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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:
Ulverstone Heartbeat Market The
Quadrant car park, Ulverstone, 8am to noon.
Details: Maureen 0427 686 414.
Liffey Valley Market 1463 Liffey Rd, Liffey,
9am to 1pm. Details: Quenton Higgs
Devonport Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Gunn St, Devonport, 8.30am to noon.
Details: 6423 3384.
Epping Forest Market Midland Hwy, Epping
Forest, 8am to 3pm. Details: Jan Crocker
0427 349 321.
Woodbridge Market Town Hall,
Woodbridge, 10am to 2pm. Details:
0498 375 043.
Tassie Makers Market Legana Hall, Legana,
10am to 2pm. Details: Fran Rothwell
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: Dianne
Avoca Community Market Memorial Hall,
Avoca, 9am to 2pm. Details: Shirley
Handmade Market Oatlands Midlands
Memorial Community Centre, 68 High St,
Oatlands, 9am to 4pm. Details: 6254 1300,
0497 122 038, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
THREE scholarships are on
offer to help those wanting to
attend the rural women's gath-
ering in the Latrobe area from
Rural Relief Fund adminis-
trator Rural Business Tas-
mania and Tasmanian Women
in Agriculture offer the assist-
ance for billeted accommoda-
tion and travel to attend the
The event is an opportunity
to network, make new friends
and renew old acquaintances.
For more about the event
go to trybooking.com.au/
TWRJ. To apply for scholar-
ships call Rural Business Tas-
mania on 1300 88 3276.
Help for women's event
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Stock Report .......................... 16
Wool Report ........................... 21
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FULL STEAM: This year's
Steamfest will be held in Shef-
field from tomorrow until
Monday. Action starts to-
morrow from 10am and runs
until 4pm on Monday and will
include half-hourly steam-
train rides, food and craft stalls,
tractor pulling, various heri-
tage displays and entertain-
ment. Details: call 0458 190 591
or email admin@sheffield-
SPRAY WORKSHOP: A
for vegetable growers and
spray operators on March 13
will cover equipment demon-
strations, presentations and
using UV dye. The day runs
from 5pm to 7.30pm at the
facility and is organised by Ve-
gNET with Syngenta and the
Tasmanian Institute of Agri-
culture. RSVP to Emma Egan
by March 9 on 0448 214 745 or
BUSHFIRE FOCUS: The
State Fire Management Coun-
cil will hold a networking
event in Hobart on March 14.
The day runs from 11.30am to
12.30pm at the Tasmania Fire
Service, corner of Argyle and
Melville streets. Sandra Wight,
director of community safety
with the TFS, will discuss
bushfire research. RSVP by
calling 6225 8526 or email
PASTURE DAY: A field
day on March 20 at Elverton in
Blessington is a chance to see
pasture species and cultivars
and innovative grazing man-
agement. Participants in the
Tamar NRM event can email
questions to be answered on
the day, which runs from
10.30am to 3pm. Details: Greg
Lundstrom on 6323 3310.
VegPRO is running free
for vegetable levy-paying busi-
nesses. The two-day work-
shops will be held in the
North-West from March 26-27
and in the North from March
28-29. Places are limited, regis-
ter by calling Emma Egan on
0448 214 745 or go to https://
ISLAND CARNIVAL: The
Bruny Island Easter wood-
chopping event on March 31
will include old machinery,
children's fun, indoor market,
CWA cake stall and novelty
events for adults and children.
The fun starts at 10am. Details:
0429 121 243 or email easter-
INSECT FOCUS: The ben-
efits of insectaries in horticul-
ture and how to create one on
a farm are the focus of a NRM
South event on April 12. The
day runs from 9.45 am to 12.30,
first at Redlands Distillery in
Kempton and at Reid Fruits at
Jericho. RSVP: by email to
RELIEF EFFORT: Rural
Business Tasmania will host a
fundraising event for the Rural
Relief Fund on April 13. The
evening will be a chance to
mingle with politicians, stake-
holders and supporters of the
rural community at one of Tas-
mania's great rural homes. De-
tails: 6334 2768.
ALL ABOARD: The annual Steamfest event in Sheffield this
weekend will feature steam-powered train rides.
0408 967 901
0499 440 770
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