To Market.

Market hopping your way around Tasmania. Wherever you’re based in Tasmania, you’re guaranteed to stumble across a local market on a weekend morning. From quirky…

Market hopping your way around Tasmania.

Wherever you’re based in Tasmania, you’re guaranteed to stumble across a local market on a weekend morning. From quirky handmade finds to seasonal fresh produce and specialty coffee – it’s the perfect way to spend a few hours in the fresh air on your Saturday or Sunday and get a taste of the local community. Throw in some live music and a casual atmosphere and we think it’ll be a regular outing on your calendar in no time.

Farmgate Market, Hobart (image source: Facebook)

Foodies will be spoilt for choice in each corner of the state with the likes of Harvest Market (Launceston), Farmgate Market (Hobart) and the Burnie Farmers Market in the North West. Each of these events is a celebration of local producers who make the (early morning!) trek to set up each weekend. Just a few of the things you’ll find include fresh (and we mean fresh) seasonal fruit and veggies, fresh sourdough bread, specialty meat & seafood and cold-pressed juice as well as mouth-watering sweet and savoury treats. Don’t worry about eating brekky before you go because waiting for you will be gourmet egg & bacon rolls, bagels, breakfast pies, Korean pancakes and more! If you’re a coffee lover then be sure to grab a locally roasted brew to wrap your hands around while you wander the stalls. On our regular Harvest Market visit, you’ll find us grabbing a fresh bunch of farm picked flowers, always something baked (hello almond croissants and sourdough doughnuts), cold-pressed juice and of course fruit & veg.

A visit to the Evandale Market is a must if you’re visiting or based in the north of the state. Our tip is to put aside at least half a day to attend the market and wander the town. Evandale itself is a National Trust classified Georgian village with picturesque heritage buildings lining the streets. At the market, you’ll find quirky bric-a-brac, handmade craft items and local produce including potted plants, fruit and vegetables plus the always popular pony rides for the kids. Once you’re done wandering the stalls, take a quick stroll back into town for lunch at the Clarendon Arms hotel where you’ll find a beer garden and live music in the summer, or head indoors for a cosy pub setting in the winter.

The Salamanca Market has been taking place on Hobart’s waterfront for over 50 years, so there’s every chance you’ve heard of this one. With over 230 stallholders representing Tasmanian artisans, designers and producers there’s a huge variety to enjoy. You’ll find Tasmanian whisky and fudge tastings alongside black truffled, Huon pine souvenirs and (of course) novelty tea towels, plus much more. With longer opening hours than most other regular markets in the state, you could easily plan a later visit and grab a delicious lunch once you’re done wandering. The beauty of this location is that you’re in the heart of the Hobart waterfront so it’s the perfect place to kick off a day exploring the city or even heading across to Mona on the ferry. 

So there you have it. Even on a frosty Tasmanian morning when you can see your breath in front of your face – simply throw on your Tassie tuxedo (read: puffer jacket) and venture out to a local market, we promise after all the friendly smiles from cheery stallholders you’ll feel better for it! 

Here are the details of the markets mentioned above.

Harvest Launceston – every Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm
Farmgate Market, Hobart – every Sunday 8.30am – 1pm
Burnie Farmers Market – third Saturday of every month 8am – 12pm
Evandale Sunday Market – every Sunday 8am – 1.30pm
Salamanca Market – every Saturday 8.30am – 3pm
… and many more pop-ups at varying times throughout the year!

Get in touch by calling 0439 639 508, emailing sam@batas.com.au or filling in this online form.

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Remember, this article does not constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your professional financial and legal advisors before making any decisions for yourself.

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