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Tasmania is world famous for its pure fresh foods, pristine growing conditions and artisan food industry ranging from seafoods, beef, lamb, dairy products, stone fruits, berries, apples, vegetables and rare foods including saffron, truffles and ginseng. Try these:
Apples and Stone fruits
There are literally hundreds of farms and orchards growing apples and stone fruits including beautiful cherries right across Tasmania, especially in the Huon Valley south west of Hobart and the Tamar Valley near Launceston. Many sell their produce directly to the public at farm gate stalls during the harvest season in Summer. Rather than listing them all here, take a look at this farm gate guide.
The Cherry Shed at Latrobe is a "Must Visit".
Somewrcotes on the Midland Highway sells to the public in season.
Edgewater in the Derwent Valley will ship anywhere in Australia.
Platinum Ridge likewise.
Richmond Cherries grows Morello sour cherries (among other varieties) and sell at the farm gate and at Salamanca markets.
Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
Hillwood Strawberries, near Launceston, has pick-your-own berry fruit in Spring.
Sorell Fruit Farm has pick-your-own fruit during the spring and summer season.
Tassie Blue Blueberries has pick-your-own blueberries at Lymington near Cygnet.
Turners Beach Berry Patch, just west of Devonport, has pick-your-own and pre-picked strawberries from late October to May. Their cafe is open all year round from 9am until 5pm every day, except public holidays.
Old Mac's Farm in suburban Launceston has pick-your-own strawbwerries from December to May.
Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, near Deloraine, is a cafe which has stupendous raspberry desserts made from berries grown on site.
Longford Berries near Launceston has pick-your-own fruit in season.
Bruny Island Berry Farm has a cafe featruring fresh berries and icecream desserts. Berries in season
Meander Valley Berries at Hillwood north of Launceston has Strawberries and cream. Yum.
Eureka Farm at St Helens has berries, preserves and ice cream.
Tasmania's forests are ideal for honey production. Leatherwood and Manuka honey are delicacies. (Check the linked websites to check if they're open to the public.)
Stephens Leatherwood Honey in Mole Creek
Tasmanian Honey Company in Perth
The Honey Farm at Chudleigh
Miellerie Honey at Woodbridge
Blue Hills Honey has a shopfront open on weekdays at Mawbanna in the north-west
Golden Pearl Honey, also at Woodbridge
North Huon Apiary at Ranelagh
Boks Bacon at Glenorchy in Hobart for free range bacon
Woodbridge Smokehouse has smoked salmon, ocean trout and caviar
Mures sells a variety of gourmet seafoods, on the dock in Hobart
Bruny Island Smokehouse is at 360 Lenon Road, North Bruny Island, open Wednesday to Sunday.
Freycinet Marine Farm, on the main road into Coles Bay (Freycinet National Park), specialises in oysters and mussels.
Barilla Bay Oysters , on the highway between Hobart and Sorell, for fresh and frozen shellfish, including oysters, scallops, abalone and mussels.
Spring Bay Seafood in Triabunna specialises in scallops and mussels
Tas Live Abalone on the eastern shore in Hobart for fresh, frozen, tinned and dried abalone
41 Degree South Salmon near Deloraine just off the road to Mole Creek and Cradle Mountain, sells fresh and smoked salmon and ginseng products
George Town Seafoods in Franklin Street George Town sells fish caught from their own boat.
Abalone Farms Australia at Bicheno
Tasmanian Abalone at Stanley
TasmanianSeaFoods for abalone and sea cucumber
Get Shucked Oysters on Bruny island
The Blue Shed at St Helens sells fresh-caught seafood and also has a restaurant (formerly called Latris)
Salty Seas at St Helens sells fresh-caught seafood and also has a restaurant.
Tassal has a Salmon Shop in Salamanca Square in Hobart.
Dunnalley Fish Market on the highway to Port Arthur from Hobart has fresh seafood daily.
They're a locxal a local delicacy. Gotta try one!
Tasmanian Scallop Pie Company sells around the state and on the internet.
And you can get fresh scallop pies at just about every bakery shop in the state. Some mentioned by TripAdvisor posters include:
Tinnies has a shop in Launceston half way out to suburban Kings Meadow at the Five ways.
