Harvest Launceston’s regular market goers already know how good the market is, but get ready to share Saturday mornings with more visitors after it was listed 54 in international food experiences.
Fairfax Media’s Traveller listed Harvest in its ‘World's best food experiences of 2018’, complimenting the state’s produce, market stallholders and volunteers.
“...Launceston’s Harvest Market, held every Saturday, is the best place not just to buy farm-fresh ingredients, but also to meet the people behind the produce. The ready-to-eat stalls also use local ingredients: try the bacon and egg roll,” the listing said.
Harvest market managers Kim Hewitt and Caroline Williamson said only five other Australian experiences made the cut, which meant the listing was an “acknowledgement of the Tasmanian food industry as a whole”.
“We’ve always wanted to showcase the best of Tasmania, and this does signify we’re doing that,” Ms Hewitt said.
Ms Williamson said producers and volunteers being mentioned showed the market experience was about people too.
“The market is more than just food; the atmosphere and sense of community is magic. There is a lot of effort that goes on every week to make the market happen,” she said.
“It is fairly exceptional in farmer’s markets, because it brings the community together each week. By doing that you create a sense of community,” Ms Hewitt said.
- Harvest Launceston runs on Saturdays in Cimitiere Street car park between 8.30am and 12.30pm.
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