hello, farmy friends
We’re over the mid-winter hump. But let’s be honest, the real works just begun – as Tasmanians well know! We hope you’ve got the fire stoked, the kettle on the boil and a repertoire of soul-warming recipes up your sleeve as we continue on through the frosty, southern months. The market will be on, as always, to see you through.
Mac + Oli of Huski Greens are back on board this Sunday, and they’ve been hard at work on their Sorrell market garden – they’ve planted new crops and erected caterpillar tunnels to maximise their growing time in the darker, colder months, and we’re excited to see what emerges from them! Micro greens, baby root vegetables, kale, lettuces and more to look forward to from the pair.
cheese, beer + cake
Glen Huon Farm will be with us again this week. The farm not only provides milk for Bruny Island Cheese Co cheeses, but operates in a feedback loop for whey from the cheese making process and the spent grain from Bruny Island Beer Co.’s brewery (they’ve got heritage breed piggies to yum it all up!). Find pork, beef and smallgoods like farmhouse bacon and sausages from the farm on Sunday alongside those cheeses and most excellent beer. You can toast away winter with a dark Whey Stout: it’salso made with the leftover whey from the cheesery, and is an earthy, creamy beer for the darkest of seasons.
Speaking of cheese: Elgaar Farm have some newbies on the fromage counter, including a very interesting ‘white stilton’. It seems like it was a bit of an experiment by Joe and the cheesemakers on the farm: made like a cheddar, with a whiff of blue cheese, a crumbly, creamy texture and whole lot of funky rind – this one packs a punch! Also available cut to order by the slice are some aged cheddars, Bavarian mountain-style hard cheeses, washed rinds, feta, halloumi and mozzarella. Time to get cheesy.
Julia’s Pantry has been stocked abundantly with wintery cakes, pastries, tarts, preserves and general sitting-by-the-fire-with-a-cuppa type of fodder. Winter is the time for citrus to shine, so she’s been baking cakes like pistachio + lime drizzle, meyer lemon + thyme, cardamom + orange of late. Her menu changes a little each week, so we can’t wait to see what’s in the wooden display cases on Sunday. And if you’ve just bought some of that stilton cheese mentioned above, be sure to ask Julia about her caraway or seeded crispbreads …
As well as all our weekly Farmy legends, on rotation this week you’ll find Something from the Ground blueberries, Valley Fresh Farm seedlings, Fork It Farm pork, Quiet Mutiny wines, Spring Bay Distillery and T and D Curries.
For your brunching pleasure in the Grub Hub: Deep End Farm bao buns, Yeastie Beastie doughnuts (don’t miss out on the custard special!), Woodfiery Redhead brekky burgers, Lucky Sri Lankan curries + rotti, Kaki Lima Indonesian, Seoul Street Korean bao and, as always, the Flipped Egg satisfying your bacon + egg cravings. Coffee is served from The Flipped Barista too (Amelia uses Straight Up beans), or the Hole-in-the-Wall café, who’ll be slinging Tasmanian Coffee Roasters espresso.
See you Sunday, folks x
|The market has been wonderfully buzzing lately, and it’s so lovely to have so many faces back enjoying Farm Gate food and produce. Please be mindful that physical distancing wherever practicable is still very important. Thanks all for still using the hand sanitiser stations on your way in, adhering to any Producer or staff instructions if need be and for using Mathers Lane to eat your breakfast rather than the Grub Hub or main market space. |
farm gate drive thru service
|Three months ago, we launched the Farm Gate Drive Thru website and ordering system. We knew that the Market, like everyone, had to adapt to the changing, physically distant world that we’ve all come to understand. With the incredible, heart-warming feedback we’ve had from so many very grateful online customers, the Drive Thru will continue to operate for the foreseeable future. Many of our customers have ordered every week from the get-go.|
If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a fab, fast way to access fresh produce and your favourite Farmy staples each week in case you can’t make it to the market for any reason.
Simply head to farmgatemarket.com.au/drive-thru/ before 9.00pm Wednesday each week. Then drive down Bathurst Street Sunday arvo to collect your freshly packed shopping from our awesome Drive Thru crew!