To aid those touring Tasmania, we’ve reviewed Tasmania’s top markets and farms, renowned for their ‘farm to table’ produce. Get outdoors this summer, and enjoy the best our state has to offer.
Every Saturday morning, Salamanca is transformed, with a myriad of colourful stalls, each one selling something unique to Tasmania.
Stroll along the cobbled stones, and weave your way through the bustling crowds, and sandstone facades of historic warehouses.
Bursting with colour, eccentric stallholders, delicious food, and handcrafted treasures, Salamanca Market is one of my favourite places. There really is something for everyone. Summer is the best time to visit, as the dappled sunlight warms the marketplace.
Breathe in the fresh air, mingled with delicious scent of sizzling food, Huon pine, and incense.
Ensure you visit the market with plenty of time up your sleeve, as there are around 300 stalls, and many hidden treasures to uncover.
Peruse the fruit and vegetable stalls, overflowing with colourful farm-grown produce. With Christmas fast approaching, the market is the ultimate place to find the perfect gift. Snack on fresh fruit as you browse through intricate jewellery, hand-made clothing, crafted wood, and art.
Salamanca Market is a busker’s mecca, teeming with talent. Local musician Jed Appleton is renowned for embracing the market with his ambient sound, cradling his guitar in his arms. His trademark hat pulled down over his curly hair, he leads the swaying crowd with his music. Small children with ice cream smiles dance along, Valhalla cones dripping down their wrists.
Top tip: Relax on Parliament lawns with a punnet of strawberries, and dip them in luxurious Tasmanian honey. The lawns are the ultimate place to people-watch, as the market encourages frivolity and laughter.
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Located on Bathurst Street the Farm Gate market is the ultimate place to stretch your sleepy Sunday limbs, and go hunting for the perfect lazy breakfast.
Smaller, and more laid-back than Salamanca, the market bursts at the seams with fresh produce, and food stalls. Flowers bright with colour, and it proves nearly impossible to walk past large bunches of proteas, daffodils, and lilies without making a purchase.
The produce at the Farm Gate Market is packed fresh the night before, to ensure everything is at the best possible standard. Everything sold must be grown or produced in Tasmania.
With a multitude of food options, we recommend visiting on an empty stomach, so you can enjoy the delicacies the market have to offer.
Sink your teeth into a wallaby burrito from Macquarie Plains, or sample delicious oysters, fresh from Bruny Island. Sip cold-pressed juices, tangy with berries, and stock up on organic vegetables for the week ahead.
Top Tips: Bring your enviro bags. Carrying large armfuls of vegetables is no fun. Not all stalls have eftpos facilities, so ensure you have cash ready.
Tasmania’s cool climate makes it the perfect location to grow fresh fruit, and the Sorell Fruit Farm is no exception. The farm specializes in cherries and berries, including strawberries, tayberries, boysenberries, loganberries, silverberries, and blackcurrants.
Visit the farm from November-May, where you can stroll through the cherry blossom scented orchard, pick fruit, and taste delicious fruity liquors.
For more information on the Sorell Fruit Farm, click here.
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