The autumn change of seasons … beautiful colours and food!
The autumn leaves are turning, the nights are cooling and the cuisine is becoming heartier. It’s also apparently the ideal time for a walking tour, as according to our guests, the cooler weather makes for a more pleasant stroll. The more nourishing change of the menus also seem to be a hit! It’s a great season for foraging saffron milk cap mushrooms, the last of the tomatoes are coming off, the corn is juicy and the figs are abundant. You’ll see many of these items from our producers as we tour around the city.
And speaking of our producers, our friendly northern Tasmanian producers are also back winning awards again! The 2018 delicious. Produce Awards State Winners have been announced. Meru Miso Sweet Red Miso, the Elgaar Farm Fresh Organic Milk (our kids favourite), the Tasmanian Butter Co. Cultured Sea Salted Butter, Springfield Deer Farm Venison and Harvest Market regular Tasman Sea Salt 100% Natural Tasmanian Sea Salt Flakes are to be congratulated and consumed … but we already knew their products were amazing.
So as we settle in for some hygge (coziness), Saturdays morning on the soccer sideline and some early signs of snow, we are looking forward to incorporating this change of season into our tours. And we also heard on the grapevine that there will be some very special winter events coming up, such as winter Launceston Night Markets! The vibe in Tasmania during winter is rather electric, so we don our beanies, scarves and gloves and get out there and make the most of it.