13 Seeds Hemp Farm Tasmania
We are a hemp grower, processor and hemp products manufacturer based in Tasmania
We all want to be healthy and well and to be good stewards of the planet and environment. We started 13 Seeds Hemp Farm Tasmania because we want to support local people and local economies and for our children to inherit a legacy of purpose and action.
41 South Tasmania
41 South is an Eco-certified salmon and ginseng farm that, as well as using a wetland as a natural biological filter, implements sustainable growing practices with no impact on the environment.
Acacia Hills Olive Grove
Acacia Hills Olive Grove was established in April 2004, by Sharon Murcott and Robert Moore.
Agronico is the leading seed potato producer in Australia, producing over 8,000 tonnes of seed potatoes annually.
As the only vertically integrated seed producer in Australia, Agronico’s seed starts from tissue culture plantlets in their VICSPA-accredited laboratory and are transferred to a hydroponic minituber production facility. These minitubers are planted in nutrient rich, DNA tested soil in the central north and northwest of Tasmania to produce G1 seed which are then propagated on to produce G3-G4 seed potatoes. In March/April each year they are harvested, graded and stored prior to delivery across Australia. Agronico employs 12 full-time employees, over 15 casual employees, and produces nearly a quarter of a million minitubers and over 8,000 tonnes of seed potatoes annually for chips, crisps and fresh markets across Australia.
Contact name Robert Graham
Phone 03 6428 2519
Ashbolt is an award-winning manufacturer of high quality, natural products.
Established in 1906, Ashbolt Farm is located in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley, amid tranquil rivers, rolling hills, giant forests and rugged mountain ranges. We are committed to the land and our valley, so our farm is sustainable and our elders, olives and orchard trees are grown using organic principles.
Growing plants known for their good health; adding a touch of our passion for creating memorable flavours; and processing and bottling on our family farm allows us to create a range of unique and multi-award winning, flavoursome products that are all 100% Tasmanian and free from gluten, artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. We specialise in:
- premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO), winning medals every year since 2000, including in Sept 2016, winning best in Australia (medium oil) in the prestigious Australian Olives Association Awards.
- our own specialty drinks range of concentrates and brewed-in-the-bottle non-alcoholic sparkling drinks made by us from the flowers and the berries of the ancient Elder tree
- our unique and flavoursome gourmet condiments - including dressings, marinades and vinegars
All our products are made by us, on our farm, and are full of health and our passion for the land. Please take the time to explore our site and see all that we do.
Australian Natural Pyrethrins (Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd)
‘Australian Natural Pyrethrins’ educates consumers on the role and importance of active ingredients in insect control products, and champions the many benefits of Tasmanian grown natural pyrethrum.
‘Australian Natural Pyrethrins’ is a wholly owned brand of Botanical Resources Australia; the Tasmanian owned, N.W. based producer of more than 75% of the global demand for natural pyrethrum.
Natural pyrethrum, and the active insecticide component of natural pyrethrum extract, natural pyrethrins; is the world’s most trusted, effective, and widely used plant-based active ingredient powering hundreds of insect control products. It is has been used for centuries to effectively control all manner of insect pests.
The yet-to-be launched brand, ‘Australian Natural Pyrethrins’ will essentially perform the function of an industry association for Australian pyrethrum, with the goal to educate consumers on the role and importance of active ingredients in insect control products, and champion the benefits of Tasmanian grown natural pyrethrum.
The first and only commercial planting of Avocados in Tasmania. Our goal is to supply Tasmanians, Avocados when they are at their very best.
Avoland Avocados is a 3 Hectare Hass Avocado grove planted in 2010/11 on the red basalt soils of the North West overlooking the town of Gawler and the Bass Strait. The cool climate of this region allows the Avocados to fully mature and remain on the trees for long periods with out any loss of quality.
This unique area growing characteristic results in a very flexible marketing opportunity. Tasmanian Hass Avocados are available at a time when no other quality Australian grown Hass are in the market.
Betta Milk Cooperative Society Limited
Betta milk was established as a cooperative in 1956 with the sole purpose to supply fresh milk to the drinking liquid milk market in Tasmania. The company was formed from a nucleus of 35 Tasmanian dairy farming families.
Over the years other dairy farmers and employees have joined Betta Milk, helping it grow into the highly successful and thriving business it is today. Members of those original dairy farming families still make up the ownership of the company. We have a total of 70 shareholders and the Board is made up from second and third generation members of those families. Betta Milk's head office, processing and packaging facility is located at its original site at Old Surrey Road in Burnie, and we provide direct employment for approximately 60 people. We have manned distribution centres located in both Launceston and Hobart.
Blustery Banks Vineyard
Blustery Banks Vineyard is a 2 hectare Vineyard at Wesley Vale.
Botanical Resources Australia
With an output that has nearly tripled since 1996, and with the introduction of innovative technology, the Tasmanian pyrethrum industry supplies 30 percent of the global pyrethrum market and is the world's second-largest producer.
Reportedly used by Napoleon to delouse his army, pyrethrum continues to be in demand as a natural insecticide.
Exports to the United States, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan, India, New Zealand, account for 98 percent of production.
Brady’s Lookout Cider
A speciality cider mill that devotes 100 per cent of production to 'methode traditionelle' (Champagne style) sparkling ciders.
We are a boutique Tasmanian cider mill devoting 100 per cent of our production to the classic way to produce a sparkling (popularly known as the method traditionelle or champagne method). We use Tasmanian apples rather than grapes to produce a refined product that seeks to emulate the sparkling wines that the Tamar Valley is renowned for. Our orchard at Rosevears in the Tamar is located under the shadow of Brady’s Lookout in the heart of Tasmania’s premium sparkling region. The orchard has an extensive range of heirloom apple varieties. Over time, these varieties are combined with other commercially available Tasmanian apples to produce our rare range of sparkling ciders. Our award winning premium ciders are limited in supply as our apple varieties are scarce, with the cider taking two years to produce. Supplied in a 750ml bottle, you can purchase through a number of outlets listed on our website or online www.bradyslookoutcider.com.au
Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Acclaimed for its sensational fields of purple. Bridestowe Estate operates the largest lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere and exports more than 85 pecent of its oil to customers in Asia, North America and Europe.
Lavender oil is used for fine perfumery, cosmetic and aromatherapy applications and rivals the finest of French lavender for the number one spot in the world. The oil is noted for purity and characteristic floral aroma and has camphor-free qualities, which make it ideal for culinary uses.
Increasingly, Bridestowe Estate has become recognised for is growing range of gourmet products incorporating fine lavender oil and lavender flowers ( Bridestowe Culinary Lavender) into partnerships with fruit and dairy products.
Established in the early 1920s Bridestowe Estate attracts around 40,000 national and international visitors annually, especially during the peak flowering and harvesting period in January and February, when 48ha of flowers present a spectacular sight.
Brook Eden Vineyard and Cellar Door
Brook Eden produces single varietal wines and traditional sparkling from its beautiful site in the Pipers Brook Valley. The family brings a Northern Italian tradition to its elegant wines and offers a warm and welcoming experience at its cellar door.
With most vines now over 30 years old, Brook Eden is one of the oldest vineyard sites in Northern Tasmania. Our close planted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Grigio produce intense single varietal table wines with a portion set aside some years for our TASMANIAN, a vintage Sparkling made in the French method.
Vintage 2019 will be an exciting year as our young vines of Lagrein, a Northern Italian variety will bear fruit for the first table wine of that varietal to be produced in Tasmania. A rich, deep ruby wine in the Pinot Noir tradition, this wine is rimmed with purple and will be popular amongst those who desire a more 'meaty' red to go with Tasmania's beef, lamb and game.
Owned since 2012 by the Ferrero family, Brook Eden's range of wines reflect true cool climate characteristics, the owners' Italian heritage and a constant striving for excellence.
Brook Eden Vineyard and Cellar Door is at 167 Adams Road, Lebrina, Tasmania. We are open 6 days a week (except Wednesday) from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. We are open by appointment only from July to August. Visit www.brookeden.com.au for more information.
Burlington Berries Pty Ltd
Burlington Berries is a soft fruit enterprise specializing in the production of high quality strawberries, raspberries for the premium domestic market.
Burlington Berries is a new soft fruit enterprise located at Cressy with 10 ha of strawberries and 10ha of raspberries currently in production.
This horticultural business has speciaised in growing strawberries on Table Tops structures and the raspberries are grown on raised Soil beds. The whole area is under polytunnel structures with drip irrigation and has a packhouse coolroom for fruit preparation.
Fruit is shipped daily to Devonport for export to the major mainland supermarket chains. Labour is sourced locally and internationally with a 7 month harvest period November to May.
BW Griggs & Sons – Rubigold Apples
Apple and cherry orchardists located in the Huon Valley. Grower, Marketer and distributor of the all Tasmanian Rubigold apple
Sixth generation apple and cherry growers, BW Griggs & Sons discovered amongst their current orchard the new apple variety Rubigold .
From one limb a decade ago to now growing a commercial orchard of the variety. BW Griggs & Sons have gained PBR (plant breeders rights) and Trademark protection, They now have a variety that can be promoted and marketed as uniquely Tasmanian variety both Nationally and Internationally.
Campo de Flori
Campo de Flori is a 52 acre sustainable boutique farm business high in the mountains of the Huon Valley.
This farm was carved out of the bush in 2010 by David Peck and Lisa Britzman. They grow and produce extra virgin olive oil, table olives, several varieties of lavender, purple garlic, raspberries, blueberries and extra category 1 grade saffron. They built an Alan Scott design wood fired oven and pottery studio on the property.
Crops were selected and planted to have produce in the different seasons on the farm. Lavender, berries and garlic are harvested in the summer, saffron in autumn, and olives in late autumn to winter.
The ethos of Campo de Flori is to be self-sufficient while maintaining a balance ecosystem on the property. Sustainable uses of resources are considered as well as implementing biological farming techniques on the farm. This form of sustainable farming practice not only benefits the environment but delivers top quality farm produce.
Lisa maintains a pottery practice on the farm and sells her ceramic art in several galleries in Hobart, the Cradle Mt. Lodge and online. David enjoys filling the air with the aroma of his fresh baked breads, which pop up at local markets.
Their lavender is used in products created on the farm and sold through the Salamanca Market, the Huon Visitor Centre, and galleries in Hobart. Other farm products can be found at their open farm gate and studio days throughout the year.
Cargill Malt Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
Our core business is originating and transforming malting barley into malt for the brewing, distilling, baking and other food related industries.
Cargill Malt acquired Joe White Maltings in 2013. The Joe White Maltings brand is highly regarded domestically and internationally in the brewing and distilling industry. The business was established in 1858 in Ballarat Victoria during the gold rush. Today, Joe White Maltings is the largest Australian maltster with seven production facilities spread across Australia's prime barley growing regions. Joe White Maltings has had a long association with Tasmania dating back to 1928, when the founder Joe White assisted in the establishment of a Tasmanian barley growers pool in association with barley merchants. Our malting facility in Devonport was opened in 1967, which today supplies Tasmanian malt to the Cascade Brewery and to world class Tasmanian distillers and craft brewers. Joe White Maltings is the only maltster remaining in Tasmania. Our goal is to promote Tasmania's clean air and water, natural beauty and reputation for high quality local produce through our products both domestically and internationally.
Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe
A fully operational raspberry farm with a 100+ seated Cafe and Retail Shop selling raspberry products directly to the public from the farm gate.
