A Taste of the Huon - 12th and 13th March, Ranelagh
This year, one of our Sprout Producer scholarship recipients is taking part in this festival that showcases fine wine, food, art, craft and entertainment from the Huon and Channel regions. See Lisa and David from Campo de Flori with their garlic pearls, garlic bulbs, culinary lavendar (hopefully) and ceramics too.
FermenTasmania event - Fermentation demonstration with Christian Puglisi
Fermentation is the oldest form of food preservation and with the harvest season upon us it is time to put down your preserves for winter. Join Michelin starred Chef Christian Puglisi to learn this ancient art and get his tips and hints on how to preserve the best of the autumn harvest, naturally.
FermenTasmania joins forces with TasTAFE Drysdale’s Great Chef’s Series to present this once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from one of the best Chefs in the World. Chef Puglisi’s pedigree is hard to beat being one of the young Scandinavian chefs to put local and foraged on the map with his focus on sustainable and organic, a perfect fit for Tasmanian produce. He has not only worked in #1 restaurant NOMA but now owns and runs ‘Relae' in Denmark, one of the worlds top 50 and voted the most sustainable restaurant in the world the last two years running.
When: Tuesday, 11 April 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: TasTAFE Drysdale, 93 Paterson Street, Launceston TAS 7250
How to book: Visit Eventbrite page
To the Sprout community, we hope you can take up this rare opportunity to explore how to use and value add to your ‘seconds' produce from a man passionate about creating a sustainable food culture. You will get the opportunity to ask him about supplying to local restaurants and what chefs are looking for and how to make your operation more sustainable. He will share his ‘Farm of Ideas’ and the inspiration behind organically growing what he could not source locally. A Danish Citizen of the Year award for his work on integrating gastronomy with sustainable agricultural policies and a seat on the board of the Nordic Food Lab continue to help him drive innovation in the agri-food sector.
Huon Small Farms Expo
The Huon Small Farms Expo brings together farmers, community groups, animal associations, local business and schools to teach you all about small farming. Our Sprout Producers Dave and Cassandra Rolph from Deep End Farm will be there, selling their delicious BoaZi (steamed buns)! Held in Ranelagh, this year on Saturday 26th March. Find out more on their Facebook page.
Tassievore Eat Local Challenge - Living Local Feast
Join Sustainable Living Tasmania for the 7th Annual Living Local Feast – a celebration of Tasmanian Food. The Feast is an opportunity to experience the wonders of our island state through a gourmet multi-course meal.
The dinner will consist entirely of Tasmanian ingredients and will be followed by a chance to bid on items that highlight the best of Tasmania in our fundraising auction to support the work of Sustainable Living Tasmania and the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge.
The team are super excited to have chef, Cameron Perry and the Hamlet team, on board to help create an amazing spread for you! Cam is passionate about local produce and creating taste sensations that highlight the region and season.
The feast is being held on 1st April at Hamlet - visit the Facebook page for more information and to purchase tickets.