A NEW directory of Tasmanian producers has been developed to help customers find and buy the best of Tasmanian food, from paddock to plate.
The Eat Well Tasmania Producer Directory lists hundreds of participating Tasmanian businesses that offer fresh, seasonal fruit, veg, dairy, meat and other value-added products.
Attending the recent launch at Sorell was Health Minister Jeremy Rockliff, who described the directory as “a great example of a community-led initiative coming to fruition that will support Tasmanians to live longer and healthier lives”.
“We want all Tasmanians to live healthier and longer lives – it’s better for them, the community and the economy,” Mr Rockliff said.
The State Manager of Eat Well Tasmania, Carl Saunders, said the directory would make it easier for consumers to find and buy fresh Tasmanian food to cook delicious meals at home.
“The directory lists hundreds of Tasmanian producers, plus farmgate businesses, all selling a range of delicious local food,” Mr Saunders said.
“By using the Eat Well Directory, consumers will also be able to support the jobs and livelihoods of many Tasmanian food producers and associated industries.”
The directory was launched at Huski Greens Farms in Sorell, a small farm run by Miquela McGuiness and Oliver Wichmann.
The couple sell their vegetables directly to customers through the Tasmanian Produce Collective.
“When you’re in the business of growing, making, or selling high-quality local food, you deserve to be noticed,” Ms McGuiness said.
“Tasmanian producers are growing some of the highest quality and freshest produce in the country and we want our produce to be enjoyed by more Tasmanians.
“The act of eating local is a powerful source of communal strength and comes in a moment when Tasmanian businesses most need it.”
Any businesses selling, or producing fresh produce that are not already listed on the directory, are invited to contact Eat Well Tasmania via their website or social media (eatwelltas.org.au).