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This is an island of makers and producers, transforming great ideas and ingredients into distinctive flavours and artisan wares. 

Nowhere is the experience of tapping into Tasmania’s creative energy more personal and personable than at one of the island’s regular markets. 

These are great places to browse and collect while meeting the makers and rubbing shoulders with friendly locals.

 

Salamanca Market

Fifty years strong, Hobart’s Salamanca Market stretches the length of waterfront Salamanca Place on Saturdays, with a stunning backdrop of 19th-century Georgian sandstone warehouses and the looming presence of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. The market is one of Tasmania’s most popular visitor attractions and features more than 220 stalls, ranging from photography to produce, whisky to wool, timber to truffles. It’s a Saturday ritual in Hobart.

Need to know 

Open 8.30am-3pm every Saturday, at Salamanca Pl, Hobart.

Willie Smith's Artisan and Produce Market

The produce of the Huon Valley – the apple of Tasmania’s eye – is the centrepiece of Willie Smith’s Artisan and Produce Market, held on Saturdays near Huonville. All the food and artisan goods inside Willie Smith’s Apple Shed are Tasmanian, and this adjoining weekly market is a chance to meet the producers, cooks and artists in a relaxed atmosphere among 20-plus stalls. Expect everything from gourmet smallgoods, honey, baked goods, jams, pickles and preserves to ceramics, leather goods and handcrafted timber wares.

Need to know

Open 10am-2pm every Saturday, at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, 2064 Huon Hwy, Grove.

Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market

With about 60 stalls dropped like a tasting platter into central Launceston, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market - known to locals as Harvest - transforms a city car park into a condensed farm-gate experience. Chat with farmers and taste your way around northern Tasmania – honey, oysters, summer berries, vegetables, beer, hazelnuts, ginseng, whisky and more – to a backbeat of local music.

Need to know

Open 8.30am-12.30pm every Saturday, at 71 Cimitiere St, Launceston.

Bream Creek Farmers Market

A farmers’ market in a farm-like setting, the long-running Bream Creek Farmers Market brings together a spread of locally grown, seasonal produce, sold directly by the people who grow and make it. Innovative farmers, gourmet gardeners and brilliant brewers share the best that their lands and hands produce, surrounded by Bream Creek’s lush paddocks.

Need to know

Open on the first Sunday of every month, at Bream Creek Showgrounds.

 

Farm Gate Market

If you can’t eat it, drink it, grow it or meet the producer, you won't find it at Farm Gate Market. Known to locals as Farmy, this bustling Hobart farmers’ market closes a block of an otherwise busy CBD street, drawing producers from across the state and locals doing their weekly shop. Stroll the street, fill your picnic basket, and tuck into breakfast or brunch in the Grub Hub, a street-food market tucked into a street-front courtyard.

Need to know

Open 8.30am-1pm every Sunday, at Bathurst St, Hobart.

Penguin Undercover Market

Goods come with a side serve of history at Tasmania’s largest undercover market, which takes place inside Penguin’s former primary school, built in 1925. Alongside stands of locally made wares, including jewellery, produce, collectables and plants, there’s music from local musicians and an undercover food court for a leisurely market lunch.

Need to know

Open 9am-3pm every Sunday, at 11 Arnold St, Penguin.

And more

As you travel around Tasmania, keep an eye out for weekend community markets. A few of the regulars include Evandale (every Sunday morning), Cygnet (first and third Sunday of each month), New Norfolk (every Saturday morning) and Devonport’s Providore Market (second Friday evening of each month).

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