If you want to test Tassie’s reputation for the finest produce in Australia then Hobart’s Farm Gate Market on Bathurst Street is for you. At 8.30am every Sunday, you’ll find Ross O’Meara from Bruny Island Food with his range of Berkshire pork sausages and the cheerful Paulette Whitney from Provenance Growers with piles of fresh heirloom vegetables, free-range eggs and seedlings. You’ll find more varieties of seasonal vegetables than you thought possible, all sold by the producers themselves. There are fat bulbs of garlic, crisp asparagus, the sweetest raspberries and Tassie potatoes.
Leave enough time to line up for Masaaki’s sushi – you won’t taste fresher or better outside Japan. It’s also the place to buy fresh seafood, artisan breads, jams, olive oils and homemade pasta from Sirocco South.
Farm Gate Market | 108 Bathurst Street, Hobart | +61 3 6234 5625
Images: Chris Crerar