Totally Tasmanian Picnic

Wow, it has been 2 weeks already since we launched the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge at the Totally Tassie Picnic and I realised that we haven’t put any photos up yet…sorry!

Our amazing spread of Tassie goodness

For those of you who missed it, below are some photos of the wonderful spread of Tasmanian treats that we had on offer and some of our picnickers.

A huge thank you to all of the generous local producers and businesses who contributed to our  beautiful spread!  The Naked Carrot donated their fabulous sprouts; Kevin Vaughn supplied an amazing selection of salad greens from his garden; The Picnic Basket not only let us borrow their picnic baskets, but also filled them with fresh bread and dips! Companion Bakeryin Oatlands donated some delicious pides, Gondwanaland supplied walnuts and Celina Sargeant shared her home-pressed olive oil.

Lucky us…such amazing food we have in Tasmania!

Senator Christine Milne joined in the picnic

The Terry family brought their own picnic food including homemade sparkling rhubarb…yum!
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Tomorrow, Tomorrow, It’s only a day away!

Tomorrow’s Sunday right? Unless you’re going to church, you get a sleep in! Then what, not sure?

Well we have just the thing for you!

After sleeping in (or morning jog if that way inclined) come to the Farm Gate Market (Melville and Elizabeth) and grab some Tassie-fare. At 12, join the Farm Gate mascot and the Southern Tassievores in strolling from market to Princess Wharf 1, where we can have ourselves a good old fashioned picnic. Specifically – the Totally Tassie Picnic and launch of the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge. We have some vittles’ kindly donated by local businesses (we love you all!) and a few picnic blankets – but BYO spread and rug just to be sure.

There will be a few known faces among the crowd (it’s not just us randoms that care about supporting Tasmanians!!), some sunshine and a whole lot of happy, shiny faces.

See you soon,

The Tassievores

p.s- weather forecast is good!

Busy little Tassievores

We launch the Challenge in the South tomorrow!  We can’t wait to start walking the walk and enjoy the food we’ve been finding out about these last few months. Are we ready to get into it? Heck yes.  Are we ready to help you get into it?  Gosh I hope so!!

This week has been crazzzzzyy busy so far. We’ve met royalty (Camilla just raved about our salmon..), we’ve set up our stall at the Sustainable Living Festival (come say hi this weekend), we’ve got resources ready to go up in the ‘Where to buy’ section of our website (err technical difficulty getting them up), we’ve made food to treat you with this weekend and we’re prepping for a cooking demonstration tomorrow as well (10am tomorrow – Lunchy, Brunchy Munchy at the Cooking Corner of the Sustainable Living Festival)!  We’ve also had some amazing contact with producers and been blown away by their generosity.

So who has helped out big time so far?

The Farm Gate Market!

They’ve given us ideas, produce, inspiration and the seed cash to get the Tassievore ball rolling.

Kindred Organics (meet one of the Kindred crew at our stall this weekend)

The Picnic Basket, Harvest Feast and Ashbolt Farms have also been amazing this week too, giving up a lot of their products to support us.

 

Oh and the Huon Valley Mushrooms we got delivered, the Mountain River Yoghurt, Callington Mill, Gondwanaland, Leaning Tree Olives and Naked Carrot products all generously given to us this week!

We exist due to the support of the Tasmanian community – food producers and food consumers. THANKYOU ALL!!

P.s – last night’s dinner? Tassie salmon, quinoa, asparagus and eggs, with an apple crumble to finish. Suck eggs Camilla!

 

Note: Our team aim is to help connect you with local growers: by raising awareness of their presence and products.  Long term benefits are pretty exciting, but in the short-term we really want to make things as easy as possible for you to eat Tasmanian.

If you think we can be doing something better – let us know