A fully operational raspberry farm with a 100+ seated Cafe and Retail Shop in a lakeside setting, selling raspberry products directly to the public from the farm gate. A family business where raspberries have been grown on the farm since 1984. The cafe opened in 1995 and has over 250,000 customers seated each year. Open all year round 7 days a week with exception of Good Friday and Christmas Day. The Cafe focuses on value adding Raspberry products which are developed , produced packaged onsite. Products range from Raspberry Ice Cream to Raspberry Beer and even have introduced a raspberry cosmetic line featuring raspberry lip balm and moisturiser. Products can be purchased through the farm shop or visit the online shop at www.raspberryfarmcafe.com/shop. ALL RASPBERRY CRAVINGS CATERED FOR !
Cider Tasmania Inc.
Cider Tasmania represents our cidermakers in driving sustainable cider tourism in the State through promotion of cellar doors, cider bars, markets and festivals and industry research and development.
It's the people that make Tasmanian cider special. Discover these characters and the stories, the love and the passion that goes into crafting every bottle of Tasmanian cider.
Tasmanian ciders can be tasted all around the State in a cider-led revival of the Apple Isle. Cider Tasmania is a membership organisation with objectives to:
- Promote real cider and perry made from apples and pears grown primarily in Tasmania.
- Run and participate in cider events that promote brands and provide customer education and sales opportunities.
- Encourage sustainability throughout the supply chain.
- Work in conjunction with government and research institutions to support and develop the industry.
- Provide opportunities for producers to network, benchmark different ciders and cider styles to improve understanding, collaborations and product excellence.
We welcome full membership from Tasmanian commercial cidermakers and associated membership from affiliated businesses and interested cider drinkers or hobbyist cidermakers wanting to discover more about cidermaking.
Family owned and operated farm, located in the Tamar Valley, that sustainably and ethically produces grass fed Angus Beef and Suffolk Lamb and certified PROOF (Pasture Raised On Open Fields) pork.
OUR MISSION: To Provide, Direct from the Farm, Clean and Sustainable Food, Created with Care, Honesty and Passion; and Connect Customers to their Food Source.
Cornerstone Farm is all about producing sustainable, grass fed beef and lamb and pastured raised pork, free from hormones and antibiotics and raised in a natural environment. The local community should have access to the best food that farmers can produce, and for Cornerstone Farm that is produce grown in harmony with nature, in a sustainable, regenerative circular farming system. Cornerstone Farm holistically manage their pastures which will improve the soil as the years pass, building humus, increasing fertility and capturing carbon. Cornerstone Farm are passionate about producing beef, lamb and pork that is not only sustainable, but full of good fats and health benefits. We currently sell our produce in bulk orders direct to customers. All animals are processed through a licensed abattoir and butcher.
Cradle Coast Olives
Olive grower and boutique processor of multi award-winning extra virgin olive oils based at Abbotsham, near Ulverstone, Tasmania.
Cradle Coast Quinoa
Cradle Coast Quinoa produces local Australian summer grown quinoa.
Cradle Coast Quinoa provides an alternative crop for local Tasmanian farmers.
Quinoa is a nutrient rich grain originating high up in the Andes.
We supply a pre-washed product which has had the bitter saponin coating removed.
We focus on summer grown quinoa which has a large seed size and is free from any gmo contaminations.
We produces pre-rinsed quinoa, polished quinoa and quinoa flour.
We can supply products in a range of bag sizes and filaments to suit the needs of our customers.
Contact name Peter Damen
Phone 0437 361 182
Mixed agritourism farm in the Derwent Valley. Farmstay, tours and agri production of meat, wool, small seeds and poppies.
7th generation farmers at Hamilton in the Derwent Valley region of Tasmania. 300 hectares producing prime lambs and wool. Opium poppies for pharmaceutical companies. Cabbage seeds for export. Previously grown Onions, Shallots and Carrots for export seed.
Large areas of conservation and re vegetation to protect soil and water quality, enhance biodiversity habitat and stock shelter. 9 Self contained B&B cottages sleeping 34 people. Tour centre for BBQ Lunches and teas can seat 150 people including farm tours, sheep shearing and working dog shows. We portray modern day, sound farming practices with an ecological focus. Catering to international, domestic and local clientele.
We are the paddock side of the plate.
Cygnet Garden Larder
Growers of Specialty Mushroom
Based in the Huon Valley, Cygnet Mushroom Farm grows specialty mushrooms for retailers and restaurants. Our Mushrooms are grown with out the use of chemicals using clean Tassie sawdust.
Mushrooms are available year round.
Personal customers can find us at the Hobart Farmers Market each week.
Contact name Bec Bovell
Phone 0467 633 027
DairyTas is the Tasmanian service delivery arm of Dairy Australia, investing farmer levies and other funds to support the Tasmanian Dairy Industry.
Daly Potato Company
Home cooked ready-to-eat meals.
We’re passionate about bringing you a quality product you can enjoy with your family and friends. And, because we know you’re busy, we now offer an exciting range of ready-to-eat products. Hearty and home-style, you’ll feel like you’ve made them yourself. We love what we do - and we hope you will too!
Diemen Pepper is a small, locally owned enterprise specialising in the products of the Tasmanian rainforest plant: Native Pepper. We harvest, dry and prepare pepperberries and leaf for sale interstate and for export.
Our pepper product is unique - although our peppers look a bit like conventional pepper, they give a sweet fruity flavour followed by a brief, sharp tingly sensation on the palate, and are very popular in several discerning markets - Germany and France for example. Our dried pepperleaf is used by many commercial manufacturing businesses to provide that unique native flavour of the Australian Bush.
We operate on a farm in the lovely D'entrecasteaux region, and our pepper supplies come from all over Tasmania mainly in the high rainfall regions of the north west and northeast.
We pride ourselves on our excellent quality product - the best in the business - and our prompt and friendly service.
We welcome commercial and retail enquiries and are able to provide a high level of technical and developmental support if required.
Domaine A / Stoney Vineyard
Domaine A, Tasmania’s First Growth.
Domaine A is an iconic Australian wine estate. Established in 1973, the historic Stoney Vineyard is the oldest in Tasmania’s Coal River Valley. H. Peter Althaus founded Domaine A after an exhaustive worldwide search for ideal cool climate terroir. The inspirational vineyardlies on a north-facing slope with ancient 200 million year old jurassic dolerite geology. Embracing traditions from the old world and the new, his exquisite Cabernets capture global attention. Each Domaine A wine is a reflection of extraordinary terroir with a proven record of critical acclaim and genuine ageing capacity. Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon is rated outstanding in Langton’s classification of Australian wine.
Avant-garde Tasmanian wine
Crafted by hand, just 2-3 barrels of each Domaine Simha wine are made each year. An avant-garde approach shapes living wine relying on ancient knowledge and intuition. At heart lies the epic beauty of Tasmania’s pure natural environment, sparkling air and ancient soil.
Founder and winemaker, Nav Singh spearheaded a new wave of winemaking in Tasmania, opening the doors to progressive styles that are highly sought by top sommeliers and collectors. Singh’s natural methods embrace harvesting by lunar cycle on fruit and flower days. Wild fermentation with gentle foot pigeage and basket pressing means his wines are seamless and graceful. Maturation in clay amphorae and custom made demi-muid oak builds layers of texture with perfect natural balance and superb ageing potential.
The house of Simha originates from sanskrit for lion. Tasting experiences and cellar door sales at Institut Polaire.
Eat Well Tasmania
We are a not-for-profit organisation that works with industry to champion healthy eating and opportunities to enjoy Tasmanian grown, produced and value-added food
Our goal is to be a key influencer of healthy eating in Tasmania and to connect the local food industry with the Tasmanian community.
CONNECT - we act as a connector and partnerships maker across the food industry and aligned sectors.
CREATE - we create new content and/or platforms that drive the purchase of healthy Tasmanian food.
SHARE - we share knowledge and expertise that builds capacity around healthy eating in the food industry and aligned organisations.
We deliver campaigns to influence food choices and promote the Tasmanian food system from paddock to plate, including retail and hospitality.
Essential Oils of Tasmania
Essential Oils of Tasmania is a fully integrated business that produces a diverse range of pure essential oils and fine plant extracts for the flavor, fragrance and aromatherapy markets across the world.
Essential Oils of Tasmania (EOT) has, for over 30 years, produced a diverse range of pure essential oils, supplying the international food, flavor, fragrance and aromatherapy markets. Being located in Tasmania, we are privileged with an unspoilt environment, warm dry summers and cool wet winters making it an ideal region to grow a range of essential oil crops and native plants. EOT is a fully integrated business from growing crops to manufacturing the finished oils, with a range of extraction and processing systems to tailor products to customer requirements.
Every Man and His Dog Vineyard
Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, Winery and Cellar Door offers wine tastings and picnic hampers amongst the vines in the historic town of Richmond, Tasmania.
Every Man and His Dog is a vineyard and bed and breakfast in Tasmania's beautiful Coal River Valley, just a stone's throw from the historic town of Richmond. We produce premium cool climate Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Unwooded Chardonnay wines. Come and enjoy a tour and tasting at our cellar door, order a cheese platter or picnic hamper as an accompaniment, or stay in our very private retreat for two and relax amongst the vines.
Farm Gate Market
Farm Gate Market is Tasmania's premier farmer's market, operating in the heart of Hobart every Sunday.
With a ring, ding, ding of the farm bell at 8.30am sharp bustling trade kicks off at Farm Gate Market.
Wade through a collection of prime Tasmanian fresh, seasonal and local produce and artisan foods. Tasmania's tastiest and most creative foodstuffs take centre stage at this gala performance.
Every Sunday 8.30am - 1.00pm
Bathurst St (between Murray St + Elizabeth St)
Fidelity Peonies is a family operated peony business, in Tasmania's Derwent Valley.
Jo and Dave Jones run Fidelity Peonies, on their diversified dairy farm in Hamilton, in Tasmania's Derwent Valley. With twelve magnificent varieties of peonies, they sell their produce locally at gourmet grocers and also through the Sydney Flower Market. The vibrant colour, long stem length and excellent vase-life of their flowers are all due to the cold winters and good growing environment in the Derwent Valley. The peony symbolizes fidelity and a happy marriage, and are a very popular flower for weddings and as gifts.
Contact name Joanna Jones
Phone 0438 010 707
Field Fresh Tasmania
Field Fresh Tasmania (FFT) is a division of Webster Limited with head office based in Devonport Tasmania, FFT is proudly a Tasmanian company.
Field Fresh Tasmania specializes in onion production, annually producing 20% of Australian onion crop. Field Fresh Tasmania is Australia’s largest exporter of brown and red onions with over 40 years’ experience in fresh food, good reputation for consistent quality and supply to counter seasonal markets.
Field Fresh Tasmania's onions are branded Tasmanian grown and exported to over 14 countries annually.
Fork it Farm
Raising forkin' tasty pork in piggy paradise.
Our small farm provides quality, tasty, paddock to plate pure Berkshire pork via our Whole Hog Program, directly connecting our farm with discerning eaters like you. Our pigs are raised naturally on pasture where they are free to root, graze, wallow and play. A happy, healthy life for them and forkin' tasty pork for you!
Franklin Cider Co.
FRANK’S Premium Tasmanian Ciders, are created using 100% pure fresh fruit, grown in the beautiful Huon Valley. Golden apples, heritage pears and luscious cherries yield that ‘just picked’ aroma and clean crisp finish.
FRANK'S multi award winning range includes 'Summer Apple', 'Summer Pear' 'Autumn Apple Reserve' and 'Cherry/Pear' Ciders.
