As soon as we arrived back in our second home in north eastern Tasmania we headed off to the new (since February 2012) Harvest Farmers’ Market in Launceston. We set the alarm early for our 2 hour drive from Binalong Bay.
Cimitiere Street car park, Launceston – every saturday 8.30am-12.30pm.
We have shopped at many Farmers Markets over the years on our travels through Australia and abroad and this one is the real deal. Owners, growers, makers, producers fronting their wares therefore possessing the vital knowledge sought when selecting and buying.
We could not resist the big bunch of Angelica (a biennial and perennial herb from the Apiaceae family), sold by Rosie MacKinnon alongside her fresh garlic.
There were two bakers present on this day and we bought from Sandy Baines, and next time we will try another. We also bought a bottle of award-winning Coronea Grove Olive Oil after a taste offered proved it had the peppery aftertaste we love. No wonder they won a medal this year.