hi farmy friends
You’re in for another splendid Sunday, Hobart. We want to talk through some COVID reminders firstly, before what’s in store at the market this week.
be mindful, be respectful
We all seem to be breathing a sigh of relief that our island is in such an excellent COVID-19 position at the moment – our thoughts are with our Victorian friends and family right now.
It’s obvious that many have embraced the new Stage 3 freedoms in Tassie wholeheartedly; however we have been made acutely aware that lots of our customers are still rightly concerned about and adhering to physical distancing and other COVID measures. We’ve communicated many of these points before, but out of respect for everyone in the community here is a timely reminder for us all:
🙋♀️ 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 💛
plants direct, sausages + dr garlic
We welcome back Tim and Karen from Plant’s Direct this week! It’ll be wonderful to have their seedlings, herbs pots, berry canes, citrus and fruit trees in the market again.
There’s a rumour going around that Real Beef’s stout + beef sausages are *so hot right now*, but with Danish-style hot dogs (saveloys) from Old Way Farm, or fat, traditional English- and European-style pork sausages from Guy at Mount Gnomon, you’ve got plenty of snags to catch this week. We’d highly recommend grabbing some organic puy lentils from Tonia + Gareth at The Grain Family (find them at Elgaar Farm) for a hearty dish of sausages and lentils. Something like this.
Koonya Organics / Dr Garlic is also retuning to Farmy after a break. His regulars will be keen for his heirloom garlic bulbs, garlic dukka, roasted nuts and black garlic products – winter is surely the best time to load up on garlic, we say, so welcome back Geoff!
As well as all the weekly apples, veggies, seafood, dairy, honey, flowers, gin, juice, pesto, pasta, peanut butter, pastries, donuts, bread and breakfasts there will be Lauriston Grove olives, South Roast coffee beans, Sirocco South’s meals (including a new slow cooked wild rabbit dish!), Plenty Cider and Quiet Mutiny wines on rotation this Sunday.
it’s national tree day!
Come and learn about the City of Hobart Bushcare program and help celebrate National Tree Day this Sunday by taking home a free native plant. There will be a range of trees, grasses and shrubs to choose from suited to Tasmanian gardens. (To make sure everyone goes home happy there is a limit of one native plant per household, folks.)
The very knowledgeable Bushcare team will be on hand from 8.30am to 12.30pm to answer any questions you have about planting natives, so come and say hello!
We’re joining Fermentasmania and our friends at Harvest Market in celebrating all things fermented this month. Keep an eye out on our social media pages for posts that sing the praises of the local array of microorganisms transforming our dining every day. Cheese, bread, wine, beer, mead, cider, yoghurt, tempeh, coffee… and on it goes.
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
See you Sunday! x