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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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Spring has sprung.......we still have a chilli hang over..

How fast did Winter finish !
One of the signs Spring's almost here is when the native frogs start to appear in the tunnel.We're busy putting up a new tunnel this month for basil & seeds & seedlings in for an October start.
Rob made his sweet chilli  & tabasco sauces, most have gone now so more to make soon.

This season we have some early  heirloom tomatoes to go in. The seedlings  are already well advanced. Rouge de Marmande & Evergreen, so really looking forward to those.

The last month of Winter we had a bumper crop of  lisbon lemons but we never run out of uses for them. Latest is almond, lemon & mandarin cake & many lemon roasted chickens. Next, preserved lemons & lemon butter.

With an abundant choice of herbs you are always looking for different ideas to try. I know you can't eat soap but after years of  frustration with the choice, expense & unappealing supermarket soaps full of unpronounceable chemicals, I decided to have a go at making some.

Olive Oil Soaps.. Lavender & Oatmeal, Rosemary & Wheat Germ
...mmm..Chilli soap,  I don't think so !

It helped being inspired by some beautiful  handmade soap here  &  in  Hobart.
After googling, reading & following recipe instructions carefully, I came up with the first attempt. Olive Oil, Rosemary & Wheat Germ handmade soap.The first basic batch was ok but could be improved in colour & texture.

After some recipe tweaking, the second & third batches were  100% better. Family are the guinea pigs at the moment. The lather is good & the  wheat germ   exfoliates well. Everyone knows how good olive oil is & the infused rosemary is a scent that men will happily use. They don't smell like flowers, more like a lamb roast. I kept it simple, adding castor oil & jojoba for emollients.

I also made a Olive Oil, Lavender & Oatmeal batch for my daughter, she was pleased with her soft skin. I have used rosemary infused rinse for conditioning my hair in the past & like the soap it comes up squeaky clean with a subtle scent. The rustic look of the bars of soap I like and they are  a natural attractive colour. I am pleased with the  result & will never go back to  using supermarket soap again..