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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 McSweeney
0409 695 321.
Latrobe Village Market 169-171 Gilbert St,
Latrobe, 7am to 2pm. Details: 0429 779 990,
Tasmanian Farm Gate Bathurst St, Hobart,
9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625
or 0401 925 439.
Sorell Market Community Hall, 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.
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, 6297 8179.
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
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.
TASMANIAN growers of in-
dustrial hemp will be looking
at ways to maximise pro-
ductivity at a field day on
Hemp Association of Tas-
mania president Tim Schmidt
said the event would be held at
Nick Mills' Longford property
at 366 Panshanger Rd from
9.30am to noon.
"The event will cover prac-
tical trials undertaken by
HATas members to increase
knowledge about producing
hemp in Tasmania and maxi-
mise productivity," Mr
This season about 450ha of
hemp has been sown in Tas-
Mr Schmidt said attendees
at the field day would get a
chance to observe a maturing
crop and get some agronomy
tips.The day will also include an
update on industry develop-
Mr Schmidt said over the
next six months a key objective
for the association was to de-
velop Tasmania's brand to help
local growers compete nation-
ally and internationally.
RSVP by February 6 for
catering purposes by email to
Growers share tips
on top hemp crops
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TWIA TRAINING: Tasmani-
an Women in Agriculture is
running corporate governance
training on February 9 in
Launceston. The session, start-
ing from 9.30am, covers the
role of a volunteer board mem-
ber or director, financial re-
sponsibilities and a board's role
and purpose. Venue is Co-
Work, 93 York St, Launceston.
Free to members, $20 for non-
members. Register by email to
with Belinda Hazell, belinda@
IN BLOOM: The Kentish
Garden Club has re-named its
annual flower show and the
first Sheffield FlowerFEST will
be held from February 10-11
featuring roses and dahlias.
The show runs from 10am to
4pm at Sheffield Town Hall.
Cost: $3, couples $5, children
free. Details: 0407 112 090.
FLOWER SHOW: The
Westbury Garden Club's sum-
mer flower show is on Febru-
ary 10 from 1.30pm to 4pm in
the Westbury Town Hall, Lyall
St. The show features dahlias,
cut flowers, floral art, vegeta-
bles and pot plants. Cost: $2.
Details: 0417 568 804.
WOMEN MEET: The Tas-
manian Women in Agriculture
state meeting will be held on
February 10 at in Hagley. The
day will also include a farm
tour of the Hazelbrae House
property and guest speakers
including Caroline Brown dis-
cussing opportunities in fer-
mented products and a speaker
covering Sprout Tasmania's
farmer programs. Details:
com.au or call 0439 366 349.
VegPRO is running free
for vegetable levy-paying busi-
nesses. The two-day work-
shops will be held in the South
from February 13-14, in the
North-West from March 26-27
and in the North from March
28-29. The accredited training
will cover units required for a
Category 2 or 3 Certificate of
Competency for agricultural
chemicals. Places are limited,
register by calling Emma Egan
on 0448 214 745 or go to https:/
IT'S SHOWTIME: The
Bushy Park Show will be held
on February 17 from 9am to
4pm. Demonstrations include
cooking with Rodney Dunn
from the Agrarian Kitchen,
creating health teas and beau-
ty products, bottling fruits,
dying wool and blacksmithing.
Sands Family Circus and duck
herders will perform and there
will be live music and bush po-
etry. Details: 6286 5156 or
SOIL WORKSHOP: NRM
North will be holding a soil-
health workshop aimed at
smallholders on February 24 at
Golden Valley. The workshop
will cover the basics of what
makes for healthy soil and how
this underpins yield and pro-
ductivity. Getting soil tests
done and how to interpret the
results will also be discussed.
The day will be at Ponderosa,
13436 Highland Lakes Rd. De-
tails: 6333 7775 or send email to
ISLAND CARNIVAL: The
traditional Bruny Island Easter
woodchopping event on
March 31 will include old ma-
chinery, children's fun, indoor
market, a CWA cake stall and
lots of novelty events for both
adults and children. The fun
starts at 10am. Details: 0429 121
243 or email eastercarnival@
GET GROWING: A field day this month is aimed at smallholders.
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