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Farm Gate Guide

December 18, 2018|2361 Views |2 Comments

Be quick for cherries and apricots early in summer, then figs are in abundance! You can pick-your-own strawberries, Christmas trees and stone fruit. There's amazing produce all year round like, walnuts, olive oil, potatoes, garlic, and honey!

Some farms open a seasonal farm gate, and others are online. Check out our guide below, it's organised by location.

Enjoy! 

 
 

FARM GATE TIPS

•  Open days and times vary due weather and harvest. So check the farm gate’s social media for updated information (or cross your fingers!) 

•  Bring cash and shopping bags or a box.

•  Some farm gates aren’t staffed, so be honest and leave your money in the box.

•  Keep a keen eye out for handmade signs, and turn in with care.

Thank you for supporting local family businesses. 

ACTON 

CUT FLOWERS

Forage Flowers, Acton.

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This adorable road-side stall is full of foraged and homegrown flower posies. Claire and Adele are busy as bees at this time of year, there's so much in flower. 
(Image supplied)

CAMPANIA

APRICOTS + Cherries +  apples

Lowdina Orchard

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Not only can you drop in for fresh cherries and apricots, Lowdina Orchard also serves cherry and apricot ice cream in a cone. You can also wander the orchard to see how the fruit is grown.

MARKET

Coal River Valley Farmers Market

FARM GATE   MARKET  |  ONLINE

On the second Sunday of every month, between 9am - 2pm you can call in to the Coal Valley Market. It's held in the Campania Hall and grounds on Reeves Streets in Campania. 

seasonal veg

Coal River Red Produce

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Summer is tomato season! You can also find honey, preserves and other seasonal veg too. Farm gate open Wed - Sat, 10am - 4pm, also at Coal Valley Farmer's Market.

POTATOES

The Spud Box

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On the main road through Campania there’s an apple crate full of bags of locally grown potatoes. You can get Kennebecs, Pink Eyes and Dutch Creams in 5kg or 10kg bags. Stock up on local spuds for roasting on cold autumn nights… delicious!

CAMBRIDGE

cherries + stone fruit + cheese + more

Coal River Farm

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Along with a bite to eat and a coffee at the Coal River Farm cafe, you can pick your own stone fruit in summer. You can also get your hands on cheese and chocolate made there onsite.

OYSTERS

Barilla Bay Oysters Farm

CAFE  |  MARKETS  |  ONLINE

At the mouth of the Coal River in the tidal waters is Barilla Bay Oyster Farm. You can stop in to the cafe for your Tassie seafood fix, or grab some freshly shucked oysters in an insulated pack on your way to the airport, for a taste of Tasmania at home.

DULCOT

Apricots +  figs

Frankham Figs

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It's the taste of summer in this neck of the wood, and a perfect snack for a road trip. Pop in to the Frankham Figs roadside hut for a handful of apricots or a box full to preserve. (Their figs come later on!) 

Cherries + apples + more

Hanslow's

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Cherries, young berries, broad-beans and  a variety of other new seasons produce are available throughout summer. Look for the ever-changing sign on the main road between Cambridge and Richmond.

PENNA

FERMENTS

Southern Wild

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Ronald, Michele and Oliver make all kinds of fermented products made from local organically/spray free ingredients. Catch them at the Farm Gate Market and check out their subscribe box too. 

RICHMOND + CLOSE BY

Cheese

Wicked Cheese Co.

CAFE  |  MARKETS  |  ONLINE

On the main road between Richmond from Cambridge you can find Wicked Cheese Co. You can have a tasting while looking into the cheese factory! They also have a cafe and a provedore full of local products.

cherries + PEONIES

Richmond Cherries + Peonies

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Richmond Cherries can be found with their summer bounty at the Farm Gate Market, and other locations. Be sure to check their social media for details of their where-abouts.

CHERRIES

870 Richmond Road

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On the side of Richmond Road you can occasionally find a table with grab-bags of summer goodness! They some times have other produces like loquats too.

Christmas trees

Richmond Christmas Tree Farm

FARM GATE   MARKET  |  ONLINE

Each November online tickets are release for choose-your-own Christmas trees at the farm during December. Check Facebook to find out important info.

MARKET

Richmond Village Market

FARM GATE   MARKET  |  ONLINE

Every Saturday from 9am - 3pm you can get your fill of fresh veg... and don't forget to have a peek at the community table, there's often a load of home-grown veg from local gardeners up for grabs.

potatoes + raspberries + more

The Spud Shed, Fingerpost Road.

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'Tis the season to call in to the Spud Shed! They have Pink-Eye potatoes and baby chats as well. Delicious raspberries, strawberries, cherries, and new season garlic are also up for grabs. 

potatoes

33 Wellington St, Richmond.

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New season Pink Eye Potatoes can be found in a productive back yard in Richmond Village. Look for the sign at the front gate. They sometime have free range egg too!

Strawberries

Littlewood Berry Farm

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It's peak pick-your-own strawberry season at Littlewood! BYO picnic or enjoy a strawberry ice cream while you're there. Be sure to check Littlewood's Facebook updates for open times, as they vary.

walnuts

Coaldale Walnuts

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As well as whole walnuts, Coaldale also offer walnut kernels that they have shelled onsite. They make tasty pickled walnuts, which are great with a cheese platter. Andnd they open their farm gate in Autumn for pick-you-own! 

TEA TREE

APRICOTS

Coal Valley Apricots

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Coal Valley Apricots specialise in Tasmanian Moorpark Apricots grown using practices that support social and environmental sustainability. In summer they open for pick-your-own.

Honey

Coolgardie Cottage

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The Long family are passionate bee advocates and educators, and harvest delicious honey. You can taste-test leatherwood, wildflower and clover honey at the farm gate.

Olives

Freshfield Grove

FARM GATE   MARKETS  |  ONLINE

Farmer Fi tends to a boutique olive grove just outside of Richmond Village. Fi makes table olives and presses oil at her farm, try her lemon oil if you get a chance, incredible. (She is also our seasonal recipe contributor!) 

Please contact us if we've missed a Coal Valley farm gate or producer.

2 Comments on this topic

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        February 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

        Thanks so much Mary! We love putting it together and hope it has heaps of handy info for local produce lovers!

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