Back in September I did part one of this post, which was about eating locally while on holiday in Far North Queensland. Happily, I can now do a similar post about camping and touring around Tassie eating locally. It is actually quite miraculous how similar the two trip were given the vast distance and climactic differences!
In what is becoming a bit of a tradition, I took the few days between Christmas and New Years to go camping all by myself somewhere beautiful in Tasmania. This year saw me driving up the East Coast, where I got to frolick on beautiful beaches, go bushwalking in Douglas Apsley Gorge and indulge in amazing fresh fruit and Tassie goodness!
I found delicious peaches, apricots and cherries at farms around St. Helen’s and Bicheno. And drove a fair bit out of the way to call into Pyengana Dairy. Pyengana offers cheese tasting and full cafe service in a picturesque setting on their North-East farm. I sampled their fresh scones with raspberry jam and cream and brought home my very own cloth covered cheese wheel of their Matured Cheddar.
On my way back home, I had the pleasure of stopping at The Ugly Duck Out cafe in Swansea. Robyn, who runs it, is passionate about sustainable food and serving fresh, Tasmanian produce. She even has a flourishing veggie patch surrounding the cafe and carpark in the centre of Swansea where they harvest fresh produce to use in the cafe daily.
As this trip coincided with breakfast time, I got housemade yogurt with local manuka honey and seasonal fruit. On a subsequent visit, I got to try out the dinner options and settled on a mushroom burger with quinoa tabbouleh. Thanks TUDO!