Week 1 challenge #tassievorefoodforager

The mini-challenge for the first week #tassievorefoodforager is all about seeking out Tasmanian food and drinks…whether an old apple tree on the side of the road, a bottle of wine you haven’t tried before, or a recipe that has tweaked your interest.  We think it’s a great excuse to try something new or to seek out places that have a treasure trove of Tasmanian goodies on offer.

So get out there foraging and please let us know what you find!


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If you read on we have a few tasty digital treats for you.

Here’s the summary:

  • Your chance to win a Field Guide to Tasmanian produce (facebook competition) and week 1 of the challenge
  • Our fabulous newly updated market and farmers market spreadsheet (feel free to share with all those Excel fanatics in your life – you might convince them to Tassievore too!)
  • Getting kids involved – Schools challenge
  • Focus on Eat Well Tasmania’s Veg It Up campaign and the Veg Pledge – and it even has its own hashtag!! #vegitup

Win a Field Guide to Tasmanian Produce and week 1 #tassievorefoodforager

To celebrate the final few days before Tassievore month we have a facebook competition up and running – like and share our page by March 1st and you could win yourself a copy of the wonderful Field Guide to Tasmanian Produce!!

If you haven’t heard of it, it is basically like a travel guide for committed Tassievores and lists all the little spots that you can go to around the state to become a pro-tassievore food forager. Don’t forget to #tassievore!

The best bit is that the first week of the challenge is all about being a #tassievorefoodforager so we’re really giving the lucky winners a huge leg up. No need to thank us – you’re welcome.

Oh and it’s pretty too – here’s a happy snap:

field guide to tasmanian produce

Make sure you share your foraging stories with us during the first week of Tassievore month– we have some great prizes to win (e.g. Tour of 41 degrees South Salmon and Ginseng Farm or a voucher from Harvest Feast!). You can share with us on facebook (#tassievorefoodforager) or, if you are a pre or post facebooker, you can send your stories and pictures to taslocavore@gmail.com. You can mail them to us as well, but we’re guessing that if you are reading this on the web then email or facebook are probably more your thing….

Markets and farmers markets of Tasmania #tassievorefoodforager

For those of you who don’t end up smugly toting around a Field Guide to Tasmanian Produce we have a new state-wide market list available as a spreadsheet on our shopping and cooking page – so once again we are easing your journey to local food foraging success.  It also acts as a handy segway to talking Tassievore with all your Excel spreadsheet loving amigos.

Schools challenge #tassievorekids

This year we really wanted to find a way to get more kids involved in eating and enjoying Tasmanian produce and, lucky for us, our friends from the Eat Well Tasmania Kids Coalition were excited to give us a hand.

The result is the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Schools Challenge.

The idea is that primary school students will get out and about and challenge themselves to learn more about Tasmanian produce and our incredible growers and producers, or even just get busier growing their own.

There are lots of tips for getting involved in our schools flyer which has been sent round to all schools but (just in case) you may want to print a copy and get your darling littluns to indulge in some worthy pester power! “Please Miss/Ms/Mr/Mrs Tasmania-loving-teacher???” Or you can try skipping the middleman/child and pester the teacher yourself!

Primary school classes that share their stories with us via email (taslocavore@gmail.com)or on facebook  (#tassievorekids) can go in the running to win a celebrity visit, a tassievore cooking workshop or, for MoveWellEatWell schools only CDs from the fabulous Vegetable Plot (stars of this years Sydney festival and winner of the Kids Fringe award at the Sydney Fringe 2014). What better way to celebrate Tasmanian vegetables than to serenade them with some vegetably appropriate tunes!

Veg It Up!!!

Just when you thought we couldn’t squeeze another hashtag into the newsletter here we go again: #vegitup

The VegItUp campaign is on now!!

If you haven’t heard about it VegItUp is Eat Well Tasmania’s campaign to get Tasmanians eating more of our delicious vegetables by taking the Veg Pledge (to eat an extra serve of veg a day for eight weeks).

To keep up with the action all you have to do is follow @EatWellTasmania on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or You Tube.

The good news is that there are some great prizes to be won and it’s as easy as sharing your favourite vegetable or vegetable dish on one of the social media platforms above and using the hashtag #vegitup

Prizes include cooking classes from Sally Wise, Otis Beanery and the Agrarian kitchen, plus some more Field Guides to Tasmanian Produce (you can have another little gaze at the picture above if you like – sigh – so lovely…)

We should probably also say that the Executive Officer of Eat Well Tasmania is on the Tassievore team but when you are encouraging people to eat and enjoy more vegetables there is really no conflict of interest that we can see.

That’s it for now Tassievoresters!

Thanks again to our team and the organisations and businesses that they represent:

Sustainable Living Tasmania

Produce to the People

Eat Well Tasmania (including the Eat Well Tasmania Kids Coalition: MoveWellEatWell; Family Food Patch and Breastfeeding Coalition Tasmania)

The Heart Foundation

The Tasmanian Canteen Association

The University of Tasmania

Urban Harvest Tasmania

Stanton B and B


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