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It's peak farm gate season in the Coal Valley! Be quick for cherries early in summer, then apricot are in abundance! You can pick-your-own strawberries and stone fruit. And pick up all sorts of seasonal veg like, pink-eye potatoes, garlic and home grown tomatoes! 

Enjoy! 

 
 

N O T E S

Open times and availability can be short and/or intermittent in summer, so be sure to check with the farms' social media for current information.

N E W   T H I S   S E A S O N

Apricots

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!) 

APRICOTS + Cherries

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.

Cherries + more

808 Richmond Road, Dulcot

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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.

cherries + stone fruit

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.

cherries

Richmond Cherries

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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.

pink-eye potatoes + 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. 

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.

tomatoes + 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.

A L S O   O P E N   T H I S   S E A S O N

Cheese

Wicked Cheese Co.

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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.

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)

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. 

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

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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!) 

OYSTERS

Barilla Bay Oysters Farm

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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.

seasonal Produce

Coal River Valley Farmers Market

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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 PRODUCE

Richmond Village Market

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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.

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, they also make a great gift if you can bear to part with them! 

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

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