Tassie hums with good folk who work the land and sea in wondrous ways, and it’s we who are lucky enough to benefit. These are the people we call on for the best produce in the area. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Tony Scherer – Tony is a small-plot farmer with a far-reaching influence. He’s devoted himself to organic, heirloom, sustainable produce, and the magic he produces from his soil never ceases to amaze us.
Liz Lelong and Suzi Lam – The range and quantity of colourful, unique produce Liz and Suzi pull from the soil of their home kitchen gardens is nothing short of show-stopping. There’s nothing they can’t source, and they’ve been known to test patches of rare heirloom varieties just for us.
Paulette Whitney, Provenance Growers – From her fertile patch down in Neika, 20 minutes south of our restaurant, Paulette is a plant collector as much as she is a grower, and produces some of the most interesting edible flora in the state, from heirloom corn to tomatillos.
Sophie Nichols, Littlewood Farm – You may have tried strawberries fresh from the patch, sure, but if you’ve ever eaten Sophie’s, you’ll know they’re better. Red, juicy and full of dessert potential. Sophie also raises some of the best lamb we’ve ever tasted at Littlewood – a staple on our menu.
Richard Clarke, Bruny Island Game Meats – We, and many, know Richard as ‘the wallaby hunter’ thanks to his keen marksmanship. He keeps us on our game, and our cool-room full of game. Just how we like it.
Yvonne Young and Steve Leslie, The Oyster Province – Cultivating Angasi oysters isn’t for the fainthearted, but Yvonne and Steve have worked to bring them back from near-extinction on their pristine inter-tidal plot at Taranna in Tassie’s south. Find them on our bar and restaurant menu when they’re at their seasonal peak.