Early spring is considered the leanest harvest time. You might’ve even heard some people refer to it as the ‘hungry gap’. It’s true that early-mid spring is less abundant for fruits and veggies than other times of the year (autumn being the best) – but can you still find heaps of colourful, seasonal, local food on offer at this time of the year? Heck yes.
I paid a visit to the Farmgate Market in Hobart to see what local goodies are on offer. Here’s what I put in my basket:
Silverbeet (normal and rainbow)
And that’s just the fruit and veg! While I was there I also stocked up on a few loaves of locally fired bread, Tassie made artisan cheese, honey and some nut butters. So, the good news is you don’t have to wait till Summer! Grab a coat (it’s still a bit chilly out there), head down to a market, and fill up a basket till it’s Instagram worthy.
And if my list of goodies wasn’t enough to excite you to step out into the crispy, spring air on a weekend morning – maybe these snaps will do the trick!