Fruit from trees that Frank Clark planted more than 60 years ago, is tree ripened and blended to produce sparkling, medium sweet ciders that are bursting with real fruit flavour.
Frank was the 3rd generation of the Clark Family to tend the orchard at 'Woodside', Franklin (est. 1836). Today, his great grand children think he would have approved!
Fruit Growers Tasmania Inc
Fruit Growers Tasmania is the representative body for the state’s apple, pear and stonefruit growers, including cherry producers.
Glen Morey Estate
A producer of award winning cool climate Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Glen Morey is a family farming operation at Woodbury in the Tasmanian Midlands. The farm grows Corriedale sheep (hence the label) as well as broadacre crops.
Diversified into olive growing with the first trees planted 2003 - 1500 trees on 5 Ha.
5 Main Varieties of olives.
- Black Italian
- Nevadillo (Picual)
Currently grown using organic farming principles (not certified). There have been no artificial fertilisers or chemicals applied to this grove in last five years. We have no intention to certify as organic however we will continue to use organic farming principles as much as possible and is practical.
First harvested 2015, the olives are hand harvested using mechanical rakes. Currently a crew of four take about 5 weeks to harvest the entire grove.
Cold Pressed into Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Ashbolt Farm (New Norfolk) as soon as possible once harvested.
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Glendale produces Extra Virgin Olive Oil and table olives
Glendale Olives is a business based within 30 minutes of Launceston producing Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The grove has 7 varieties of olives, suitable for extra virgin olive oil and table olives.
Glendale Olives won the Reserve Champion at The Australian National 2016 20th Annual Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition in the Robust Class in October 2016. Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from Koroneiki trees planted in 2005 for the sole purpose of producing Premium Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil took out the award after being awarded a Silver Medal.
After an extremely dry season at the end of 2015 during fruit set and an extremely wet season during picking, the award on Monday evening in Geelong was a great surprise to Glendale Olives. The Koroneiki olives were one of the last olives batches to be processed into Extra Virgin Olive Oil this season in Tasmania, basically between showers of rain.
Having recently rebranded Glendale Olives with the logo showing a sheep and an olive branch, lambing season is currently underway. Owner Christine Mann says that the new logo truly represent what Glendale Olives is about. Traditionally the farm was a grazing property for sheep but now hosts an award winning olive grove. Currently ewes with lambs are enjoying the scenery of the olive grove.
The award received in October builds on the success of the 2015 competition where Gold and Bronze Medals were received. In 2015 extra virgin olive oil from Frantoio and Arbequina olives received medals, this year extra virgin olive oils from Koroneiki and Nevadillo Blanco olives received Silver and Bronze medals. Glendale Olives grows seven world renowned olive varieties for the purpose of producing EVOO, to date medals have been received for over half of the varieties grown, the remaining 3 varieties are yet to be entered into the National Competition. These awards truly show that the cool climate of Tasmania boosts a great climate for olive groves.
Green Grass Dairy (GGD)
Green Grass Dairy aims to provide everything that is Tasmanian in a tub of yoghurt. We are a family business wishing to value add.
You will not find Green Grass Dairy Yoghurt on the domestic shelves in Tasmania or even mainland Australia. Over the past 18 months GGD have undertaken marketing research in India and are now nearly launch ready. Adding the Brand Tasmania logo to our packaging is a key ingredient to differentiating our product from others in the market place. We know being made in Tasmania means we are offering a product of the highest quality.
GGD has contracted a Tasmanian manufacturer to produce GGD Yoghurt with Tasmanian ingredients.
Harvest Moon, based in north-west Tasmania, supplies high quality fresh vegetables to anywhere in the world.
The company prides itself on customer service and its ability to meet customer expectations. Harvest Moon's vegetable range includes broccoli, carrots, potatoes, onions, swedes, squash/kabocha, celery and corn.
Hawthorne Hill Farm
At Hawthorne Hill Farm, we grow and make seriously delicious food. When we discovered the Hawthorne plant, our products were born and our business began soon after.
Our first and flagship product is our Tasmanian Hawthorne Paste. It is similar in use to fig or quince paste but has its own unique wild zingy flavour. It partners perfectly with cheeses and meats and can form the basis of a very special jus or glaze. It is available in Original and Sugar Free recipes.
Our Sugar Free range of products uses pharmaceutical grade xylitol to replace cane sugar. This makes them ideal for diabetics and those who are trying to take sugar and carbs out of their diet. Xylitol is a great, all natural sweetener that is sourced from birch trees our corn cobs. We use the corn cob variety because it suits our recipes very well and is a sustainably sourced product.
We also make a range of jams and jellies, including Hawthorne jam from fruit grown on our farm our sourced from local producers. These are also available in Original and Sugar Free recipes. We also use our Hawthorne jam to make some lovely little shortbread cookies in two styles.
We've recently launched a food van with a view to bringing a paddock-to-plate experience to the people of North East Tasmania.
We love living and working on our little farm and are really pleased that people love the food that we make.
Hazelnuts on Hythe
Grower and seller of hazelnuts located in Northern Tasmania
'Hazelnuts on Hythe' is a medium sized hazelnut grove consisting of more than 500 maturing trees which are now producing nuts in a quantity that is marketable, growing rapidly and doubling in production over the last three seasons. All our nuts are hand picked, hand cracked and prepared for roasting ensuring a premium quality product. The Australian dietary guidelines recommends 30 grams of nuts per day in each persons diet. Our ambition is to supply the local market whereby 96% of current Australian hazelnut consumption is imported (more than 2700 tonnes).
We attend conferences and professional learning to support our knowledge and growth and one business partner is the secretary of the Australian Hazelnut Growers Association. We are inclusive in our business model ensuring a cohesive Tasmanian grower network.
Contact name Bruce and Lisa O'Toole
Phone 0418 329 766
Hellfire Bluff Distillery
Tasmania's First Potato Vodka. Potatoes that are grown on our own land.
The love and dedication that is found in every bottle of Hellfire Vodka can be traced right back to the day our first potato was planted.
Our farmers pride themselves on the produce they grow, only providing the finest ingredients so that we can produce the most premium quality vodka, ultimately providing you with elegant smooth hand-crafted vodka
straight from the paddock to the bottle.
Our distillery overlooks Hellfire Bluff, a rocky outcrop above Marion Bay in Tasmania — one of the world’s last remaining wild and remote regions. The Bluff gets its name from the unusual colour of its sandstone cliffs.
Holm Oak Vineyards
Holm Oak Vineyards is a boutique wine producer in the Tamar Valley.
Operated by two experienced wine business professionals Rebecca (Winemaker) and her husband Tim (viticulturist), Holm Oak produces an extensive and interesting range of estate grown, made and bottled wine.
Honey Tasmania – The Beehive
Honey Tasmania invites you to experience the delicious and fascinating world of honey, learn about the remarkable journey from flower source to jar and appreciate the wonder that is the honeybee.
Honey Tasmania invites you to experience the delicious and fascinating world of honey, learn about the remarkable journey from flower source to jar and appreciate the wonder that is the honeybee.
Come taste uniquely different varieties of pure raw honey made by millions of industrious bees.
Watch the queen laying eggs, see a new baby emerge from a cell and experience the delight of the bees communicating through their waggle dance from two wonderful new display beehives.
Sample unique honey alcohol, as well as Tasmanian whisky and gin. Discover beauty products made from honey and beeswax, honey- and bee-related handmade gifts, books on bees and honey, as well as many more honeybee focused products.
Come enjoy a delicious honey ice cream in the garden while watching the bees fly amongst the flowers.
Horticultural And Landscape Supplies
Horticultural Supplies is the largest garden supply businesses in Tasmania, with representation in both the north and south of the state.
We also package potting mixes, composts, mulches and fertilisers under contract for mainland companies. We are developing a number of products that have under the HALS brand that will have innovative Tasmanian inputs.
Houston's Farm quality baby salad leaves. Nestled in the picturesque Coal River Valley, in southern Tasmania, Houston’s Farm is the proud grower and producer of the finest baby salad leaves for retail and food service.
Grown with careful preparation and environmentally sustainable farming practices, our baby leaves are sort after both locally and throughout Australia for their freshness and quality.
Essentially a family business, now with more than 20 years of experience, Houston’s Farm has developed a range of high quality washed and ready to eat single leaf and mixed baby leaf salads in addition to salad based meals which come with dressing and condiments. These are sold both in in our own brand and under private label to independent and major retailers.
In the constant search to improve our products and build our business, we seek out industry expertise and acquire knowledge, skills and standards. This allows us to compete with far larger operations whilst still maintaining a hands-on, quality focused approach.
IMP Environmental is an environmental development company that specialises in the innovative management of large volumes of organic waste.
The company's lead technology is an anaerobic digestion system that processes organic waste and produces a nutrient-rich, biological soil conditioner and biogas. IMP is partnering with Tasmanian farmers to produce commercial quantities of cost effective,high quality biological soil conditioner, a first for Australia.
Funding Food and Beverage Businesses in Tasmania
Inspirations Garden Centre
We specialise in vegetable seeds for the home gardener in Cool climate Tasmania and similar regions in Australia
Our Garden Centre is in Exeter, Tamar Valley, Tasmania. We trial and grow out all the vegetable varieties before we offer the seeds, and test the germination of all our seeds four times a year. We have vegetable display beds for customers to see what to sow and when to harvest. We offer open pollinated and hybrid seeds to the home garden market where high yielding fine flavoured cool climate varieties are often hard to get. We work with Steve Solomon who is well known in the vegetable seed business and Bob Reid, a highly respected Agronomist in Tasmania. We are also a business partner with the Northern Support School Ravenswood.
Island Sky Tasmania Pty Ltd
At Island Sky Tasmania, we produce a unique range of natural, hand-made soaps.
Our soaps are made entirely of natural ingredients such as goats milk, olive oil and beeswax, with fragrances created by essential oils and plant materials. Our soaps are free of synthetic ingredients and additives and are produced for local and international consumption.
Josef Chromy Wines
Included in the top Cellar Doors of Australia and with wines winning international trophies including the World’s Best Chardonnay at Decanter in 2013, Josef Chromy is one of the best food and wine experiences in Australia.
Josef Chromy‘s state-of-the-art winery was designed to respect the delicate varietal flavors of the high quality, cool-climate Tasmanian fruit. Our winemaking style is founded on producing wines that show a true ‘sense of place’ and celebrate the individual characteristics of each unique vintage with emphasis on the wine being an expression of its terrior. In all of our wines balance is the ultimate focus, striving to marry fruit, natural acidity, structure, tannin and texture. The use of state-of-the-art technology for traditional winemaking techniques enables a gentle, minimal intervention approach which allows the subtle and delicate flavours of our cool climate vineyard to be expressed to their full potential.
The varieties we currently produce are; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc.
Kai Ho Ocean Treasure
Kai Ho Ocean Treasure harvests, processes and markets Tasmanian sea vegetables for the edible market. Kai Ho aims to be the premier supplier of edible seaweed products in Australia.
Kai Ho Sea Vegetables aims to be the premier supplier of edible seaweed products in Australia. These will be primarily Tasmanian sourced and be valued for their quality and reliability of supply building on the Tasmanian Brand. All products sold will have been acquired while respecting the environment from which they came.
Kindred Organics is a Certified Organic farm in the chocolate soil foothills of Mt Roland in North West Tasmania. Quinoa is our main crop and we have been producing it since 2007.
Quinoa is a natural gluten free super food originating high up in the Andes. It is a complete protein packed with minerals with a long shelf life.
