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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:
Burnie Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Burnie, 8.30am to noon. Details: 6431 5882.
Burnie Foreshore Market Burnie Yacht
Club, South Burnie, 8am to 1pm. Details:
0488 152 339.
Huonville Market Town Hall, Huonville,
10am to 2pm. Details: Sami 0400 505 069.
St Marys Market Community Hall, St Marys,
9am to 1pm. Details: Robina 6372 2022.
Bridport Market Main Rd, Bridport, 9am to
2pm. Details: Annemarie Laubsch 63561474
Deloraine Market Showgrounds, Deloraine,
9am to 1pm. Details: Bodhi 0409 695 321.
Producers Of King Island Market King
Island Club, Netherby Rd, Currie, 10am till
12.30pm. Contact Sandy: 0458 569 591.
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
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
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.
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Irrigation is big business
$1 billion pipeline P4-5
On track to excellence
Improvement award P16
Woolmers reunion weekend
200 years of history P6-7
Mark Salter checking out cherry
blossoms at Reid Fruits' farm at
Plenty in the Derwent Valley.
Picture: MATT THOMPSON
In full bloom P10-11
TFGA Matters ......................... 17
Stock Report .......................... 18
Market Talk ........................... 19
Real estate ............................. 23
Trades and classifieds............24
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 to-
morrow at 8 Kandos Dve from
10am to 4pm. Details: email
OPEN GARDEN: Kaydale
Lodge gardens are open to visi-
tors from tomorrow and Sun-
day from 10am to 4.30pm at
250 Loongana Rd, Nietta.
Food available, picnic areas
and plant sales. Cost: $5 in-
cludes a bunch of daffodils. De-
tails: 6429 1293.
Biodynamics Tasmania will be
holding its annual general
meeting and a field day at
Maktub Farm, 10 Pearsons
Road, Woodbridge, on Sun-
day. 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.
SPRING FAIR: The annual
Runnymede spring garden fair
will be held at the historic
Hobart property on Sunday
from 10am until 2pm. The
19th-century home, owned by
the National Trust Tasmania,
will be hosting exhibitors sell-
ing plants, compost, books and
bric-a-brac. Devonshire teas
are available. Details: Sophie
Bleach 0404 235 375.
HORTI CODE: An infor-
mation session for growers on
the horticulture code of con-
duct will be held in Devonport
on October 10 at Edgewater
Hotel, Thomas St, Devonport,
from 8am to 10am. Details:
Emma Egan on 0448 214 745,
email emmae@rmcg. com.au.
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. Steve Solomon will
speak about reinvigorating
garden beds and nutrient-
dense produce. Organised by
NRM North and Lilydale
Landcare, the event will run on
October 22 from 10am to
3.30pm at Sonoma Lodge, 231
Golconda Rd, Lilydale. Details:
TOP MEETING: Tasmani-
an Organic-Dynamic Produc-
ers will hold its annual general
meeting on October 28 at Mar-
leen Herbs of Tasmania, 1325
Sheffield Rd, Barrington, from
11am, followed by a shared
lunch and farm walk. Details:
Judy Gregg 0400 995 900 or
email office@ top.org.au.
RARE PLANTS: Wood-
bank Rare Plants is open to the
public from October 28-29 from
10am to 4pm at 2040 Huon
Rd, Longley, south of Hobart.
Cost $10, includes tea and cof-
fee. Details: 0448 007 525.
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 invited to bring
their Fords along. Details: Ger-
ard Gelston 0407 681 161.
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. From 2pm to
4.30pm the facility hosts an in-
dustry forum on potato dis-
eases and soilborne health .
Details: www.utas. edu.au/tia.
SKY-HIGH POTENTIAL: A tree-farming event next week
features expert grower Rowan Reid.
to be part of Agfest
EXHIBITOR applications for
next year's Agfest in May are
Agfest chairman Owen
Woolley said research had re-
vealed more than $26 million
was spent by patrons during
the annual three-day rural
"After the success of Agfest
2017 we are undertaking sig-
nificant upgrades to the site to
improve the exhibitor and pa-
tron experience," he said.
"If you have thought about
exhibiting but never got
around to it, now is the time to
Mr Woolley said the Quer-
cus Park site at Carrick in the
state's North had never looked
Exhibitor manager Ethan
Williams said it was important
businesses submit completed
applications before the closing
date to ensure being included
in the selection process.
"Although we want to have
an agricultural focus, we cater
for many types of businesses in
industry-grouped areas such as
the Equine Expo, the craft pa-
vilions and the Unique Taste
pavilion," Mr Williams said.
Applications close Decem-
ber 1. For more details visit
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