The farm Richmond Cherries is a family owned fruit farm on the banks of the Coal River near the historic village of Richmond in Southern Tasmania, around half an hour north of Hobart. We have 2 hectares of netted orchard with 9 different types of cherries, including the white fleshed cherries, sweet dark and the tart Morello cherries. We also have around 20 trees of four varieties of pears and 20 quince trees of 5 varieties, a few thousand strawberries and an assortment of berries including logan and boysenberries, thornless blackberries, red and black currants. Also a small planting of asparagus and around 400 herbaceous peonies. Being located in the warm Coal River Valley our fruits ripen considerably earlier than other regions. The farmers Our farm is a partnership between Chris and Sally, and we have been farming cherries for around 14 years. Whilst Chris hails from the Hobart suburb of Taroona, Sally grew up in an extended family of horticulturalists in Sunraysia in Northern Victoria. Our... More
The farm River Fossil Farm is located near Lymington, on traditional lands of the Mellukerdee people, ten minutes from Cygnet, on the ancient fossil studded banks of the Huon River. River Fossil Farm is a 60 acre mixed farming property. The main farming focus is the blueberries, of which we have 2.5 acres. The farm also comprises a large vegetable market garden, a mixed fruit and nut orchard, and 40 acres of pasture on which we run a small herd of pure bred Black Angus cattle. The remainder of the property is dry sclerophyll bush. We are working towards expanding our team of “work horses”, otherwise known as the humble bee. We keep a small number of hives for pollinating the blueberry bushes, and from which to enjoy the bounty of amazing blueberry and clover honey. River Fossil Farm has a special sense of peace about it. It is the most delightful place to raise a family living off the land. The soils are acidic, and perfect for growing blueberries. We share it of course with our neighbours, the... More
The farm Rocky Top is a hilly and rocky property that runs behind the original Frogmore Creek Vineyard in Penna, just outside the Coal River Valley. Of the 200 acre property, 4 acres make up our current market garden, 20 acres is a dedicated wildlife conservation area and the remainder is a work in progress. The soils are black cracking clay, produced from parent rock called dolerite which produce soils which are very rich in nutrients and high in most minerals. The farmer My partner Joyce and I (Tony) hail originally from the U.S. but we both fell in love with Australia in 1990 and have never looked back! We began market gardening as Rocky Top after the sale of the original Frogmore Creek vineyard to Jansz. I have been involved in organic farming in some shape or form for the last 40 years. I firmly believe that small-scale production of high quality produce is the future for Tasmania and am actively working towards this vision by mentoring and supporting producers through my role as President of... More
Sprout Tasmania is a grassroots, not-for-profit organisation supporting small Tasmanian food producers get their ideas into the ground, growing and to market. Sprout is the organisation behind Fork to Fork. Sprout Tasmania helps connect consumers to ethically grown Tasmanian produce. Sprout: offers education and mentoring to small producers by working with them to improve the health of their business through the Sprout Producers Program provides advocacy support to producers is developing an online farmers market, Fork to Fork holds an annual Cross Pollinate Conference Our 2015 Annual Report is available here .
The farm Tarkine Edge is located on the North West coast of Tasmania, we have our breeding stock at Edgcumbe Beach on a 5 acre parcel of land, overlooking the spectacular rocky cape National Park and Bass strait. Our farm also utilizes several hundred acres of bushland and pasture to the south of our property for grazing growing near the Tarkine Wilderness, the cleanest air on the planet is also near by at Cape Grim. The farming technique is unique in that no cereals or grains are used in the production of pigs, unlike almost all other pig production models. A large amount of natural forage is relied on for the pigs food, as well as supplementation of food grade milk products, such as custards, milkshakes, lattés make up the diet supplement feed source. On the menu today for the piggies is cookies and cream milkshake, with a side order of grass, tree roots/bulbs, wild mushrooms and they love it! The farmers Paul and Belinda Soldo both love being in nature, Pauls career and... More
The farm Van Diemen Garlic is located in The Channel region at Middleton, 45 minutes from Hobart . We currently produce garlic on a small plot less than an acre in size. The farm in nestled between tall wooded hills and the beautiful D'Entrecasteaux Channel. The farm is incredibly peaceful and we share the environs with wedge tail eagles, white goshawks, small bats, wallabies, quolls and have the occasional sighting of a Tasmanian Devil. The soils are rich loam, developed over the centuries from the erosion of both sandstone and basalt. This makes them both nutrient rich and well-draining. The farmer I, Mat, have been farming for 5 years on a small scale. My emphasis is on the production of hand-crafted garlic, with a focus on quality and using organic methods to create a sustainable farm system. Six generations of family have farmed this land, and ancestral hands have been turned to apples, pears, black currants and other small fruits and cattle. The farming... More
The farm Our apiaries are located where our bees can access nectar to produce the variety of honey we are seeking. Hives in the beautiful Coal Rover Valley produce Prickly Box, Hobart Wildlflower are from our bees accessing nectar from gardens around Hobart and hives located at the foothills of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, and the Leatherwood apiaries are in the River Gordon National Park in Western Tasmania. The farmers The apiarists are myself, Antonia O’Brien and my husband, Robin. Robin is also a firefighter and Antonia had a previous life in the public service. We have been beekeepers since 2009, and what started as an interest soon turned into a small business after we could not maintain demand for our honey. Honeycomb is our favourite produce, it’s straight for the hive, smells amazing, is nature in its purest form and to know how long it took for the bees to make it and how, is amazing. The farming Our beekeeping philosophies are simple. Minimal... More
Harvest Feast has been using F2F for some time to buy from both
non-certified chemical-free & certified organic growers. This week, our
customers will be enjoying freshly dug kennebecs from Rocky Top Farm &
Avoland's Hass avocados. Very exciting indeed! Find these & other quality,
organic local goodies from us at site 218-219 Salamanca Market - we're the
big fresh produce stall three stalls from the base of Montpelier Retreat as
you head towards the silos end of the market.