Fresh Culinary Herbs For Hospitality

February 2012

Visit our next destination... Click on Eco Abode above or to the right of page in LINKS below. Please note NWHT business will not continue there. But join us as we start our new edible garden & home from scratch. Share your garden ideas, help others as we learn & grow together.

August 10, 2011.

How quickly plans change...

It is with much disappointment that we have decided not to continue selling herbs this season because we are moving to Launceston.

Although the business won't continue there, herbs will be the first thing to go in along with a new orchard & veggie garden. We only wish we could relocate everything from here.

We have had a great time growing fantastic herbs & meeting many friendly people passionate about Tasmanian fresh produce. Thank you to all who have been so
inspiring & supported us.

Rob & Fiona.


Fresh Culinary Herbs grown @ Somerset. We are privileged to live near the coast with sea views, breezes and a mild climate in the beautiful red soil farmland of North West Tasmania.

Our passion for herbs has been addictive for over 20 years. Establishing in 2008, we're selectively growing the most popular culinary herbs along with a few unique ones & continue to trial. Cutting our herbs, we get a buzz knowing that our best has been done to provide the freshest quality with care taken to wash, pack & deliver within the shortest time possible.

We aim to produce a good selection & consistent supply as the business grows. Bunches are cut fresh to order & are large catering /restaurant quantity. Our season runs from around October through to May. All is dependent on the weather but that doesn't mean we stop ...We do have a rest over Winter & do all the exciting paperwork etc but we're also preparing for the coming season.

The herb garden is evolving and we are always learning and making improvements. We are environmentally responsible using biodegradable & or compostable packaging & use farm practices as close to organic as possible.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hobart......All The Legends... & so many talented people.

Costa from SBS - Costa's Garden Odyssey .....What a buzz !

How lucky were we having just returned from Hobart after a few days away. Staying on a vineyard & olive grove makes you so hungry.....

First stop Grandvewe Sheep Cheese, half an hour south of Hobart many cheeses to choose from...yum & so pleased that we aren't the only ones who name & talk to our sheep. A paradise.

Next stop Bunnings, Mitre 10...Glad we have a ute.....

Then, our first ever trip to Salamanca Market. Walking through the market gardener's stall , inhaling the freshness of Asian greens & herbs gives you such a buzz. (I'm sure they thought that I was crazy). Then onto The Gourmet Farmer's stall - Matt Evans learning all about his dried pine mushrooms & the art of trying wild mushrooms ! We took home some of his pork & fennel sausages (should have bought more !) - a really friendly guy & more cheese from Bruny Island. Apples, Apples, Apples & Pears...salmon, sourdough ,walnuts, hazelnuts, blueberries, tea, natural soaps & heirloom vegetable seeds. Rob chose a green tomato 'Evergreen' to try & I, more wild rocket seed. So much to choose from, we brought home two eskies full of goodies. All the stall holders were so friendly.

Then onward to The Botanical Gardens Tread Lightly Festival. A beautiful warm, sunny day  4 - 14dc to stroll the gardens. We arrived super early 8.30am not knowing the gates didn't open until a hour stroll around to Corneilian least we got our day's exercise & a parking spot !

How exciting....we were in awe in the presence of Peter Cundall, Tino Carnevale & Costa Georgiadis . They all embraced  a few metres away from us & had such respect for each other, their passion inspiring. Nervously, (I) we met & chatted to Tino about banana's & Costa kindly gave us a photo with him, both so generous with their time & so cool ! Unfortunately we missed their presentations as we had to leave early for home but we were lucky to see Peter's.....just brilliant !   Tino & Costa are the next generation full of knowledge who will inspire & be here for our children & I hope I am here for the next 60 years to follow them too.

The gardens had fantastic plants on sale.We were able to bring back more native grass tube stock for around the ponds to increase the habitat for frogs & stabilize the banks. Also some King Edward  & Dutch Cream seed potatoes & saffron. So I hope we don't run out of potatoes this year.

There were many displays including complete sustainable living /solar conversion which we hope to do before we retire. There was  a Barnevelder breeder also passionate about his boys & girls.
I didn't realise how big the rooster would become... Ours, Jeremy (now 15 wks old) will tower over James (our rescued English game bantam rooster) . He is becoming quite used to being handled now. The Barnevelders are a beautiful addition to the garden along with the coffee coloured eggs in Spring & hopefully future offspring.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Winter's here... but that makes you appreciate Spring, Summer & Autumn more.....

The season ends for us this week as Winter sets in, although some herbs like Chervil,Corianders & Chillies are still doing  well in the tunnel. The tunnels have extended the Basils almost 6 mths - December to early May. Coriander has been available as much as possible & Sawtooth Coriander has grown surprisingly well..

Some herbs are slow growing so won't be available all the time during the season but we always advise when they are. We try to have a good choice or alternatives available. Next season we aim to add different herbs & garlic with more available through Summer /Autumn. All the unique herbs are progressing well, just patience now.

An early start next season with a new tunnel going in, so we are looking forward to Spring and recommencing around October.
During the growing season we are pleased to meet with local chefs and anyone interested in fresh local herbs for restaurants & cafes....By appointment, you are welcome to view & try samples, please email.

Thank you to all the friendly people we have met & who have supported us this season. 

Rob & Fiona