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Railton Farmers Market Railway Hotel car
park, 9am to 1pm. 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:
All Saints Market 339 Macquarie St, South
Hobart, 9am to 2pm. Details: 0417 370 819.
Latrobe Village Market 169-171 Gilbert St,
Latrobe, 7am to 2pm. Details: 429 779 990,
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.
Cygnet Market Town Hall, Cygnet, 10am to
2pm. Details: Julie 0488 066 873 or
Wynyard Market foreshore area, Wynyard,
8am to 1.30pm. Details: Chantelle French
West Tamar Lions Market Showgrounds,
Exeter, 9am to 1.30pm. Details: Narelle
Martin 0427 084 600.
Oatlands Community Market Gay St Hall,
Oatlands, 9am to 1pm. Details: Rowana
McDougall 0466 816 882.
Bream Creek Market Showgrounds, Bream
Creek, 9am to 1pm. Details: Helen
0417 599 693.
South Arm Community Market 9
Calverton Pl, South Arm, 9am to 1pm. Details:
Pam 6248 9852.
Brighton Market Memorial Hall, Brighton,
9am to 2pm. Details: 0427 008 353.
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Eyes on the skies in eastern areas
Dry bites P4-5
Blueberry growers hurting
Probe into disease P6
Persistence pays off
Experience an edge P28
Katrina Simpson won the award
for Tasmania’s most
outstanding MSA beef
Picture: CHRIS KIDD
Best in beef P14-15
TFGA Matters ......................... 13
Stock Report .......................... 16
Wool Report ...........................16
Real estate ............................. 22
Trades and classifieds............24
Weather ................................. 27
RARE PLANTS: Woodbank
Rare Plants is open to the pub-
lic from September 30 to Octo-
ber 1 and October 28-29 from
10-4pm at 2040 Huon Rd,
Longley, south of Hobart. Cost
$10 includes tea and coffee.
Details: 0448 007 525.
OPEN GARDEN: Kaydale
Lodge gardens are open to visi-
tors from September 30 to Oc-
tober 1 and October 7-8 from
10am to 4.30pm at 250 Loon-
gana Rd, Nietta. Food avail-
able, picnic areas and plant
sales. Cost: $5 includes bunch
of daffodils. Details: 6429 1293.
EQUINE SHOWCASE: A
stallion showcase and equine
trade expo will be held on Sep-
tember 30 at Quercus Park in
Carrick. The showcase day
runs from 9.30am to 4pm.
There will be breed demon-
strations, stalls, food available
with the stallions strutting
their stuff the stars of the day.
Cost: $10, under-16s $5. De-
tails: 0428 302 318.
VEGIE WORKSHOP: A
grower workshop covers the
latest on the tomato-potato
psyllid and farm biosecurity at
Forth as part of the VegNET
program. The day runs on Oc-
tober 3 at the Forthside veg-
etable research farm from 2pm
to 4.30pm. RSVP to Emma
Egan on 0448 214 745 or email
An open day at a garden in
Otago Bay near Hobart raises
money for vulnerable children
in Kenya. Maree and Pam
Johnston open their garden on
October 7 at 8 Kandos Dve
from 10am to 4pm. Details:
Biodynamics Tasmania will be
holding its annual general
meeting and a field day at
Maktub Farm, 10 Pearsons
Road, Woodbridge, on Octo-
ber 8. The AGM will start at
11am and will be followed by a
shared lunch, a garden walk
and making and applying BD
tree paste and a BD 500 spray.
Details: Julie Page 6363 5162.
HORTI CODE: An infor-
mation session for growers on
the horticulture code of con-
duct will be held in Devonport
next month. It will cover the
trading arrangements covered
by the code and the paperwork
and records required. The ses-
sion will be on October 10 at
Edgewater Hotel, Thomas St,
Devonport, from 8am to 10am.
Details: Emma Egan on 0448
214 745, email emmae@rmcg.
TREE TALK: Agroforester
and co-ordinator of the Master
Tree Grower program Rowan
Reid will lead a field day in the
East Tamar on October 10 and
also speak at an evening din-
ner. Details: Tamar NRM on
6323 3310 or 0438 642 112.
GARDEN WALK: The
Anglican Parish of Dorset in
Scottsdale is holding its annual
morning garden walk on Octo-
ber 16. The walk starts at 9am
at St Barnabas Hall in King St.
Morning tea and plant stall.
Details: 6352 2574, 6354 2266.
SCHOOL FEST: The West-
bury Primary School is hosting
the Westbury Maypole Festi-
val at the Westbury Village
Green on October 21 from 9am
until 2pm. Details: Amanda
Taylor 0467 097 791, email
SMALL FARM DAY: A
field day will feature tailored
topics for small operations
from soil health and pasture
management to bushfire prep-
aration, beekeeping and fer-
mentation. Gardener Steve
Solomon will speak about rein-
vigorating garden beds and
growing nutrient-dense pro-
duce. Organised by NRM
North and Lilydale Landcare,
the free event will run on Oc-
tober 22 from 10am to 3.30pm
at Sonoma Lodge, 231 Golcon-
da Rd, Lilydale. Details:
STEAM UP: Pearn’s Steam
World at Westbury will be
holding the annual Steam Up
event from November 4-6.
This year the event celebrates
Henry Ford and members of
the public are being invited to
bring their Fords to the event.
Details: Gerard Gelston 0407
FOCUS ON VEGIES: the
Tasmanian Institute of Agri-
culture’s vegetable research
farm at Forthside will have an
open day on November 14
from 8.30am to 1.30pm at 124
Forthside Rd. Later in the day
the facility hosts an industry
forum on potato diseases and
soilborne health from 2pm to
4.30pm. Details: www.utas.
BLOOM FOR A CAUSE: Christine Bennett and Pam Johnston
get ready for a fundraiser at Otago Bay.
Picture: CHRIS KIDD
Vegetable Industry TPP Update and Biosecurity Session
October 3rd | 2pm - 4:30pm | Forthside Research Facility
An update on Tomato Potato Psyllid (TPP), planning for the season,
and information for on-farm biosecurity management planning.
Horticulture Code of Conduct Information Session
October 10th | 8am - 10am | Edgewater Devonport
This session will provide a discussion on recent changes to the
Code and obligations. Business reviews with Horticulture Code
Consultants are also available.
RSVP to Emma Egan on 0448 214 745 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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