Our Quinoa is summer grown with long sunny days, nice cool fresh air and plenty of water. We grow store, clean, process and package all of our own products on our farm in Kindred.
Other products we grow include organic buckwheat, oats, spelt, linseed and lupins. We roll our own oats which are unstabilised /cold rolled.
Certified Organic Black Angus beef are raised on our property with plenty full lush green grass and clover fields for them to graze. They help our crop rotation and help cycle nutrients.
All our products are locally grown with low food miles, Certified Organic, Chinese Certified Organic (quinoa only), sustainable, high quality, nutritious, healthy, ethically grown, environmentally friendly.
For more information, product samples and interests in our products please contact us
King Island Prime Meats
King Island is surrounded by temperate waters producing lush, salty and richly abundant pastures with natural shelter belts for wild, relaxed and free roaming wallaby.
A new brand for King Island, the first of its kind...
This is the story of our very own Local Processing Plant created as a Community Project, King Island Prime Meats. The concept was developed by Community discussion and then championed by a Local group of farmers and business people. This 5 year journey was made possible thanks to the first class support and contribution from many passionate King Islanders, alongside a hard working and motivated Team of Locals.
Designed to deliver a Brand you can believe, we offer prime products of 100% guaranteed King Island provenance for Local and Interstate markets. We look forward to consistently delivering and supplying professional production of pure King Island branded prime multiple species meat.
Meeting customers' expectations for quality by operating a sustainable, ethical business.
We are a small free range pork business. The pigs, Wessex Saddleback and Birkshire pigs, are breed and raised by us on farm.
Our pigs are well looked after and free range all there life. We bring the pregnant sows into a birthing pen where we can make regular checks on them when close to birthing time. There is an area where the piglets can get under a heat lamp if they want, the sow is free to roam out side or in her pen.
We make and sell Nitrate free, smoked bacon. I also make our gourmet pork sausages again with no preservatives except for salt. We also sell pork cuts of meat, Scotch roast, belly, fillet and ribs. These we sell at the Launceston Harvest Mkt on a fortnightly basis and from farm gate by appointment.
Our bacon is also available at Davies Grand Central in Launceston and Hill Street Grocer in Latrobe.
We also now run an AirBnB guest accommodation from our home, where you can cook yourself a full English breakfast and meet the pigs and us.
Leaning Church Vineyard
For a fresh, funky and fun approach to wine, whisky and food, the multi-award-winning Leaning Church Vineyard - featuring food by international chef John T. Bailey - guarantees a memorable experience every time!
The multi-award-winning Leaning Church Vineyard offers a fresh, funky and fun approach to wine, whisky and food tastings. The 27-year-old vineyard is located in a spectacular natural amphitheatre at Lalla at the foothills of Mt Arthur in Tasmania’s stunning North East (only 20 minutes from Launceston).
Owners Sarah and Mark Hirst have teamed with internationally-trained chef John T. Bailey to bring a new food focus to their cellardoor and function facilities.
From pan-seared Bass Strait scallops matched to the Leaning Church Vineyard 2012 Chardonnay to the BBQ’d quail matched to the Leaning Church Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir to the Midlands venison cooked three ways matched to the Leaning Church Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir or the Japanese Tasting Plate matched to the Leaning Church Vineyard 2015 Sauvignon Blanc – each seasonal and regional menu is a true treat!
Taste award-winning wines, sample single malt whisky, graze on produce platters and relax with John T. Bailey’s fabulous food while admiring the view over lily-covered lakes and endless rows of vines. And don’t forget to tour the historic “leaning” church set in beautifully landscaped grounds.
Leap Farm is a free range goat and cattle farm in South East Tasmania using organic and bio-dynamic principles to ensure sustainability and quality produce.
Leap Farm is a 300-acre small family farm established in July 2012 in the Bream Creek district in Southern Tasmania, managed by Iain and Kate Field. The farm is a mixed enterprise, with beef cattle, goats for meat and a goat dairy herd. Our aim is to ensure we have happy animals that have wonderful lives, and provide us with high quality produce, as sustainably as possible. We value biodiversity on the farm, and aim to improve the ecology of the landscape while we’re here. We sell goat meat and 21-day aged beef directly to the public, as cuts, whole goat or sides of beef, and occasionally (when stock levels permit) to restaurants in Hobart. We aim to give our customers the best quality, at a price comparable to what is in the supermarket, but with the knowledge that the animals have been respected, had a good life and and a good death.
Long Name Farm
Owners Phil Outtram and Selina Smith farm rare and heritage breed pigs on Tasmania’s scenic East Coast. Wessex Saddleback, Tamworth and Berkshire pigs freely roam 40 coastal acres in the picturesque hamlet of Little Swanport.
Our pigs are free to roam, play and grow at their own pace in several large wattle paddocks. Their foraged feed is supplemented with a nutritional mix of barley, wheat, lupins, protein meal, vitamins, minerals and local Tasman Sea Salt licks.
As founders, our mission is to raise happy pigs and supply ethically-produced, flavoursome pork at wholesale rates direct to the public statewide through our bulk-buy Pig-in-a-Box product.
Exclusive retail stockist is Huon Valley Meat Co. butcher shops in Hobart and Huonville.
Long Name Farm recognises the indigenous name for the Little Swanport area which is TEE.BE.LEB.BER.RER.MEN.NAPE.BONE.YER.MEN.NAN.YER. It was recorded by George A Robinson in 1831.
At 37 letters, it’s the longest recorded place name in Australia and means ‘place where a moving stream flows into a large estuary surrounded by hills.’ It’s a fitting description of Little Swanport’s coastal grazing land.
Located in beautiful Boat Harbour, Mallavale Farm is a 30 acre site growing medicinal poppies and grazing cattle with holiday accommodation (Orchard Cottage), a wonderful homestead, wedding venues, a vineyard, incredible gardens, photography sites and movie sets.
This spectacular property and small farm, perched above one of Australia’s best beaches on Tasmania’s pristine North-West Coast will take your breath away. Mallavale Farm offers a rambling beautiful farmhouse, thirty acres of fertile ‘drought-proof’ farmland, extensive infrastructure, a self-contained garden cottage, a vineyard, orchards, a popular show-garden often utilised for weddings and the absolute best views of Bass Strait anywhere, viewed through an avenue of century-old elm trees — all this and the white sands and vibrant community of Boat Harbour Beach literally on your doorstep.
Mark Smith, writer, marketer and wine educator
Freelance communications specialist with more than 20 years's experience across print and online platforms. Experience primarily across Tasmania's wine, food, and tourism sectors.
I am a communications specialist, freelancing across print and online platforms. My work is underpinned by a commitment to sharing the achievements and innovations of Tasmania's wine, food, and tourism sectors.
First employed in 1994, I have contributed 20 years and more than 1700 published articles to reporting on all major developments in Tasmanian/Australian wine and wine tourism.
- mastheads owned South Australia's Winetitles Pty Ltd (2005-2014);
- Tasmanian Farmer (2002-2014);
- The Examiner and Sunday Examiner (2000-2010);
- Tasmania 40° SOUTH (1998-2010);
- The Advocate (1994-1998).
In 2010, I was honoured with a Tamar Valley Wine Route Award: - Service from an outside organisation/person. - The award acknowledged 14 years of promoting the valley as a wine destination.
Also wine marketing; thematic interpretation; media/industry liaison; wine education; company communications, inc PR, newsletters, web pages, government grant applications and research. Clients included Stefano Lubiana Wines; Kreglinger Wine Estates; Domaine A; Riversdale Estate; Winstead Vineyard; Tasmanian DPIWE.
Maynot Pty Ltd
Organically and natural ingredients made into skin care. Natural product manufacturing.
We are a small scale manufacturing and retail company who manufacture and sell organically and naturally derived skin care products, in Waverley, Tasmania.
We principally sell these products online and at our Primary Complementary Medicine Clinics in "Limbo" http://limboptyltd.com/
Clinics are located at:
'Holyman House' Level 3, Suite 51, 52-54 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250.
'Brunswick Business Incubator', 420 Victoria Street, Brunswick, Victoria, 3056.
Melrose Wholesale Meats Pty Ltd
Buying livestock from farms and markets all product will be killed in Tasmania then supplied to a niche market of quality butchers in Queensland.
Tasmanian Lambs and Beef will be marketed as a 'Tasmanian Royal' product with a branded approach to the market. We will be offering posters, window wobblers, ect. To aid in-store with possible DVD promotions on the clean green Tasmanian produce.
Miellerie The House of Honey
Miellerie means “the house of honey” in French. Yves Ginat, a Frenchman now living in Tasmania has a love for bees, honey and Tasmanian native flora.
Yves began keeping bees as a young boy in France. He has brought his techniques with him, and says of our honey, “it is a subtle marriage of French tradition and Tasmanian flowers”. Miellerie honey is pure, natural, raw honey: unprocessed and unheated, maintaining optimum natural aroma, health qualities, and characteristic crystals. Yves applies biodynamic beekeeping principles to nurture the harmony of bees and nature, composing exquisite aromas, flavour and vitality into lustrous honey.
Moo Brew is an urbane confluence of art, style, great beers and downright confusing contradictions.
The original brewery was built on the lush grounds of the Moorilla winery on the banks of the River Derwent – now the site of MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art). In 2010, a new brewery was built at Bridgewater, ten minutes north of the hatchling site. The architecturally-designed building houses a modern brewing facility, previously described as the best-appointed microbrewery in Australia. Established in 2005, Moo Brew is now the state’s largest locally-owned brewery. The Moo Brew labels display the works of Australian artist John Kelly.
Backed by this blending of beer and art, Moo Brew's brewers continue to architect a beer style and brand which purposefully seeks out authentic connections with the palettes of all those who appreciate the art of fine craft beer.
Natrasol Sea Products Pty Ltd
NatraSol Sea Products, is wholly owned Tasmanian company with a range of soil conditioners, foliar fertilisers and animal supplements from the Southern Ocean.
Natrasol products are based on decades of independent research, to provide viable solution alternatives to chemical fertilising practices and address the concerns and specific objectives of profit orientated producers. Agricultural practices that improve productivity and reduce costs without a complete change to current farming methods are what farmers and growers are looking for as supplementary alternative to increase soil biology, boost plant vitality and enhance animal and human health.
Nichols Poultry Pty Ltd
We know that consumer expectations and industry standards can be two very different things. For this reason we have worked closely with Nichols Agricultural Director and founder, Rob Nichols, to launch a whole new range of chicken for our customers; Nichols Ethical Free Range Chicken.
Nichols Poultry was established in the early 1980s when founder Rob Nichols and his family emigrated from Leicestershire in England to Sassafras in Tasmania. The business has grown to become one of the most trusted and respected meat brands in Tasmania. Consumer research conducted in 2016 demonstrated that consumers trust Nichols to be a source of high quality chicken.
Commitment to environmental responsibility is pivotal to Nichols’ sustainability model, driven by Rob’s support of innovative renewable energy. Nichols Poultry currently generates 50% of its power requirements from its wind turbine and the business has plans to increase this self-sustaining approach with a second turbine in the future.
Northern Tasmania Development
NTD advances the interests and development of Northern Tasmania by facilitating and co-ordinating worthy economic and community initiatives, in conjunction with our eight northern shareholder Councils.
The Northern Tasmania projects of NTD are based around strategic planning, regional land-use planning, regional transport and infrastructure planning, and local government resource sharing initiatives. These projects allow us to work within the community and the region to develop and grow Northern Tasmania.
As projects are identified, NTD develops these projects to reflect the best outcomes for the community and the northern region.
