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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Sunday, May 15, 2011


With temps from 2 - 12 dc here & wind chill off the snow @ Cradle the last week or so, brings an abrupt earlier end to the season for us as everything shuts down.

Every year is different, sometimes the Spring comes early & Summer goes later & Autumn can be really warm, but not this year. I had an inkling with such a cool Summer it would be like this. However, some herbs as usual in small amounts are still ok  - parsley's, bronze fennel, garlic chives, Vietnamese mint also colourful ripe chillies in the tunnel, garlic & odds & ends.

We just sampled our first curry leaves & the trees are starting to get to a decent size about 2m, so hopefully with a warm Summer they will do well next season.

It's always a pleasure to meet & chat herbs with people who like same, fresh local produce & food in general, you meet so many friendly people. Thank you to all who have supported us this season.

If you are passing through Deloraine, drop into a newly opened shop - Herbs de Loraine , The Essence of Life @ The Craft Centre, 59 - 61 Emu Bay Road TAS 7304.They have a lovely dried herb blend, it  goes magnificently with chicken & we have saved some for our lamb that we are looking forward to very soon..

We are off to Hobart again in a few weeks to do the markets - especially Tas Farm Gate Melville St. Also to bring back some seafood & go to the Tread Lightly Festival on Sunday June 5,  in the Hobart Royal Botanical Gardens. Always an opportunity to sneak more edible plants, seeds & tubers back into the ute . A good addiction... really, a great day also.

Next season we hope to add a few different herbs as we try to have other choices if something is not quite ready or unavailable. So with a start about late October there is still plenty of weeding & mulching to do over Winter. Looking forward to Spring....

Rob & Fiona.