Sprout Producers are local, small-scale Tasmanian producers who farm, nurture, grow and sell ethical, great tasting food.
These are the 12 producers who are currently participating in the Program. Get behind these fabulous people and support the passion and products they produce, right here in our local community.
Underwood Park is a 110 acre farm nestled in the Snug Tiers south of Hobart, Southern Tasmania. Surrounded by towering native eucalypt forests, the region is rich in native fauna. Since 2020, Angela and Josh have been working to restore the farm’s ecological function and biodiversity through regenerative agriculture practices – specifically holistic cattle grazing.
The Tasmanian Buffalo herd originates back to 1997, when three cows & one bull were imported into the state from Victoria. At this stage the herd was based in Oyster Cove, South of Hobart, and consisted of Swamp Buffalo. Over the years the herd grew, to the point where more land was required.
Emma Bowen has a background in permaculture, market gardening, urban farming, design and community engagement, and most recently was founder and manager of Pocket City Farms, a quarter-acre urban farm in the centre of Sydney on a converted lawn bowls club, that provided organic produce, education and a place for connection to the local community.
Preston Ridge Free Range Pork
At the top of the water source, on an island at the bottom of the world is a little place called Preston. It’s here, on a farm in the hillside that farmers David and Stella dedicate themselves to growing free-range pigs.
Lalla Valley Farm
Lalla Valley Farm is a small family-owned farm run by Lauren and Rowan, located in the beautiful north east of Tasmania. We produce garlic and prime lamb using regenerative and sustainable practices.
Gardners Bay Farm
Phil O’Donnell and Jimmy Zerella run Gardners Bay Farm, a market garden and orchard 10 minutes out of Cygnet. Originally established to supply the restaurant at Port Cygnet Cannery, the pair are now leasing the farm and selling their produce through veg box subscriptions and to restaurants.
Fat Pig Produce
Situated in Glaziers Bay, Southern Tasmania on the lands of the Melukerdee people, Fat Pig Produce operates from the market garden at Fat Pig Farm, a regenerative, 70 acre property. The garden is 1.5 acres, filled with three distinct vegetable zones, a greenhouse and nursery, with a range of flowers, perennials and native trees interspersed between
Elicia is the food production grower at Government House Tasmania, growing food for the Government House kitchen and community programs such as the School Food Matters Program in conjunction with Eat Well Tasmania and Loaves and Fishes. Elicia currently looks after a 2500sqm area including a market garden with a polytunnel, greenhouse, citrus orchard/chook yard, berry enclosure, nut orchard, heirloom French garden and a community garden space.
Bryn Gwyn (which means white hill in Welsh) is a 55-acre farm located in Forcett in the Southeast of Tasmania.
Bryn Gwyn will be farmed by Andy Walton. Andy runs a successful custom home building business – Blue Gum Design + Build. His main aim in life is to prove his winemaker daughter, Libby, that she is wrong about the folly of starting a vineyard on dilapidated land in his dotage.
Appinoka Regenerative Farming
Situated in the beautiful Mountain River, at the foot of Sleeping Beauty, is Appinoka, where lots of change has been happening
Welcome to Abruzzo Farm, a charming 50-acre slice of heaven nestled in the hills of the Meander Valley
Wattle Wind Farm
Bio to come.