Tasmania's Specialty Produce


A patchwork of green pastures and rich red soils, Tasmania has become famous for its ideal growing conditions with high rainfall, few pests & diseases, and the cleanest air in the world! Tasmania’s growing conditions were described as ‘beyond organic’ by culinary leader Tetsuya Wakuda and it’s no surprise that our state has become a wonderland of inspiration for our local chefs and producers, who are spoilt with these fresh ingredients.

Take your taste buds on an adventure of their own and discover some of the fantastic specialty produce in North West Tasmania. Whether it’s fresh Tasmanian salmon, local cheeses, native berries, fresh oysters, our famous Wagyu Beef or our ideal growing conditions for intensely flavoured and aromatic wines; there are culinary surprises right throughout North West Tasmania.

Our high rainfall provides us with intensely green pastures for feeding livestock, giving our farmers the opportunity to produce high quality meat products in some of the world's cleanest environments. Just on our back doorstep in North West Tasmania is internationally sought after Cape Grim Beef which is grown on superior pastures and breathes the world's cleanest air.

Known for our cool climate and pristine environment, we have some of the best growing conditions for intensely flavoured and aromatic wines, in particular Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Tasmanian wines are gaining recognition both nationally and internationally.

The Tasmanian clean air, fertile soil, and reliable rainfall have given us perfect conditions for outstanding fruit and vegetable farming. Everyday, Australians all over the country consume our peas, beans, carrots, potatoes and many other vegetables grown in our healthy soils. Our makers, producers and chefs get first pick of the freshest and best produce before we share it with the rest of the nation. For a real farm to fork experience, CharlotteJack will have your mouth watering. Their produce is sourced within a 100km radius of the restaurant, and its chef, Ben Milbourne has designed a menu to celebrate the best our region has to offer.

The rich, red clay soils of Northern Tasmania, provide ideal growing conditions for a range of potato varieties allowing The Tasmanian Chip Co to make their unique chips from the best potatoes possible. These aren’t just some everyday chips, we’ve tried them ourselves! These are freshly hand cut, triple cooked chips matched with a range of Tasmanian sea salts, sauces and sides.

Tasmania has become a new global leader in distilling innovation with world wide recognition. Southern Wild Distillery is a leading innovator creating internationally acclaimed Tasmanian gin. Distiller, George Burgess, captures the essence of Tasmania in a range of gins that are a must to savour at his Devonport based distillery.

With paddocks full of lush green grass, our dairy farmers can feed their cattle without the need of grain. Because of this, our dairy products are known to be some of the richest in the world, with the creamiest milk, butter and cream. Other makers take advantage of our incredible dairy, so expect to be tasting award winning cheeses, creamy fudge and delectable chocolate as you make your way through North West Tasmania. You may even have a chance to see some of these in the making at Ashgrove Cheese or House of Anvers.

Not only can you taste the flavours of Tasmania in our dishes, but you will be spoilt with makers and producers who create their own unique foods and drinks in Tasmania. Every week at the Providore Place Sunday Markets you can enjoy a taste of our region in the one place where we feature our favourite makers, producers and artisans from around our region. Each stall holder has a unique twist on flavours that not only taste good but tell a story too! Keep up to date with this week’s stallholders here.

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Providore Place is a meeting place; where the city connects with the farms and people can come to enjoy the best that Tasmania’s NW Coast has to offer.                                                  

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