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Bellerive Community Farmers Market
Bellerive Boardwalk, 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Details: Brenda Marsh 0447 926 202.
Railton Farmers Market Railway Hotel car
park, 8am to 2pm. Details: Jackie Gillespie
0427 652 366.
Richmond Farmers and Makers Market Town
Hall, Richmond, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers
Market Cimitiere St car park, Launceston,
8.30am to 12.30pm. Details: 0417 352 780 or
Big River Growers Market Willow Court
Complex, New Norfolk, 9am to 2pm. Details:
Mowbray Community Market 330-336
Invermay Rd, Mowbray, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Richard 0418 133 308.
Smithton Saturday Market 135 Nelson St,
Smithton, 8.30am to 3pm. Details: Ray
Murphy 0418 144 249.
St Helens Market Memorial Hall, Cecilia St, St
Helens, 8am to noon. Details:
Burnie Farmers Market Showgrounds, Burnie,
8.30am to noon. Details: 6431 5882.
Huonville Market Town Hall, Huonville, 10am
to 2pm. Details: Sami 0400 505 069.
Mole Creek Market Memorial Hall, Mole
Creek, 9am to 1pm. Details: Leanne Stephens
0409 713 240.
Campbell Town Farmers Market
Showgrounds, Campbell Town, 8.30am to
4pm. Details: 0455 872 784.
Westbury Church Market St Andrew's
Church, Lonsdale Promenade, Westbury,
8am to 12.30pm. Details: Rob Menzie 0417
Longford RSL Market, Wellington St,
Longford, 8.30am to 1pm. Details: Rozanne
0409 014 394 or 6391 1639.
Producers of King Island Market Currie Club,
Netherby Rd, Currie, 9.30am to noon.
Details: Liz Clemons 0428 202 909, Jill
Munro 0448 201 667.
Tasmanian Farm Gate Bathurst St, Hobart,
9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625
or 0401 925 439.
Sorell Market Community Hall and oval,
Sorell, until 1.30pm. Details: Rod 6243 8282
or 0417 509 558.
Penguin Market Old Primary School, Penguin,
9am to 3.30pm. Details:
Don Village Market Memorial Hall, Don, 8am
to 2.30pm. Details: 0428 921 443.
Esk Market Showgrounds, Launceston, 9am
to 2pm. Details: Philip Le Fevre 0408 487
Evandale Market Russel St, Evandale, 8am to
2pm. Details: Peter Woof 6391 9191.
Hobart Showground Market Showgrounds,
Howard Rd, Glenorchy, 8am to 2pm. Details:
Kingston Rotary Friendly Market Kingston
Town Shopping Centre car park, Kingston,
9am to 2pm. Details: Annette 0419 543 287.
Cradle Coast Farmers Market Pier Wharf,
Ulverstone, 8.30am to 12.30pm. Details: Ian
0418 386 380.
Axemans Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm
Details: 6426 2099.
Cygnet Market Town Hall, Cygnet, 10am to
2pm. Details: Julie 0488 066 873 or 6297
Wynyard Market foreshore area, Wynyard,
8am to 1.30pm. Details: Chantelle French
Ross Village Market Town Hall, Ross, 9am to
3pm. Details: 6381 5444.
Derby Market Town Hall, Derby, 10am to
3pm. Details: Margaret 6352 2951 or 0408
Village Market Triabunna Melbourne St,
Triabunna, 10am to 1pm. Details: Tom
Teniswood 6257 7583.
Derwent Valley Community Market The
Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk, 10am to
2pm. Details: Sheryl Rainbird 6261 5230.
Blue Place Market Main St, Kempton, 10am to
3pm. Details: Susan Nichols 6259 1100.
Handmade Home Grown Market Victoria
Memorial Hall, Kempton, 10am to 2pm.
Details: Sherrie Jewson 0408 317 664.
STATE fruit growers are excit-
ed to be partnering with Eat
Well Tasmania for the Google
My Business pilot.
Eat Well Tasmania and
Fruit Growers Tasmania
joined The Digital Ready Tas-
mania to create a blog to sup-
port the project.
It explains why creating a
Google My Business profile is
worthwhile and gives tips on
how to make the most of the
A State Growth Agritour-
ism draft position paper high-
lighted the potential growth in
agritourism for Tasmania and
the importance for visitors of
eating healthy local food.
