Farmers Markets of Tasmania
There's a quiet revolution happening in small towns and cities, where our farmers are getting back to the way it used to be and selling their fruit vegetables and meat direct to the customer at local farmers markets. The produce is fresh, high quality and the cooking advice comes straight from the source.
Farm Gate Market, Hobart
There is so much to love about this cute and quirky market. Brimming with high quality Tasmanian produce, the market has strict rules – all produce must be local (within the confines of Tasmania) and seasonal. Try the Bruny Island Cheese Company cheeses, charcuterie from Rare Food (gourmet farmer and former food critic Matthew Evans's business with Ross O'Meara) and dukkahs from Bodhi Farm Organics.
Held every Sunday from 9am.
Cygnet Farmers Market
Held in the local hall, this market feels like you've stumbled on a beautifully tasty secret – one full of handmade organic bread, fruit, vegetables and cheeses. In true market style, you'll also find soaps, plants, photography, artwork and even fossils from around the world.
Held twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Sunday from 10.00am - 2.00pm.
Devonport Farmers Market
Devonport is in the centre of rich farming land and it shows at the farmers market. Locals love the Dutch Cream potatoes grown at nearby Ulverstone, apples from Spreyton and carrots and other root vegetables from East Devonport.
Held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8.30am -12noon.
Harvest Market, Launceston
In the heart of Launceston each Saturday morning, the Harvest Market erupts into a gourmet's delight full of fine Tasmanian producers and providores. Pick up fresh eggs, honey, meat and seafood as well as handmade jams, pastries and smaller innovative foodie-preneurs.
Held every Saturday, 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Oatlands Mini Farmers Market
There's nothing mini about this farmers market whose motto is "Make it, Bake it, Grow it". You'll find artisan bread using locally milled flour, fruit and vegetables and delicious chutneys, jams and even artwork straight from the source. Held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
The historic town of Evandale is the perfect setting for a farmers market. Every Sunday locals peddle a mix of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as general bric-a-brac, books and even pony rides for the kids.
Held every Sunday from 8am to 1.30pm.