We offer intelligence on developments within the area, and act as a springboard to further information for businesses wishing to invest. We also manage a number of projects which are either funded by our shareholder Councils, or by State and/or Federal Governments.
Orora Fibre Packaging
Orora fibre packaging is a corrugated box manufacturer based in Launceston.
Sprout and micro greens producer
Pegasus Sprouts has been producing sprouts and micro greens in kingston for well over a decade.
Catering to both restaurants and retailers we constantly strive to produce the best quality produce for our customers all over the state.
Contact name Sango Mitomi
Phone 03 6229 7090
The PFG Group Pty Ltd (PFG) is a Tasmanian owned and operated company with almost four decades of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic solutions and commercial products
The PFG Group Pty Ltd (PFG) is a Tasmanian owned and operated company with almost four decades of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic solutions and commercial products to the marine, aquaculture, mining, civil construction, industrial services and agriculture sectors. PFG also owns and operates Prairie Signs, Tasmania’s only statewide graphics company.
PFG currently has three factories in Tasmania and two in South Australia and we distribute products and services globally. Our head office is located on the waterfront in Goodwood and with factory/warehouse infrastructure exceeding 12,000 square metres, we have the facilities and logistical expertise to service the local Tasmania market while further expanding our national and international opportunities. PFG employ approximately 50 staff across all sites.
Pure Foods Eggs Pty Ltd
Since incorporating in 1988, Pure Foods Eggs has since expanded to become Tasmania’s premier egg producer, marketer and distributor. The company directly employs around 50 Tasmanians.
As a major supplier to significant retail
outlets such as Coles, Woolworths and IGA.
We know the importance of growing long lasting
relationships with everyone along
our supply chain and also, ultimately, you the
consumer. That’s why, in all our practices, we
subscribe to Corporate Social Responsibility
in the marketplace, workplace, environment
and the community.
Pure foods eggs are 100% quality guaranteed.
Qew Orchards is one of Australia's largest fresh apricot orchards, producing fruit for the domestic and export markets.
We have made it our mission to deliver export quality grass fed beef to the plates of everyday Tasmanians at an affordable price.
Our Angus cattle roam the hills and flatlands of the West Tamar enjoying high quality feed in a natural environment. The cattle are only fed what we grow on our farms with no artificial growth stimulants or antibiotics. We also grow our animals out until they are 24 to 30 months old to insure that we get full marbling in our beef. This ensures that the full flavour of the beef is able to develop naturally over time giving us the best possible restaurant quality beef at home.
It is our belief that happy animals make for the best possible beef and as such we go to extreme lengths to ensure the harvest process is completed in the most humane way possible. Our stock are kept calm and relaxed which guarantees tenderness, they are harvested through a licensed facility, and are processed in a licensed butchery.
After being correctly hung and dry aged to improve taste, our team of award winning local butchers take great time and effort to present you with beef cuts that look and taste great. It is then ready for pickup at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market or for a small delivery charge can be delivery direct to your door…it is your choice!
When you support Real Beef you are buying high quality local produce that comes direct from the farm to your plate. This ensures that our farms will be here today and into the future delivering quality products to our local community.
Red Cow Dairies
Artisan Hand Crafted Beautiful Cheeses from our unique grass feed Aussie Red Cows
Red Cow Dairies grows the greenest grass from the beautiful environment of Tasmania's North West Coast. All our cows graze on fresh pasture daily which makes the purest milk rich in flavour . Our milk is hand crafted into unique farm house cheeses . Fresh morning milk is transported to our cheese factory on our farm daily & crafted into our delicious fresh cheese & mature cheddars. Our cheese taste like cheese used to & are based on Traditional European recipes that taste amazing . Our cheese are made to order.
We farm biologically which means we work Roth nature , nurturing our soil & natural soil biology. We use homeopathic remedies for the better health of our cows . Our calves drag Roth their natural mother & graze with the milking herd. Red Cow Dairies keeps all our male & females calves on our farm. Our philosophy is to be connected to nature with our sensitive farming practices & understanding nature. We bring our cheeses to you with love & nurture .
Red Sails Ciders
Red Sails grows cider apples and produces English and French style ciders and perry from estate grown heritage fruit on the shores of the D'Entrecasteaux Chanel.
Reid Fruits, an established producer and exporter of quality apples, is pioneering an Australian export industry based on new varieties of Japanese cherries. Growing trials have been successful and simulated export exercises indicate a bright future for the new industry.
Robbins Island Wagyu
The Hammond brothers have been selectively breeding Japanese Full-Blood Wagyu on Robbins Island since the early 1990s.
Situated on the North Western tip of Tasmania, the prized cattle are grazed naturally and sustainably on lush pastures without supplements or hormones, all while breathing the cleanest air in the world. During the annual muster, bands of horsemen swim the cattle through saltwater channels at low tide to move them peacefully between grazing areas.
Featuring impressive Marble Scores of up to 7 and above, the taste signature is a superb combination of specific Wagyu genetics, regional pasture influences and a pristine environment. This guarantees Robbins Island Wagyu to be some of the most natural and best tasting beef in the world.
In Japanese, the concept of WA 和 from WAGYU translates to balance or peace. From Robbins Island, Tasmania, a unique taste – in harmony with nature.
Roberts Limited (Wool)
Roberts Limited is a publically listed company on the ASX. Roberts Wool is a division of Roberts Limited.
Roberts Wool broker 85% of the wool produced in Tasmania. Roberts Ltd own the registered TM “Tasmanian Merino” which is registered in Australia, NZ, China, the EU and Japan. Roberts Ltd own the registered TM “Tasmanian Island Wool” in Australia and Japan. Roberts Ltd have the name “Merino” registered in Korea. In the past 12 months we have branded or (co-branded)at retail in Japan over 5000 Burberry men’s suits, futons with a wool outer covering and 340,000 pieces of ladies and men’s knitwear sold through Aeon/Jusco. We are also working with a sock manufacturer in the USA that will be promoting Tasmanian Merino from the Dungrove property at Bothwell. Finally we are working with a designer in London that is producing high fashion garments from “pesticide free” natural Tasmanian Merino. Corporate information is available on the web.
Rocky Top Farms
Rocky Top Farms is a 80ha property in Penna just outside of Richmond in Southern Tasmania.
Rocky Top is hilly land located in Penna, just outside the Coal River Valley. 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 main crop grown on the farm is organic garlic, with two varieties Rojo and Blush. Rocky Top farm also produces lamb for sale locally and is currently setting up a market garden area to produce fruits and vegetables.
Contact name Tony Scherer
Phone 0407 192 699
We grow garlic using water conservation methods. Herbicides, pesticides and fungicides are not used to grow the product.
The garlic is grown on the foothills of Mt Augusta on 'LEWISHAM', a wool growing property in the Tasmaniam Midlands. We manage disease by using slow rotations, and so do not require the use of fungicides or pesticides. Additionally this promotes soil health.
Our aim is to produce garlic of excellent quality and over the next few years to launch into processed garlic, peeled and frozen and freeze dried. We would like to supply local markets, and possibly interstate with processed garlic.
We are new so have to develop a website and marketing of the product.
Scorpion Pest management
Scorpion Pest Management is a pest control business servicing the Residential, Commercial and Rural sectors across all areas of Tasmania.
Scorpion provides fast, simple, cost effective working solutions to homes and businesses and pride themselves on utilizing the latest methods and systems available in the industry.
We treat from homes, schools, childcares, nursing homes to restaurants, motels and retail outlets there are not limitations to who we can help.
We effectively control a wide variety of pests including ants, spiders, millipedes, scorpions, silverfish, fleas, rats, mice, birds, possums, wasps and more.
Scorpion uses environmentally safe work practices to protect our customers business or house and family. We use ecofriendly, child safe pest control methods.
Scorpion Pest Management is 100% Tasmanian owned and operated.
Shima Wasabi Pty Ltd
Shima Wasabi is a small and innovative food producing company located in northwest Tasmania. The company grows and markets pure Japanese wasabi (Wasabia japonica) and currently supplies over 80 of Australia’s leading restaurants with premium grade fresh wasabi products every week of the year.
Shima Wasabi also produces 100% pure wasabi spices for food manufacturers. These concentrated spices are used by customers in Australia, Asia and Europe in an ever-expanding range of food products including Ashgrove Cheese’s famous Wild Wasabi Cheese and Brand Tasmania Ambassador Tetsuya Wakuda’s Tasmanian Wasabi Mustard.
In 2013 Shima Wasabi launched a Pure Wasabi Powder for retail sale to home food enthusiasts, making it one of the very few companies worldwide able to offer 100% pure, authentic wasabi for home use.
Shima Wasabi produces all its wasabi on their own farm in the pristine Tasmanian environment. Using rainwater captured on site and fed via a unique hydroponic production system, the business’ fresh wasabi is said to rival the very best wasabi produced in Japan.
In 2012 the company invested $1.5 million in a new state-of-the-art climate-controlled shadehouse, tripling its production capacity and making Shima Wasabi the largest producer of authentic Japanese wasabi in the southern hemisphere.
Shima Wasabi was named Australian Micro Business of the Year 2012 at the Telstra Australian Business Awards and also was awarded the prestigious ABC Delicious Magazine award for best Australian food product “From the Earth” in 2011.
Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft
We manufacture stockwhips, belts and saddles that are used the world over.
Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft is a one of a kind shop and a great place for the whole family. Nowhere else in Tasmania will you be able to see Australian Stockwhips and Saddles made right under the one roof.
Learn about the work that goes into crafting up to 48 strands of leather and witness how the World's Longest Stockwhip is taking shape, a project that is 10 years in the making.
The retail shop offers a range of products which includes knives, R.M. Williams, Akubra’s, belts, handbags, boots and much more. Kids can even make their own bookmark, key-ring or leather coaster.
We are a new business selling 100% tasmanian produce in our pies, using only the best quality tasmanian products available
Speckle pies is a new business, Kim and Geoff jones breed speckle park cattle on their farm in lower Barrington Tasmania, we are currently in the process of building a commercial kitchen on our farm premises where all our pies will be made using all local ingredients from our farm and other farms around the north west of Tasmania. In our packaging we would like to use the logo and Tasmania on the bottom of our packaging to let all our customers know that our product is Tasmanian. Our pies are Honey Whiskey beef pie, Speckle park Beef, Pork and Apple Cider, chicken ,Tarragon and Wholegrain Mustard
We will be using the whiskey from hellyer, Honey from mole creek, apple cider from Spreyton fresh, pork from Mount Gnonnom farm, chicken from Nichols and beef from our farm.
Phone 0417 396 066
Summerlea Farm Tasmania
A family run Tasmanian business, we grow premium Angus cattle that's 100% grass fed, free from hormones and antibiotics. Ethical, traceable, sustainable beef.
Our farm at North Lilydale produces high quality Angus beef that is 100% grass fed and free from antibiotics or growth hormones. Summerlea Farm cows are born and raised exclusively on our property giving our customers peace of mind about the traceability of their food. We provide our cows with a quiet, low stress environment to produce a quality product. The herd is deliberately kept on the small size, so there's plenty of room to move. We love where we live and are proud of what we do. We work hard to respect and care for the land for generations to come. We're investing in land management practices to preserve our river system and regenerate vegetation for shelter and habitat. We are committed to ethical, traceable and sustainable farming and are accredited producers in two national quality assurance programs (Meat Standards Australia and Greenham's "Never Ever").
Swinging Gate Vineyard
'The gates are swinging again’ After a period of 15 years the vineyard has reopened with a new identity and we can again sample the complex wines from vines that were planted over 30 years ago.
