Find out where to get quinoa, Wagyu cattle and fresh wasabi, plus any other produce or food products seen on the show.
26 Aug 2011 - 3:53 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

Kindred Organics

Lauran and Henriette Damen
(03) 6429 3202
Kindred, Tas

Lauran and Henriette Damen are the first farmers in Australia to successfully grow the South American "superfood" quinoa, and they're doing it organically. This will be their third crop and the Damens are marketing and packaging their crop themselves.

Enquiries by email or telephone.

Hammond Farms Wagyu Cattle

John Hammond
PO Box 339 Smithton, Tas 7330

Hammond Farms Wagyu Cattle is a family business in north-west Tasmania that, since 1992, has focused on breeding full-blood Japanese Wagyu cattle. Properties on Robbins Island, Walkers Island and at Montagu provide about 11,000 hectares of well-watered pasture. The herd includes 1,200 Wagyu cows and is steadily building. The company won the Best of the Best Beef award at the Paddock to Palate National Grand Final in Brisbane in 2001.

Shima Wasabi

Melina Parker or Stephen Welsh
(03) 6398 1633
0417 519 093
Shima Wasabi Ptty Ltd, c/o Post Office, Don, Tas 7310

Fresh, authentic wasabi has become a huge hit in the Australian gourmet food scene over the past couple of years, and is now used by leading restaurants in a dazzling array of dishes all over the country. Shima Wasabi is the largest grower and year-round supplier of fresh and value-added wasabi products to the Australian restaurant and food service industry. It also offers a range of tantalising wasabi products to home consumers.

Milton Farm

Melina Parker
0417 519 093   
Milton farm, c/o Post Office, Don, Tas 7310

For over a century and a half the Parker family has been running Milton Farm in Don, in the northwest of Tasmania. During this time, it has built a solid reputation because of its commitment to quality, investment in the land, and the ability to innovate and develop. Milton Farm is a provider of premium vegetables to the fresh market. The rich fertile soils off the north-west coast of Tasmania provide the perfect medium for the production of carrots, cabbages, cauliflowers, beans and onions. In addition, Milton Farm has begun growing traditional Japanese wasabi, marketing the stems and leaves through Shima Wasabi and growing saffron exclusively for Tas-Saff.

Enquiries by email or telephone.

Paul Day Potatoes

Paul Day
0407 811 125
South Road, Penguin

Enquiries by telephone.

Mathom Farm Goat Dairy

Peter and Marilyn Brack
(03) 6429 1144
1857 South Riana Road, Gunns Plains, Tas 7315

Mathom Farm is a goat dairy, cheese, yoghurt and goats' milk soap manufacturer, with the addition of being a producer of Capretto, which is suckling goat. The farm is situated on the rich, fertile River Leven in north-west Tasmania, where the temperate climate, abundant water and mineral-rich soils grow some of the finest pasture in Australia. The dairy produces between 170,000 and 200,000 litres of goat milk per year, most of which is used to make Fetta and Chevre cheeses, although goats' milk yoghurt is becoming an important product line. See the website for stockists.

Enquires by email.

Tasmanian Octopus Products

Craig Hardy
(03) 6458 1278
0409 581 278
9-11 Marine Esplanade, Stanley, Tas 7331

The Hardy family has been fishing for Bass Strait octopus for nearly 30 years, catching processing and marketing from their base in Stanley, Tasmania.

Enquires by telephone and email.

Tasmanian Abalone Pty Ltd

Ben Johnson
0419 322 649
0409 000 848
399 Green Hills Rd, Stanley, Tas 7331

Tasmanian Abalone utilises state-of-the-art, land-based growing systems to farm tiger, green lipped and black lipped abalone for the world market.

Enquiries by email or telephone.

Seven Sheds Brewery, Meadery and Hop Garden

Willie Simpson and Catherine Stark
(03) 64961139
0427 879 226
22 Crockers Streets, Railton, Tas 7305

Established in May 2008, Seven Sheds is a combined microbrewery, meadery, hop garden and cellar-door experience. It offers free tastings of beer, cider and mead, plus tours of the hop garden and brewery ($7 per head) five days a week (11am-5pm Wednesday-Sunday inclusive, plus most public holidays). Operated by Australia’s foremost beer writer, Willie Simpson, and partner Catherine Stark, Seven Sheds specialises in small batches of traditional ale brewed in shallow open fermenters, using hops grown on site, and various meads made from local honey.

Enquiries welcome.

Cradle Coast Olives

Carol O'Neil
(03) 6425 3449
0409 658 118
Ark Rest, 574 Castra Road, Abbotsham 7315

Carol and Tony O’Neil have been crafting quality olive oil for over 13 years under their label Cradle Coast Olives in Abbotsham, in the north-west region of Tasmania. They attribute the quality of their product to this crisp, clean region, with its cool climate and rich, red soil.  Each olive oil the O’Neils have produced has won gold medals and they now have five oils in their range, some blended and some varietal, but each with its own unique flavour.

Enquiries by email or telephone or drop into the cellar door.