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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:
Ulverstone Heartbeat Market The
Quadrant car park, Ulverstone, 7am to noon.
Details: Jill 6435 4319.
Liffey School Market 1463 Liffey Rd, Liffey,
9am to 1pm. Details: Quenton 6397 3670.
Devonport Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Gunn St, Devonport, 8.30am to noon.
Details: 6423 3384.
Epping Forest Market Midland Hwy, Epping
Forest, 8am to 2pm. Details: Daryl Johnson
0439 433 679.
Woodbridge Market Town Hall,
Woodbridge, 10am to 2pm. Details:
0498 375 043.
Tassie Makers Market Legana Hall, Legana,
10am to 2pm. Details: Fran 0407 424 524.
George Town Cricket Club Market
Memorial Hall, George Town, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Pat 6382 3421.
Swansea Community Market Town Hall,
Swansea 10am to 1pm. Details: Nicolle
0419 324 701.
Avoca Community Market Memorial Hall,
Avoca, 9am to 2pm. Details: Shirley 6384 2129.
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 487 154.
Evandale Market Russel St, Evandale, 8am
to 2pm. Details: Peter Woof 6391 9191.
Hobart Showground Market
Showgrounds, Howard Rd, Glenorchy, 8am
to 2pm. Details: 6272 6812.
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.
Coal River Valley Farmers Market
Campania Hall, Campania, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Jean Howlett 6260 4126.
Lilydale Village Market Community Hall,
Lilydale, 10am to 2pm. Details: Simon
0408 995 012.
Judbury Market Calvert Park, Judbury,
10am to 2pm. Details: Tony 0424 035 114.
Tunbridge Market Town Hall, Tunbridge,
9am to 3pm. Details: Rodney 6255 2002 or
Paul 0437 552 173.
Dover Community Market Southgate
Shopping Centre, Dover, 10am to 3pm.
Details: 6297 6220.
Geeveston Country Market Community
Hall, Brady St, Geeveston, 9am to 2pm.
Details: 0484 276 301.
A TRAINING session will be
held later this month at Forth
about a destructive horticul-
Tomato potato psyllid is a
major insect pest of potatoes,
tomatoes and capsicums.
TPP was detected for first
time in Australia in February
in Western Australia. If it
spread to Tasmania it could
devastate the potato industry.
The training session will be
led by Raylea Rowbottom at
the Tasmanian Institute of
Agriculture's vegetable farm at
Forthside from 10am to noon.
Mrs Rowbottom said the
session would provide training
on how to identify all life sta-
ges of the psyllid and recognise
plant disease symptoms associ-
ated with the bacterium trans-
mitted by TPP.
She said the session would
cover how field officers and
growers can help the surveil-
lance program run by the TIA
and the Department of Pri-
mary Industries, Parks, Water
and Environment. Sticky trap
kits will also be available.
Sightings of suspected TPP
or associated plant damage
should be reported to the de-
To RSVP by June 20 or for
details call 6226 2638.
Join monitoring to
keep out new pest
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DAIRY COURSE: TasTAFE,
Dairy Australia and DairyTas
are holding a training course
on euthanasing livestock June
13 in Scottsdale and June 20 in
Deloraine. Both run from
9.30am to 3pm. The course is
delivered by an approved
trainer covers legal methods
for humane destruction of live-
stock and instruction on the
use of captive bolt devices. It
covers equipment used to eu-
thanase livestock and methods
for carcass disposal. Details:
Jocelyn Griffiths on 6477 7480,
email jocelyn. griffiths @tasta-
FEED DATING: Harvest
Launceston will hold a speed-
dating style event for food,
produce and agriculture busi-
nesses on June 20. The aim is
to deliver expert advice in
areas such as food innovation,
marketing, financial planning
or social media. Speaker is Ka-
rina Dambergs from Van Die-
man Project. The event will
run at Enterprize, 24 Paterson
St, Launceston, from 4pm to
6pm. Cost: $10, Harvest Laun-
ceston or Sprout members free.
Register by email to kim@
PONY CLUB: The Mid-
lands Pony Club will be hold-
ing its annual general meeting
at the next MPC rally on July 2
at Myrtlewood, Cleveland. All
office-bearing positions will be
open. Those interested in
nominating are requested to
gmail.com by June 30.
GRAINS UPDATE: The
Grains Research and Develop-
ment Corporation will be hold-
ing a research update at
Campbell Town on July 21.
The day runs from 9am to 1pm
at the Grange, 4 Common-
wealth Ln, and includes morn-
ing tea and lunch. Cost: $30 or
$20 for subsequent partici-
pants from same business. De-
tails: 03 5441 6176 or email
TFGA DINNER: The Tas-
manian Farmers and Graziers
Association will be holding its
annual gala dinner in Launces-
ton on June 22. The guest
speaker is temperate agricul-
tural systems specialist Rose
Grant. The dinner will be at the
Country Club from 6.30pm.
Book at launcestontickets.
BURNS FIELD DAY: The
State Fire Management Coun-
cil, Tasmania Fire Service and
the TFGA will hold a field day
on planned burning on July 27
at Wattle Hill near Sorell. Key
topics include planning for a
burn, resourcing and safety,
conducting a burn and what to
do afterwards. There will be
trade stalls and displays. Lunch
is provided. RSVP: email sfmc
@fire.tas.gov.au or phone 6225
8526 for catering purposes.
CRAFTY GROUP: New
members are welcome to the
Happy Hookers group every
Monday to create textiles. The
group meets at the British
Hotel in Deloraine from 10am
to noon. Refreshments $2. De-
tails: Joanne Wild 6368 1373.
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.
BE PREPARED: A field day next month will cover control burns.
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