The vines at Swinging Gate Vineyard have a honoured history in Tasmania’s premium wine growing region. Having been planted in the last millennium, some of the most iconic names in Tasmanian viticulture have tended to the Development of the vines.
A variety of exclusive wines showcasing the best in Tasmania’s Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Frontignac, and Pinot Gris, all created with passion and pride. With rich earth, clean air and cool climate, the Northern wine district of Tasmania has produced exclusive world class champion wines that only a select few people ever have the privilege of experiencing.
Swing Gates Vineyard invites you to share our lifestyle and passion at our cellar door and day spa – taste, experience, relax – you are one of the privileged few.
Tamar Valley Hazelnuts
Fresh hazelnuts are sweet and tasty. Tamar Valley Hazelnuts are committed to selling our hazelnut in the season in which they are grown to ensure maximum flavour.
We are a 100% Tasmanian owned and operated family agribusiness. We have an orchard of over 5,000 trees in Glengarry and an onsite cracking and processing facility. Partnering with other local growers, we had our first commercial crop in 2018 of 4T in shell and are growing in volume every year. We sell in shell hazelnuts, natural and roasted hazelnut kernel and hazelnut butter. Predominately a wholesale business we sell to grocers, health food shops, bakers and confectioners in Tasmania and interstate. We also sell direct to the consumer through our online shop and local festivals and markets. We also operate a hazelnut nursery selling bare rooted orchard trees each winter.
Tamar Valley Truffles
Tamar Valley Truffles is Australia’s largest Privately owned boutique trufferie.
Situated around Lake Trevallyn Dam in the Tamar Valley, Tamar Valley Truffles produce unique aroma & flavour - just like the Cool Climate Wines. We supply the major chefs around Australia, & export to Singapore, Japan, Germany, USA & France.
TAS Essential Services
TAS Essential Services supports a range of family owned businesses in Tasmania to grow and thrive.
Acting as a corporate shared services Hub for Tasmanian family-owned businesses, we provide financial, marketing, sales, operations and HR support services.
The businesses operate in a broad range of sectors including food services, agriculture, manufacturing, irrigation, marketing, hospitality, building and construction.
Contact name Lesley Aitken
Phone 03 6319 6384
Tas Prime Oysters Pty Ltd
Tas Prime Oysters is committed to selling quality oysters throughout Australia and Asia. Buy direct from the farmers who live by the tide.
When buying Tasmanian Pacific Oysters from us, you are purchasing direct from the farm. Each one of our farmers is a director of the company and committed to supplying you with the freshest plumpest oysters of the sea.
We have five farms spread from Smithton (Duck Bay) in the North of the state, to Island Inlet and Pittwater near Hobart, Blackmans Bay in the South. Just like a good wine, our oysters have different taste and texture from each different region.
Our focus is on Quality of meat and shell shape. Good farming practice over all of our farms ensures we achieve this standard every time.
Tas Prime Oysters also has its own AQIS approved Export packing facility located at one of our farms, ensuring the freshest oysters are harvested and packed direct for Export markets throughout Asia.
Tasmanian Saffron Pty. Ltd. Trading as Tas-Saff is the industry leader in growing and marketing Australian saffron.
Tas-Saff commenced operation in April 1990 and is a family company, wholly owned and operated by Terry and Nicky Noonan. Tas-Saff is situated at Glaziers Bay in the Huon Valley in Southern Tasmania.
Tas-Saff is the first and only commercial network of saffron growers in Australia and the major network in New Zealand.
Saffron is the three-pronged dried, red stigma of the Crocus sativus corm (bulb). Saffron is the oldest, most expensive spice in the world and has been highly prized over the centuries.
Approximately 180,000 - 220,000 flowers make one kilogram of Tas-Saff saffron.
Saffron is a spice that adds flavour, colour and aroma to many foods such as bouillabaisse and paella. Its flavour cannot be copied.
The distribution for Tas-Saff saffron is via specialist food retailers and wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, farm gate and export.
Tas-SANG grows the valuable American ginseng roots (Panax quinquifolium) on its idyllic property on the Meander River floodplain, Deloraine.
The ginseng is grown on the deep well-drained alluvial soils under the canopy of Silver Wattle trees which provide the excellent mulch for ginseng.
The perfect growing conditions allows a wild simulated method of culture using established organic practices. No synthetic fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides are needed or used.
Our oldest roots are now 17 years old and show the wild features of the best ginseng in the world. Many roots have more than two stems per plant and each have at least 4 prongs per stem. Some of our roots are in excess of 400g fresh weight. We market either fresh roots or dried presentation roots.
We have C.I.T.E.S. permits to export anywhere in the world. More information and videos can be found on our webpage.
Importer to Hong Kong and China of premium fresh produce, seafoods, wines and gourmet foods sourced from Tasmania for the high end F&B, premium supermarkets and home delivery markets.
Tasmania is well regarded in Asia as THE WORLD'S NATURAL LARDER - a source of high quality foods, products that are the result of passionate producers, rich soils, cleanest water, freshest air, that taste better and are more nutritious.
We are importer and distributor into Asia of Tasmanian sourced produce to international markets in Asia namely, Hong Kong and China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan.
The portfolio includes fresh and frozen salmon, cold smoked salmon, mussels, abalone, oysters, cherries, apples, cider, milk & cheese, truffles, Manuka honey and others gourmet foods under the Brand Tasmanian grocer, as sourced from Tasmanian growers and producers for the high end F&B and premium retailers and online shops.
We source seasonal products direct from these producers for optimum freshness and quality and market them and their product stories in Asia under the brand umbrella of Tas'Mania ... together with a trust mark as to the source to attest to the authenticity of the produce.
The Tasmanian Food Co. (TasFoods Ltd) is an endorser brand for a stable of premium food brands made locally with a connection to provenance, sustainable and environmentally responsible farming practices.
Lifting standards in the field and the kitchen, The Tasmanian Food Co. is committed to providing customers with produce made ethically, as they would expect, with a focus on animal welfare and creating naturally superior tasting products.
TasFoods is an ASX listed company, with headquarters in Launceston in the heart of Tasmania’s premium food bowl. Established in 2015 by a group of Tasmanian business leaders, TasFoods sees huge potential to build its business through acquiring and developing its stable of Tasmanian-sourced food products with stories of provenance to feed discerning tastes across the globe.
Tasman Sea Salt
The clean, nutrient rich waters of Tasmania provide the perfect environment to create our vibrant white sea salt flakes which pack incredible flavour and enhance the taste of any food.
Naturally harvested from the crystal clear waters on the east coast of Tasmania, Tasman Sea Salt is a delicious bright white sea salt flake which enhances the taste of any food. Containing trace minerals found in the seas around Tasmania, it has a unique depth of flavour that isn't found in other salts.
In a first for the sea salt industry, Tasman Sea Salt uses innovative technologies in its production process to harness sustainable energy sources including solar and thermal energy to ensure that their production processes minimise any impact on their surroundings.
Family sheep farm and cherry orchards based near Campania in South East Tasmania
We have several varieties of cherries that ripen from around mid-December through to early February. We believe our edge is that we are a family owned and run farm and not a corporate agricultural business and it shows in the flavour and quality of our cherries. We are based near Campania which is consistently slightly warmer than the rest of Tasmania during the summer months which helps produce a great tasting gorgeous cherry. We have built a good reputation at Tasmanian markets over the last 10 years under the name of Ferniehurst Cherries.
Tasmania Chinese Business Association (TCBA)
TCBA is the first and the only non-for-profit Chinese business association in based Tasmania.
We have formed strategic cooperation with the state government, local councils, business associations, multicultural groups, and some local service providers.
TCBA aims to better promote Tasmania towards all the Chinese both in China and mainland Australia, and to attract more tourism and investors for this wonderful state.
Most of our members are local service providers and Chinese investors, who also passionate about promoting Tasmania and improving the economic development of Tasmania.
TCBA has organised and sponsored some important events for the local community with the aim to facilitate culture exchange and to contribute to the economic development.
Tasmanian Agricultural Producers Pty Ltd (TAP Agrico)
TAP Agrico are strategically placed to service the Tasmanian grains industry with storage and export packing facilities. TAP Agrico are an exporter of grains in their own right.
In January 2011, TAP Agrico made an important and strategic commitment to the Tasmanian grains industry with the purchase of grain storage facilities at Powranna, consisting of both upright metal corrugated aerated silos and bunker storages.
This provides TAP Agrico with a high degree of flexibility and a combined total storage capacity of 17,500 tonnes. Further additional storage is leased at Devonport providing access to feed grain for the North West Tasmanian stockfeed industry and malting grain for malt processing at Quoiba.
TAP Agrico is locally owned and operated with substantial support and supply from Tasmanian cereal and oilseed producers.
TAP aims to:
- Provide services to the Tasmanian grain industry including grain marketing and trading
- Allow growers to collectively market their agricultural produce
- Improve existing and establish new grain markets
- Provide a link between buyers and sellers of grain
- Capitalise on Tasmania’s reputation of “clean and green” and Non-GMO products.
- Develop export opportunities for Tasmanian farmers
Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group
APG was established in 1989 to provide advocacy around responsible regulation of pesticides in the agricultural sector. The benefits of broad industry collaboration, both between sectors and between pre and post farm gate interests, is more evident today than ever and critical to providing the optimum policy and priority settings for growth of the Tasmanian economy.
n response to this critical role in advocacy and specifically TAPG’s preferred approach of soft diplomacy, TAPG has grown to become a trusted and respected conduit between Government and the agricultural industry. This exists not only for policy setting but also for the exchange of ideas and initiatives between industry and Government. TAPG often act as an ‘honest broker’ or facilitator in this space.
In addition to advocacy support TAPG also provides leadership on a range of productivity related initiatives, with recent examples including the management of projects to advance Precision Agriculture, facilitating Innovation Extension forums and contribution to marketing initiatives.
TAPG exists as a highly skilled and networked sectoral board supported by an Executive Officer. The board represent members whom invest in TAPG not only for their individual benefit but more importantly for the benefit of the entire agricultural community. TAPG remains committed to supporting responsible policy and being a critical driving force in initiatives to advance agriculture for the benefit of the entire Tasmanian community.
Tasmania is the world's biggest producer of legal raw opiates, generating yields of up to 15kg of poppy straw concentrate from each hectare planted.
Production began in Australia some 30 years ago and Tasmania supplies some 40 percent of world demand for raw narcotics for the pharmaceuticals industry.
The cool, temperate climate allows good growing in the spring, while dry summers allow the crops to be harvested with little need for artificial drying. Tasmanian Alkaloids contracts some 1,200 local farmers to grow opium poppies, with total plantings approaching 20,000ha at times.
Tasmanian Beekeepers Association
The Tasmanian Beekeepers' Association is the peak body of the Honey Industry in Tasmania. The TBA is managed by an Executive, made up of a President, a Vice President, six Committee Members and up to two delegates from each of the three Branches.
Approximately two-thirds of Tasmania's honey production is from leatherwood blossom. The remainder includes honey types such as clover, blackberry and gum. The leatherwood flow is from early January to April and is the basis of the commercial industry in Tasmania. Leatherwood grows in rainforests in the southern and western areas of the State largely within regions managed and controlled by State Government authorities as either production forests or the World Heritage Area. Leatherwood honey has a strong flavour and particularly distinctive aroma. It is unique to Tasmania and has established a worldwide reputation as a distinct honey type.
