Launch of the 2022/23 Tasmanian Seasonal Produce Guide
Fruit Growers Tasmania | Thursday, 8 December 2022, 9.00am
The 2022/23 edition of the Tasmanian Seasonal Produce Guide will be launched today by the Hon. Jo Palmer, Minister for Primary Industries and Water at Rosevears Farm, Rosevears.
Fruit Growers Tasmania CEO Peter Cornish said, “The Tasmanian Seasonal Produce Guide showcases the wonderful fruit, vegetables, honey and award winning ciders, that we are so fortunate to have here in Tasmania, right on our doorstep.
Tasmania grows some of the best produce in the world. It’s a fresh, vibrant taste experience.”
While Tasmanian cherries comprise over half of all Australian cherry exports, and are highly sought after in many countries, we get the chance to buy those cherries direct from our growers.
Tasmania also grows more raspberries and blackberries than any other state, is the second largest producer of blueberries, and grows some of the sweetest strawberries available in the country.
And no fruit is more synonymous to Tasmania than our apples – a fruit that we have been growing for more than 160 years.
“Here through the Guide Tasmanians and visitors alike can not only buy their fruit direct from the farm gate but also pick their own. There is nothing more ‘wildly fresh’ than picking your own fruit – just remember to take some home!” Peter said.
The Tasmanian Seasonal Produce Guide follows the recent release of the TASMANIAN GROWN digital showcase.
The showcase highlights how Tasmanian growers achieve a vibrant taste experience.
“Because we are lucky enough to live here in Tasmania, we often take for granted the unique environment in which our produce is grown. You just don’t get this in other parts of the world” Peter said.
“A temperate, maritime climate that is cooled by prevailing westerly winds and washed by rain from the southern oceans. Fertile soils, long summer daylight hours and access to pure cool water. Mild growing seasons and slow ripening, allows our produce to develop a depth of flavour and colour - we can hold produce on the tree or in the ground for longer.
And it’s the the passion and commitment of our growers that underpins these natural advantages. They work with nature to grow produce with a light touch.”
Copies of the Tasmanian Seasonal Produce Guide are free, and will be available from participating businesses across the state, visitor centres, both Spirit of Tasmania ferries, and the Launceston and Hobart airports. Digital copies of the guide are also available and can be downloaded from Fruit Growers Tasmania’s website.
“There’s 35 participating growers throughout every region of the state and the Tasmanian Cider Trail to explore. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the pure freshness of nature!”