hi, farmy friends
There’s loads to talk about this week, so let’s dive in! A quick reminder that you’ll find some important info on market COVID etiquette at the bottom of this blogs post.
A big congratulations to our three Farm Gate producers who have been awarded gold medals in the Delicious Produce Awards this year! Bragging rights go to the teams behind Eladnelle Farm Saffron, Bruny Island Cheese Co for ‘George’ and organic fresh cream from the lovely Elgaar Farm. The final national winners will be announced later in the year… fingers crossed for you all! Check out the full list of gold medalists here.
Eladnelle Farm’s premium, grade 1 saffron is planted, grown, picked and processed (all by hand) in the Upper Derwent Valley. Jen and Lee have finished up for the season in the main market, so you can now find their excellent, blue-ribboned saffron exclusively online via our Drive-Thru! Shop from their producer page here.
stylish sodas, daffodils and new beginnings
The Tasmanian Tonic Company are making their first appearance back at Farm Gate this Sunday, and they’ve used their time away productively. They’re launching the Southern Ocean Soda Co. and a range of sophisticated flavours of soft drinks: Dry Cola, Smoked Cola, Lemon Lime & Pepper Berry and Leatherwood & Sea Salt! We’re especially excited to try this last one, described as “unique as the Southern Ocean. Sweet then immediately dry, a soft drink for the discerning palette or a complement to unique spirits.” Yum!
Oldway Farm will be bringing another round of traditional Danish-style beef saveloys in plain angus beef or chilli and cheese flavours to market. Find their streaky free-range bacon and fresh beef cuts, too. Real Beef, Fork It Farm and Glen Huon Dairy Co are also on board this Sunday with beef and pork products.
Jackson’s Daffodils are back at Farmy for another season! Emerging from the cold, frozen earth at the end of winter in a sudden bright flourish, yellow daffodils, jonquils and other Narcissus flowers are said to represent rebirth, renewal, joyousness and hope. In a year that has been full of darkness and uncertainty, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate new beginnings than with a bunch of sunny daffodils.
Speaking of exciting new things, we’d like to congratulate Orlando Plenty’s Sappho and Ryan on the arrival of their newest creation: little baby Halley. We can’t wait to meet him!
See you Sunday x
We’re joining Fermentasmania and Harvest Market in celebrating all things fermented this month. Keep an eye out on our social media pages, as this Sunday we’re featuring ‘vegies’!
If you’d like to learn more about Fermentasmania (a not-for-profit, industry-led cluster of folks who are out to accelerate innovation, growth and collaboration for local Tasmanian fermentation-based enterprises) head to their website: www.fermentasmania.com
Many of our customers are quite rightly concerned about and adhering to physical distancing and other COVID measures. Out of respect for everyone in the community and the safety of all, here are some reminders:
🙋♀️ Physical distancing: Customers are required to keep 1.5 metres between themselves and others (by law) – be aware and respectful of others’ space around you
🍏 Queuing: This is still important when you are queuing and, and especially within vegetable stalls and around their staff members
⏰ Maximum capacity onsite + shop-and-go: The market is still capped on numbers, meaning our Shop-and-Go ethos still applies. If we reach our maximum capacity then please be patient while you wait at the gates
🍳 Grub Hub etiquette: If you are eating breakfast at the market, we ask you to grab your meal and head to Mathers Lane to eat it out of the main market space (and in the sunshine!)
👏 Hand hygiene: Thank you for continuing to sanitise your hands when you enter, and not touching any items you don’t intend on buying
🙏 And please: be kind to our Farmy team as they communicate and facilitate the Covid-19 compliance measures that we are by law, obliged to operate under…
We are human, just like you 💛