Tasmanian Leatherwood honey is seen as an icon for Tasmania's clean green image and food products. It is a natural food harvested from wilderness and wet forest areas that can be linked to other Tasmanian products and Tasmania's branding image. Honey production provides employment across all areas of the State.
Many of the horticultural and small seeds crops grown in Tasmania depend to varying degrees on the honey bee for pollination. The expansion of the seed industry and stone fruit industries will be dependent on viable pollination services.
Tasmanian Butter Co
Butter: the way it was intended. Fresh, cultured, full and delicious. But mostly, to be enjoyed.
We produce small batch butter with cream from local, well-fed and content cows.
We culture the cream slowly using traditional methods churn, mix, salt, package each one by hand with methodical precision.
This is our labour of love, our ode to the savoury, the creamy, the mighty goodness of butter..
This is Tasmanian Butter Co
Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
TFGA is the peak body representing the interests of the primary producers of Tasmania.
Tasmanian Food Books
Tasmanian Food Books is a publishing business that produces high quality Tasmanian Food Books.
Tasmanian Food Books is an award- winning publisher that produces high quality Tasmanian Food Books. Award winning publications include The House of Oysters and Tasmania's Table.
Melbourne’s prestigious Books For Cooks listed their sesquicentennial reprint of Australia’s first cookbook and Companion as ‘Australia’s best cookbook of 2014’. Other best sellers include Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania and seasonal cookbook Island Harvest.
Current books in production and due in 2016 include Whisky Island: The Devil’s Share by Bernard Lloyd and Tasting the Huon by Elaine Reeves and Chef Steve Cumper.
A new book Tasmanian Whisky: The Devil’s Share is due to be released November 2017.
Tasmanian Gourmet Online
Tasmanian Gourmet Online is an online platform showcasing the finest Tasmanian produce. We represent over fifty Tasmanian producers and we deliver a Taste of Tasmania to homes across Australia.
The online business is a one stop online platform for Tasmanian food and wine.
All the products presented on our website are made and produced in Tasmania. We have carefully selected our products from all the different regions of Tasmania from the far North West region to the Huon Valley south of Hobart.
Many of the products come from small artisan producers scattered in remote areas and small towns across Tasmania. Some of the products we have listed have previously only been available at small farmers markets or the local corner store so we are excited about the opportunity of taking these products through our online platform to homes across Australia.
The diversity of products produced is quite amazing and it shows that Tasmania’s strong food culture is continuing.
The award winning Wellington Apiary honey whose bee hives are scatted across the foothills of kunanyi / Mount Wellington to the Pyengana Cheese Company who have been making cheddars in North East Tasmania for over a 100 years. These are two very good examples of the National recognition some of Tasmania products have continued to gain in recent years.
We have developed a number of gourmet food hampers including hot smoked salmon to a wide selection of cheeses from five different cheese makers. We have included in the hampers a selection of the many
Included on the website is a section on Tasmanian food and cooking books which tell the story of our food history an diversity along a section which showcases some of the wonderful products produced by crafts persons from our native timbers often salvaged from ancient lakes in the South West.
Tasmanian Olive Council
The TOC is a Tasmanian sub-branch of the Australian Olive Association. We represent olive growers in all regions of the state, and are the sole Tasmanian olive industry association.
Olives grown in varying climates have different fatty acid profiles. Cool climate Tasmanian extra virgin olive oils have amongst the world's highest proportion (81-83%) of oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fat. Correspondingly, our oil has very low levels of saturated fat. These factors make our olive oil highly nutritious. Tasmania extra virgin olive oils are now winning best of class/best of show in Australia's premier tasting events.
Contact name Robert Goddard
Phone 03 6268 1101
Tasmanian Seaweed Fertilisers
Tasmanian Seaweed Fertilisers (TSF) is a wholly Tasmanian-owned company who processes bull kelp in Tasmania.
TSF is a leader in the development of new technology, organic-based fertiliser. Tasmanian Seaweed Fertilisers products are based on bull kelp freshly collected from the pristine rugged west coast of Tasmania and processed the same day.
The seaweed grows in what is widely recognised as the world's cleanest environment. Tasmanian Seaweed Fertilisers is a family business. The Heres family have been farmers in Marrawah for four generations. Stafford's grandfather came from Germany to Ballarat (Victoria), then moved to Marrawah to farm in 1914. The 250 hectare (600 acre) beef property was a dairy farm up until 1994 and the Heres family have converted the farm to organic Angus breeders.
Tasmanian Seaweed Fertilisers was formed in 1999 after the Heres family discovered a ready demand for the product after successfully using kelp as fertiliser on their own property. The demand has grown tremendously and different products have been produced to meet the needs of their many customers. Tasmanian Seaweed Fertilisers have now expanded and are currently exporting their product to Korea.
We manufacture grass fed tasmanian dripping for the gourmet food industry
The Dog House Bakery Tasmania
A Tasmanian owned and operated business making healthy home-baked treats for your canine companion.
We use human grade locally sourced ingredients such as Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey from Brown's Bees; apple juice from the Huon Valley, freshly ground peanut butter from a local health food shop; and, free-range local eggs. Meet us in person at the Salamanca Market in Hobart every Saturday. We also attend Agfest and the Taste of the Huon.
Contact name Adam Pike
Phone 0428 663 866
Thorpe Farm Produce
Thorpe Farm is a highly diversified broad acre, niche and boutique farming operation that has been run by seven generations of the Bignell family.
We are large scale commodity producers of wool and prime lambs running approximately 12,000 sheep on 2600ha and this is the financial base of our business. There is a nucleus flock of 150 milking ewes for a sheep milking and cheese making operation which also contribute maternal genetics to the crossbred meat flock.
The business runs a 140ha overhead irrigation scheme with the primary focus on growing poppies, lamb fodder crops and cereals for dairy farmers in the region. We also have 85ha of flood irrigation growing summer pasture which allows us to produce lambs for the premium mid-winter market. The business has heavily diversified over the last 40 years and been a key player in developing new industries for Tasmanian and Australian agriculture. John was a pioneer in developing deer farming techniques and the venison industry in Australia and was one of the first 4 people granted a deer farming permit.
In the late 80s we diversified again and moved into crossbred sheep breeds for meat and milk production. John built Tasmanians first sheep dairy and a farmhouse cheesery on the property and using his chef contacts and his experiences in France developed the very successful and award winning Tasmanian Highland Cheeses range of sheep and goat milk cheeses and yoghurts. The business also diversified into intensive horticulture and grew certified strawberry runners with our peak output being 2 million runners a year. Due to certification requirements the crop has to be rotated annually and to control weeds alternative crops were investigated post strawberry growing. We decided to focus on root vegetables and capitalize on our environmental advantages. European Horseradish, White Salsify, Schorzonera and Jerusalem Artichokes for the fresh veg market were chosen.
Thorpe Farm was also a pioneer in aquatic wasabi growing and helped promote a culture of sharing knowledge, growing techniques and collaboration to import superior genetics amongst interested growers. In the last five years some intensive research and evaluation of garlic varieties has been undertaken and we are now one of the state’s largest growers with an expected harvest of 12 tons this year.
Thorpe Farm is home to Australia’s oldest working watermill and we run the mill for tour groups and also have a second 180 year old stone mill used to grind flour for local bakers and wholefood stores around Hobart. As part of this business we also grow and mentor other growers to produce specialty grains for the milling sector with a focus on Spelt and Ryecorn.
Thorpe Farm has also been active in the food services sector running Paddock to Plate catering events, gastronomic tours and attending many food festivals across the state.
Three Peaks Organics
Organically Certified Blueberry Farm situated at Holwell in northern Tasmania.
Tongola Cheese / Tongola Goat Products
We produce cheese from the milk of our goats, who have been raised on our farm, Leap Farm, located in the idyllic hills of the lower east coast of Tasmania. Our priorities are happy, healthy animals, which makes our cheese taste better. We are commit
Our goats cheese is handmade, on farm, from the milk of our Swiss Toggenburg goats, raised on Leap Farm. We focus on producing a small selection of traditional, european-style cheeses which are sold to the public for direct consumption and also to an extensive list of restaurants in Tasmania. Some cheese are also sold to restaurants interstate, occasionally.
Tru-Blu Berries is a family owned blueberry farm located at Cygnet Coast Road in Lymington, south of Hobart in the Huon Valley.
Door sales are available from late December through to mid Feb for fresh fruit, and frozen are available all year round (subject to availability).
Lymington is a 40-minute drive (55 kilometres/34 miles) south of Hobart.
Contact name Sharon
Phone 03 6295 0082
Turner Stillhouse Pty Ltd
Tasmanian Craft Spirits Distillery - Artisan Gin, Whisky, Rum and other Spirits
We are a craft distillery working in a rich tradition of quality Tasmanian spirits.
Our newly released bespoke gin is made from scratch in small batches in Tasmania. Carefully distilled from a premium grape base, pure Tasmanian water and a unique blend of Tasmanian grown and internationally sourced botanicals.
Turners Beach Berry Patch
A family owned berry farm and cafe in North West Tasmania.
We are located 10 minutes from Devonport on the Bass Highway. Our farm shop and cafe is open 7 days a week with lots of delicious treats. We are well known for our wood fired pizzas and our berry ice creams. We have lots of kids activities and room to play. A sandpit, hay maze, gumboot throwing, sack races and a calendar of events will keep everyone occupied. During season we have a large range of berries that can be bought pre picked or you can pick your own.
Van Milk Pty Ltd
Van Milk is an Australian company set up as a vehicle to sell dairy products in Australia and Overseas.
Van Milk partners with Moon Lake Investments Pty Ltd, an Australian company setup specifically for the acquisition of the Van Diemen’s Land Company assets in Tasmania.
The pure, fresh milk sold by Van Milk has its origins in the lush green pastures of Woolnorth Station, home of the historic Van Dieman’s Land Company (VDL). Located in the remote coastal region of Cape Grim in northwest Tasmania, VDL was established in 1825, and is one of Australia’s oldest companies. It incorporates a total of 25 dairy farms and approximately 19,000 cows, making it Australia’s largest milk producer.
Westerway Raspberry Farm
As one of the largest soft fruit farms in Australia, the Westerway Raspberry Farm supplies fresh berries in Tasmania and frozen processing fruit to food manufacturers across Australia.
Located in the idyllic Derwent Valley, our family has grown mechanically harvestable traditional heritage varieties of blackcurrants and raspberries for over 20 years.
From humble beginnings, we now supply over 100 customers nationally with a variety of fruits including blackberries, red currants, golden raspberries, cherries, strawberries, blueberries and silvanberries.
But the freshest fruit is sold at our farm gate shop, where we also showcase a range of value-added berry products that are made from our fruit.
Our harvest takes place in December and January when over 100 seasonal staff converge on our farm along with all our cousins, uncles and aunties. Family is important to us.
But as important, is growing healthy and delicious tasting fruit. Our valley, with rich soil, pure water and crisp winters, is perfect for growing the best berries. We hope you will enjoy them.
Stunning peonies, award winning olive oil and fresh farm produce from the Weston family farm in southern Tasmania.
Weston Farm provides seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs, always ensuring the freshest, tastiest, and healthiest of produce.
Fertile clay loams provide an excellent start for our fresh produce. Our organic principals and bio dynamic practices ensure high quality and sustainable farming.
For more information view the Weston Farm website.
Wild Pepper Isle
Tasmanian Pepperberry growers/harvesters and makers of boutique award winning produce using Tasmanian and Australian native foods
We are a vertically integrated Tasmanian business that sees the growing, harvesting, preparing and value adding of Tasmanian Pepperberry and Pepperberry products.
