Prime Minister Scott Morrison got his hands dirty on a Forthside farm on Wednesday digging up a bunch of early carrots.
He was handed a carrot-coloured shovel to tackle the crop on the Premium Fresh farm, co-owned by brothers Mike, Jim and Rick Ertler.
After admiring the crunchy bunch, Mr Morrison said he'd be happy to add them to a curry.
He visited the farm to announce that a coalition government was pledging $100 million for five irrigation schemes across the state.
However the schemes named excluded three high potential farming areas on the North-West Coast, namely Harcus, Flowerdale and Detention.
Nationals leader Michael McCormack, who was also at the farm, said state governments submitted a list of projects they supported.
"We can take on board those suggestions for additional proposals."
State Water Minister Guy Barnett said the five schemes were phase one of tranche three.
"There are ten projects overall. We are working with the Commonwealth to deliver that in due course. There will be a further five ... that will be delivered in due course."
Labor's Justine Keay said it was not good enough that three out of four North-West Coast projects put forward by the state Liberals and Tasmania Irrigation had been ignored.
"The Liberals and Nationals have abandoned the farmers of Flowerdale, Detention and Harcus in their botched attempt to match Labor's $100 million commitment for Tasmanian irrigation projects."
Premium Fresh co-owner Jim Ertler said the Don-Barrington Irrigation Scheme gave the business security.
"If we can be sure we can water our crops and get the quality we need, we can commit to export markets and markets where we need."
His brother Mike Ertler said his children would be fourth generation farmers.
"When I was young my grandfather would look at us still in bed in the morning, and say we weren't producing enough. I wonder what he'd think if he saw what we're producing now."