Local support has been the flavour behind keeping small businesses afloat in recent months.
At the Hillwood Berries Farmgate Cafe that rings true, with manager Meg Beasley saying that so far it has been one of the business' busiest summers.
"We were initially a bit worried because we had a lot of support from international tourists, but local visitors have really stepped up," Ms Beasley said.
"We have a lot more locals coming now, and it's been really great to start having people come from interstate to visit the farm in recent weeks."
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Wet weather in recent weeks doing little to dampen visitation.
"It's not as popular in the rain, but we find people come prepared, gumboots are popular," Ms Beasley said.
"Because we are so close to the city but we're a farm with a wide open space it's a great place for families to come on weekends and in holidays - it was that way in the lead up to Christmas and it's looking like it will be heading into the new year.
"I'd say thanks to local support it's the busiest Christmas we've ever had which is fantastic, and we're so thankful for."
Visiting the farm is a popular occasion for the Thomson family, of Launceston.
Mother Hannah Thomson said they had family visiting from Victoria, so came to the farm on Saturday morning for berry picking with the children.
"We've been here a few times before and we've been meaning to do it for a while because it's a lot of fun and the fruit is so delicious when it's fresh," Ms Thomson said.
"We've got family visiting from Victoria who were initially meant to be here in March, so it's very overdue.
"Between us, we've got six kids and they eat a lot - so we thought we'd bring them down and get them involved.
"More berries may have made it into their mouths than the punnets."
Michelle Hanks said it was a stop they were grateful to have on their Tasmanian holiday.
"We're from Gippsland, so we were about ten minutes away from the harsh lockdowns," she said.
"We were meant to be here for the weekend in March, but decided to make it a two week trip around Christmas when we knew we'd be able to - it's our only holiday for the year so we wanted to make the most of it, and it's been great to be with family."
When asked, the Thomson and Hanks children weren't able to decide on their favourite fruit - with strawberries and raspberries receiving equal votes.
The Hillwood Berries Farmgate Cafe is located at 105 Hillwood Road, and is open daily from 9am - 4.40pm during berry season.
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