hello, farmy friends
It looks like an exciting long weekend ahead as Tasmanian’s stretch their legs, restrictions easing state-wide and a little wiggle room available to us after the past 2 months.
Please keep in mind that things haven’t changed at Farm Gate for the time being: our market functions purely as a place to shop for food, not to socialise, and we require all customers to maintain 1.5m distance between each other while onsite. You’ll find some more covid measures in previous blog posts.
We’re so grateful for your support – you are a truly wonderful community, and we thank you for your ongoing cooperation to keep our market safe and operating.
Blessed are the Cheesemakers, and congratulations to those of Coal River Farm: a gold medal at the 2020 Australian Dairy Awards this week for the creamy Blue! A round of applause to you all. Find Coal River weekly at the market, and also through our online Drive Thru shop.
You can’t keep a good man down: Steve from Captain Bligh’s was told he ‘can’t mix great whisky with cola’. So he did. A blend of their own whisky and house made cola, this is delicious and available as a four pack. And the name? “CAN’T”!
Welcome back, Jacquie! We’ve missed you and your fabulous foliage. Come and chat lilliums, monkey tail cactuses, spider plants, Nepalese blue bamboo, white Haemanthus and flowering zygos with the expert herself on Sunday.
Marco + Vicki return to Farmy this week from their South Arm olive orchard, Lauriston Grove – it’s worth trying their crowd-favourites, award winning EVOO and marinated olives.
Baker and Co has just released a range of fancy sweet spreads ready for this weekend, so grab a loaf of Sweetwheat soughdough baguette, a cup of strong coffee and enjoy a slathering of raspberry balsamic jam, whiskey marmalade or fig and earl grey tea jam… (to name a few!)
And it’s the last week you’ll be able to hunt down Mic’s foraged wild mushrooms – slippery jacks and saffron milks caps – so don’t miss out on these autumnal treats from Sirocco South.
See you Sunday Hobart x