hi, farmy friends!
We’re in for a plump ol’ market this Sunday, and good news too with Father’s Day coming up. This week’s weather is also looking rather spectacularly lovely! We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused last Sunday: the huffing and puffing of spring winds meant the market closed early for safety reasons.
We have several producers returning with the turning of the spring tide: Wagtails Kombucha will be back with bottles of lightly fizzed and full flavoured kombucha in flavours like blackberry + sage, pear + rosemary or lemon + ginger. (If you’ve been hoarding your empty glass bottles for the last few months, don’t forget about their returns policy, too.)
Charlotte and Amity, the Carbohydrate Queens are back with a full stack of Carb Diem’s finest fritters, tarts, cakes, slices and savoury focaccia. Topped with things like potato, feta and rosemary or Mediterranean roast vegetables, their focaccias are (seriously) amazing!
And lastly but not leastly, Steve and Adam from Captain Bligh’s are sailing in again after a wee break, too. These brewing purists will have their usual array of seasonal, small batch ales (we’re hoping they’ve got a round of their double IPA, the “Aye Aye P.A” for comedic value!) as well as their pre-mixed rhum or whisky + housemade cola four-packs, hard sodas, tip-top spirits and fancy liqueurs. Dad will be well pleased with a round of Bligh’s, we thinks.
For other boozy presents, attending this Sunday is Quiet Mutiny and Greer’s cool climate pinot noir, Riesling and Syrah (shiraz grapes) and hopefully her delicate, dry aperitif style Riesling Vermouth. (This last one is extremely limited, so you might be lucky…). Plenty Cider, Surges Bay Cider, Taylor and Smith gins, moonshine and pre-mixed cocktails, Grumpy Bee honey meads + beers, Endangered Distilling’s bread vodka or Tasmanian Tonic Co. tonics + soda mixers will also stock Dad’s coffers if you need a quick pressie, too.
If you’re planning Father’s Day lunch, here’s a few reminders: Georgetown Seafoods will be back again this Sunday with fresh caught fish and scallops, and Long Name Farm, Oldway Farm and Real Beef are all attending with free range pork and grass-fed beef for Sunday roasts. Osteria Petty Sessions plentiful pasta display makes Italian long lunches easy too, with fresh tortellini, wholemeal lumache, rainbow macaroni and more shapes and flavours to choose from that match their housemade ragu and sauces perfectly. It’s a Sirocco South Sunday, too, so you can dish Dad up some butter-soft beef cheeks in red wine, pork + fennel meatballs in traditional ragu, gnocchi, gnudi, cannelloni or ‘brodo’ – Mic’s hearty broth made of wild greens and rich stock (aka: a big warm hug in a bowl!).
Lots more to find this week, so we’ll see you on Bathurst Street for the ringing of the bell.
market etiquette + no dogs, please
Please ensure you’re aware and understand what you need to adhere to at the market each week with regard to Stage Three restrictions/measures. Click here for a refresh if you’re unsure, or ask our friendly staff at the gate as you enter.
We also ask that you please familiarise yourselves with our updated market policy of a firm NO DOGS at the market. Please read the bottom of last week’s blog post (here) for more details.