Richmond Bakery in Richmond or their branch in the Bank Arcade at 64-68 Aliverpool Street Hobart.
Sugar Shack at the Morty's complex in Launceston.
Dunalley Bakery, and their offshoot - Dunalley Bakery Too - at eastlands shopping centre in Hobart (eastside).
TKO Bakery Cafe in Oatlands
Salamanca Markets on Saturdays has them too.
Bossimis Bakery in Sheffield
Perigord Truffles Has an on line shop
Tasmanian Truffle Enterprises Has and on line shop
Truffles of Tasmania Has an online shop and conducts tours
Tamar Valley Tuffles also has an online shop
And to learn more about how truffles are grown Truffles Australis
Huon Valley Mushrooms in Glen Huon
Much of Tasmania has a Mediterranean climate - ideal for olive trees.Tasmania
Tasmanian Pure game foods
Landfall, and Angus beef, too. They have a shop in Balfour Street Launceston.
Wild Clover Lamb near the Dial Range at Ulverstone
Forrest Farm Valley near Mole Creek sells prime lamb.
Black Ridge Farm near Wynyard sells prime lamb, Wessex Saddleback pork and Boer goat.
Crofton Lea Farm in Beaconsfield specialises in rare pig breeds like Wessex Saddlebacks, Tamworth, Large Blacks and Duroc.
Mount Gnomon Farm near Penguin sells Wessex Saddleback pork.
Yolla Products is based in Launceston. Order on line for a very special Tasmanian delicacy. Best when cooked in a campervan .
Elgaar farm at Deloraine has organic milk, cream, yoghurt and butter.
Callington Mill in the main street at Oatlands produces fine, fresh, stone-ground flour.
Yorktown Organics at 120 Bowens Road, York Town near Beaconsfield have organically grown baby salad leaves, herbs, root crops and berries in season. Check the website for outlets (mostly in the North).
Anvers on the highway at Latrobe
Cocobean in George Street, Launceston has the finest hand-made chocolates
Ashgrove on the highway at Elizabeth Town on the highway north of Deloraine, specialises in exotically flavoured cheddars.
Bruny Island Cheese on Bruny Island.
Lactos (Lion) in Burnie is a major supplier of high quality cheeses. Note that the Cheese Shop retail sales outlet has recently moved to the Makers Workshop just west of the Burnie city centre.
Westhaven Dairy goat cheese
Grandvewe south of Hobart near the Bruny Island ferry terminal, is Tasmania's only sheep cheesery.
Yondover Goat Dairy at Tunnel nort-east of Launceston produces goat milk and cheese. They also sell goat kids in Springtime.Their cheese tasting rooms are open daily.
Wicked Cheese is at Richmond.
Southern Sky Dairy has a sales utlet for its buffalo cheese in Talbot Road Launceston
Red Cow Dairy at Oldina on the north coast sells its specialty cheeses at several outlets listed on their website.
Pyengana Dairy makes excellent cheeses at Pyengana near Scottsdale in the north-east of the state.
Shima Wasabi no longer sells direct to the public, but you can order on line.
41 Degrees South is near Deloraine and they have hot-smoked salmon too.
Gourmet Sauces, Jams and Condiments
Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company is at Evandale near Launceston.
Red Kelly Sauces and Salad Dressings
Rocky Gardens at Bridgenorth north-west of Launceston produces jams, pickles and relishes.
Rhu Bru at Scottsdale does it all with rhubarb!!
Other Fine Foods
Hilbarn for garden-fresh fruit and vegetables in the Launceston area.
King Island - Gourmet Destination
King Island is a well-known gourmet destination in its own right. Details here.
Fresh Food Markets
Many of Tasmania's towns and villages have regular weekend markets where you will usually be able to find fresh produce.
Hobart has an excellent weekly farmers' market where locals and vistors come together every Sunday to meet producers and sample the best the state has to offer. Farm Gate Market is open from 8.30am with the rining of the farm bell, until 1.00pm on Bathurst Sreet between Elizabeth and Murray in the heart of Hobart.
Possibly the best regular farmers' market in the north is "Harvest" in the council carpark on the corner of Tamar and Cimitiere Streets in Launceston every Saturday.
There's a list of markets here.