Although we're there to work, we have such an enjoyable time at Harvest Marketthat we sometimes forget to think about why it's such a great place to lure our customers to - so here's a recap!
Chocolate Croissants! What better reason is there - fresh baked by Sandy of Sandy's Sourdough. Oliver favours the plain croissant with his Ritual Coffee, but it's hard to go past an almond or a chocolate for a weekend treat.
Quality - the vegies and other produce at Harvest are in season now so are at their best. They're usually in better condition and often cheaper than you'll find in supermarkets, where the fruit and veg has been transported, meaning higher costs and more damage.
Know where your food comes from. You're buying produce grown or made by a local farm or maker, by a local farming family or possibly at a farm school or cooperative, as is the case with Old School Farm, which is run by a group of residents of Preston, Tasmania.
When answering awkward questions for our two children, it has proven useful, being keepers of pigs.
A few days ago, Smudge (aged 8) asked the big question in the car - how are babies made? Both his dad and his older sister told him Mummy could answer that. Mummy wasn't there, so Smudge had to carry on to school in ignorance that day.
He asked again at bedtime when Mummy, a reliable source of accurate and well-explained information on many topics, was available.