Tasmanian Pepperberry, also known as Mountain Pepper, Bush Pepper or Native pepper, is making a stir in the culinary world. This rare spice is valued by chefs for its sweet fruity flavour, fresh spicy aroma and playful lingering heat. But they are also increasingly recognised for their superior nutritional qualities and versatility of use.
Our Pepperberries are grown from carefully selected cutting taken from plants showing superior quality, full fruity flavours and intense heat. We hand pick our fruit to ensure the ripest, best quality berries are used.
Where possible, our ingredients are hand picked and sustainably sourced from Tasmania. Apart from our Tasmanian Pepperberries, we hand pick our quince, crab apples, lemons, rose hips, blackberry and other ingredients locally through our Taz Urban Harvest Project. We ensure these fruit are grown organically and select only the best quality fruit.
In 2013 a Tasmanian chardonnay was rated the best wine in its class in the world. A year later a Tasmanian single-malt whisky was judged the best single-malt in the world. These achievements – both at respected international events in London – reflect the quality of the ingredients and the passion of the people in beverage production in Tasmania.
As well as award-winning chardonnays, Tasmania boasts the finest sparkling wine in the southern hemisphere, and is referred to as Australia's “Little Champagne”. It is Australia’s oldest productive wine region and its pinot noir is unrivalled nationally, with renowned commentators referring to the island as the epicentre of Australia for pinot noir. Pinot noir represents close to half of all vines, followed by chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot gris.
The wine sector in Tasmania is very small on the world scale, and for very good reason: Tasmanian wine is an expression of “place”, the careful selection and planting of land to vines that provides consistent, very high quality and sustainable production. Varietal expression is integral to Tasmanian wines, yet there is also something else, a deeper sense that the wine comes from a special place, an ancient and beautiful and unique landscape that makes the Tasmanian wine experience special as well.
Tasmania has a moderate maritime climate, cooled by prevailing westerly winds off the Southern Ocean, providing conditions free of extremes in temperature. Mild spring and summer temperatures, with warm autumn days and cool nights allow the grapes to ripen slowly on the vine, resulting in maximum varietal flavour development. This is achieved without losing that essential natural acidity that gives wine both freshness and balance. The Tasmanian landscape is dominated by dolerite-capped mountains that shelter the state’s wine regions from high winds and rainfall. On the lower slopes, the vineyard soils are formed from ancient sandstones and mudstones and also from more recent river sediments and igneous rocks of volcanic origin.
Tasmania's exceptional quality wine is much sought after, with prices paid by interstate wine companies for Tasmania’s cool climate grapes being the highest in the nation. Local growers sell all their production, with demand for their wines outstripping supply. It is no surprise that the wine sector has attracted investment from other parts of Australia and overseas.
Whilst Tasmania's wine sector is modest in size, representing less than 0.5% of the total national wine grape production, it commands 10% of the premium wine segment. All Tasmanian wine produced is in the niche premium wine sector retailing above $15 equivalent. This segment represents just 7% of Australia’s total wine production, but 28% of its value. There were 200+ vineyards operating in 2014 with a total bearing area of 1,611ha. Tasmania’s largest vintage was recorded in 2013 with 11,392 tonnes from just over 1,500ha.
More than half of the island’s wine producers only sell their wines within Tasmania, so the best way to experience the island’s wines is to come and visit! Winegrapes are grown in the south, east and north of the state across seven key wine growing areas. The Tasmanian cellar door experience is as diverse as the range of wine styles, from converted heritage stables to ultra-modern cellar door restaurants. Producers are usually on hand and happy to share their passion for their wines, distinctly shaped by Tasmania’s climate and soils.
There's no question that the future for Tasmanian wine is very bright! Whether you are interested in investing in the Tasmanian wine sector, purchasing wine from one of the island's talented producers and / or visiting our beautiful island and vineyards, we'd love to hear from you. For further information on the Tasmanian wine sector, please visit Wine Tasmania's website.
Wine Tasmania is the peak body representing the island's grape growers and winemakers - working together to promote Tasmania as a benchmark wine region of world renown.
Wines for Joanie
Wines for Joanie Vineyard & Cellar Door situated in the gorgeous Tamar Valley.
We threw caution to the wind, left our farm in sunny Queensland and bought a little vineyard in northern Tassie. In the blink of an eye we were heading across Bass Strait with the ute, 2 cattle dogs, a horse and a prissy cat.
We see our job in simple terms - to nurture the very best from each vine and let the fruit do the talking.
Farmers are many things, optimistic, a little crazy and always negotiating with mother nature. So here we are making Wines for Joanie. We hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoy growing them.
Xderma Pty Ltd
Xderma is a company formed around natural product based topical formulations to treat a variety of bacterial and fungal skin conditions. Our products are evidenced-based and backed by extensive clinical and laboratory scientific research.
Xderma is a company formed around natural product based topical formulations to treat a variety of bacterial and fungal skin conditions in animals and humans. Our products are evidenced-based and backed by extensive clinical and laboratory scientific research.
Showcasing Tassie lamb
Our premium lamb is being showcased to the world through a new branding program by Tasmanian Quality Meats [TQM]. After starting the Three Rivers brand about two years ago, TQM domestic sales manager, Matt Lang, told Tasmanian Country the time is right to launch an official Tasmanian-branded program: “There’s demand for Tasmanian product, and demand for premium lamb all over Australia, and all over the world … We think there’s room in the market for a really high-end premium lamb. We want to go straight to the direct users rather than through wholesalers and traders.” Initially TQM will sell about 1000 lambs through the branded program, but Lang said this would grow significantly over time. Meantime, a major expansion at TQM’s Cressy plant has started, which will see an additional 400,000 stock processed each year, and the creation of 100 new jobs.
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Cashing in the chips
On the back of what is thought to be a record potato harvest, frozen food rivals – Simplot Australia and McCain – are both investing big in the Tasmanian industry. The companies are expanding their plants in the state’s northwest. Simplot Australia is undergoing a $53 million expansion at its Ulverstone plant, which currently employs 320 people, aided by a recent $12 million federal grant. Construction is expected to start in August and includes larger storage and refrigeration facilities. Amongst its contracts, Simplot Australia provides fries for McDonald’s, and has more than 160 Tasmanian farmers contracted to supply produce. In Smithton, McCain is also expanding its potato processing plant. It plans to spend nearly $40 million to become the company’s key French-fry production plant.
14 April 2019, Edition 204
Record pumpkin on the weigh
A southern Tasmanian farmer is on a mission to grow Australia's heaviest pumpkin. Shane Newitt from Sorell is confident the giant vegetable he has been growing for the past six months – which already measures 1.8m wide and 1.2m high – will soon tip the scales at 743 kilograms and smash the record. Newitt holds two Tassie pumpkin records and told ABC News: "We're hoping to get a personal best this season and beat my old state record, which was 455.5 kilograms, and at the moment this pumpkin is taking good enough figures to achieve that … tapering somewhere around the 600kg mark.” And it seems giant vegetables are not for the faint hearted. Mr Newitt revealed his secrets of success to ABC News, and they include dusting the pumpkin with baby powder every morning to reflect the sun, setting up portable air conditioners to keep the pumpkin cool on warm days and playing music to keep vermin away.
19 March 2019, Edition 203
Predatory mites tackle blackberry woes
Tiny redberry mites have been a big problem for Tasmania’s blackberry growers, causing uneven ripening and creating a berry that is half-black and half-red. This greatly reduces a farmer's potential to grow premium fruit. But now, researchers from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture [TIA] think they may have the solution, and it lies with the introduction of other tougher predatory mites – Typhlodromus occidentalis and Typhlodromalus lailae – to wipe out the red mites. Predatory mites were identified as a potential pest management solution after the TIA surveyed crops last year in the early stages of its red mite project. TIA researcher, Dr Stephen Quarrell, told The Advocate: “This means we may need to tip the balance in favour of predators, by supplementing the natural population with some commercially reared predators.”
19 March 2019, Edition 203
TasFoods steams towards profitability
Growing agribusiness TasFoods is continuing its drive towards profitability, buoyed by a growing demand for premium Tasmanian produce. The Launceston based business reported an increase in Sales revenue of 25 per cent to $38.39 million in 2018. It also had a net after tax loss of $1.36 million, which represents an improvement of $5.45 million in 2017. Executive chairman Shane Noble told The Examiner it was a year of growth and operational improvement: “The board believes that the long-term fundamentals of TasFoods' businesses are strong, with increasing demand expected for premium foods, especially in the premium dairy and free-range chicken segments. The company's strategy will be to continue to expand through leveraging its Tasmanian heritage and the premium provenance of its brands to grow its distribution footprint in existing and new markets." Interstate markets accounted for 13 per cent of total sales for 2018, up from 7 per cent in 2017.
19 March 2019, Edition 203
Global farm conference a Tassie coup
World experts descended on Launceston when Tasmania recently hosted the 22nd International Farm Management Congress. The theme of the 2019 conference was “excellence in farm management through innovation, diversification and integration with tourism”. The high-profile event – which organisers described as ‘a coup’ for the state – gave Tasmanian farmers the chance to glean a global perspective on issues. New Zealand consultant Charlotte Glass, from AgriMagic, told Tasmanian Country that the Canterbury region is similar to Tasmania and faces similar challenges, and much can be learnt from shared knowledge: “Because we are so far away in New Zealand, it’s really important we get a global view early in our career.” Dutch researcher, Willy Baltussen, focused on meat production and said he was surprised Tasmania had “no slaughter capacity”. Event organiser, Donna Lucas, said the conference provided an opportunity for Tasmania to showcase its agricultural sector on a global stage.
19 March 2019, Edition 203
Tassie shines in Japan
Premier Will Hodgman has returned from his trade mission to Japan calling it “an important opportunity to showcase the best of our state and support Tasmanian businesses in this key export market". He said key advances include a new Memorandum of Understanding between Tasmania and Japan to pursue research and field trials into Japanese vegetable crop growing in Tasmania. The trade mission also included discussions with Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research on the potential for establishing an office in Hobart and enhancing Antarctic and southern ocean research exchange. Local producers also took centre stage at FOODEX, which is Asia's largest exhibition of food and drink products, along with discussions about ways to promote investment in primary industries, forestry and mining. “With more than 80 per cent of Tasmania’s international exports in Asian markets - and Japan now our second largest export market - it is vital that we maintain and enhance our connections with this key market,” the Premier said.
19 March 2019, Edition 203
Avocado, wasabi, and saffron. Tasmania’s innovative producers are finding great success with the most unexpected crops, including tea.
19 March 2019, Edition 203
The 2019 vintage is off to a flying start, and it comes with news that Tasmania’s area under vines has grown by 25 per cent over the past two seasons.
19 March 2019, Edition 203
Sweet smell of success
The Bridestowe Lavender Estate, in Tasmania’s north-east, is celebrating after a record summer which saw visitor numbers jump by 38 per cent. During December and January, 58,000 tourists enjoyed the farm at Nabowla, east of Launceston. The growing success of the popular attraction is also reflective of the fact that the tourism boom continues to flow into regional areas. Bridestowe is the world’s largest, privately-owned lavender farm – with 650,000 plants spread out over 260 acres – and it rocketed to international fame during the 2014 Tasmanian visit of Chinese President, Xi Jinping, who took home one of the estate’s purple, lavender stuffed bears. The now iconic ‘Bobbie the Bear’ became an overnight sensation in China, and so did the beautiful farm with its fields of purple.
14 February 2019, Edition 202