Visitors would like to eat
healthy local food for break-
fast, lunch and dinner and buy
Almost half of all visitors to
Tasmania would like to con-
nect with local food producers.
FGT business development
manager Phil Pyke said for
those linked in with the Tas-
manian Fruits Farmgate
Guide, the information was
"However, as we all work to
improve the farm gate experi-
ence we can localise access to
healthy fruit and vegetables,"
Participation in the pro-
gram is free.
Blog paints the future
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Myth busted P5
New feed option
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Family find she's apples
Crunch time P17
Free-range egg producers
Danny and Nasn Tubb at their
Picture: CHRIS KIDD
Eggs-actly right P12&13
Stock Report................11, 14-16
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Sports Shear Tasmania will
hold a judge's workshop on
Sunday May 28 from 12-3pm at
Beaufront, Ross. All judges,
competitors, and anybody
interested are encouraged to
attend. For more details con-
tact Mel Morris 0417 521371 or
Winston Flood 0429 915 542.
in conjunction with Dairy Aus-
tralia and Dairy Tas are hold-
ing a "Euthanase Livestock"
training course on June 13 in
Scottsdale and June 20 in De-
loraine, 9.30am-3pm. The
course is delivered by an ap-
proved trainer and the accredi-
ted training covers all legal
methods for humane destruc-
tion of livestock and provides
practical instruction on the use
of captive bolt devices, with a
focus on operator safety and
animal welfare. It also covers
use, maintenance and storage
of equipment used to eutha-
nase livestock and methods for
carcass disposal. This small
group training program is very
practical and contains many
principles that can be immedi-
ately applied on farm. More
detail contact Jocelyn Griffiths
on 6477 7480 or
fe.tas.edu.au to register.
WATER WISDOM: Water
for Profit is a statewide event
run by the Tasmanian Institute
of Agriculture in Longford on
May 18. The free half-day
event focuses on on precision
irrigation and will be held from
8.30am to 2pm at Riverlands
Centre, 159 Wellington St. The
day will include expert presen-
tations with time for questions,
an exhibitor trade show and
practical sessions. Register by
email to tia.comms@utas.
edu.au or phone 03 6226 6385.
SOIL IN FOCUS: Two field
days later this month aim to
assist vegetable producers to
increase profitability and soil
health. The events at Scotts-
dale and Deloraine will feature
three soil and crop experts in
Bill Cotching, Doris Blaesing
and Frank Mulcahy. They will
discuss research on soil health,
irrigation management, crop
nutrition and disease manage-
ment. The first field day will be
held at the Deloraine Rotary
pavilion on May 25 and the
second will be at 70 Jetsons Rd,
Scottsdale, on May 26. Both
start at 10am. Details: NRM
North 6333 7776.
CRAFTY GROUP: New
members are welcome to the
Happy Hookers group every
Monday to create textiles to-
gether. The group meets at the
British Hotel in Deloraine
from 10am to noon. Refresh-
ments $2. Details: Joanne Wild
EXPLORE HISTORY: An
exhibition sheds light on
Jimmy Possum, a Tasmanian
mystery. The display is at the
Deloraine and Districts Folk
Museum, 98-100 Emu Bay Rd,
Deloraine. Details: 6362 5280.
NZ DAIRY STUDY: Dairy
Tas and NSW Dairy have
joined forces to run a tour to
New Zealand for young farm-
ers. The aim is to give partici-
pants a look at the NZ industry
and new technologies. Details:
Jacki on 0429 698 168 or email
PAWS OUT: The RSPCA is
holding its Million Paws Walk
events for dogs and their own-
ers on May 21 around the state.
Walks in Hobart, Huonville, St
Helens, Launceston, Ulver-
stone and Stanley all start at
11am, with on-site registration
PASTURE TRIALS: Four
pasture trial plots will allow
producers to see a range of
commercially available pas-
ture species in action in the
one paddock. The Pastures for
Profitability field day on June 2
at Greenhythe near Hillwood
will be covering pasture estab-
lishment and detailing the
challenges the site presented.
The free day is supported by
funding from the national
Landcare program and run by
East Tamar Landcare. The day
includes a barbecue lunch
showcasing local beef from
Landfall. Details: 6323 3310,
SHEAR SPEED: Would-be shearing competitiors and judges are
urged to attend a workshop at Ross on May 28.
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