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, December 2, 2010

Summer... oodles of Basil ,Tomatoes & Garlic on the way.....

Basil Sweet Genovese
Heirloom Tomato
Rouge de Marmande

After a cool & not overly sunny Spring, averaging about 16 degrees in November some herbs are slow, mainly parsley. But with the temperature rising & good rain, zoom zoom.......the basils are off to a good start, some are ready to cut. We have chosen Sweet Genovese, Thai  Siam Queen & East Indian Clove, great aromas & good varieties.

The heirloom tomato plants have large sized fruit on the vines already, so hope to start picking mid Summer or earlier. Some Spring purple garlic was lifted last week. The shed already has a  garlic aroma as it dries. Everything else is growing well - Mints , Thymes , Sage, French Tarragon  &  Rosemary with some being cut back for fresh regrowth.  

Unique aromatics we have in small amounts are doing well too. Horseradish, Cardamom, Sawtooth Coriander, Kaffir Lime & Curry Leaves, still being patient.......
English Lavender will flower well late December after some were ravaged by a rogue rascally rabbit  (Rob would like to be Elmer Fudd). Late February on it will be chilli fest..

A quick  trip to Hobart again to a  growers / producers market we found by accident.
Tasfarm Gate held every Sunday (link top right of page). A small excellent market.
After a preview of stalls before trading .....the bell rang @ 9AM !.....stampede.... couldn't wait to get to each stall like all the other keen customers. The stalls  had brilliant presentation, a great variety, the freshest you could get. The friendly producers were all very passionate about their niche products.

The facilitator & stall holders are to be congratulated. Would be great to see this type of market state wide in each region.  Needless to say we came home with esky full again plus some plants as usual...Well worth the trip to Hobart to see this market alone (plus some girl shopping & the hardwares for the boys of course).