Sunday, October 7, 2018

Tasmania - An island of difference

Preserve the very best of Tasmania by buying local

With my desk overlooking the comings and goings of the big ships, on the Tamar River, that form a part of the 'highway' linking us to the mainland, I often stop what I am doing to wonder if we could have supplied, or produced the goods coming in.

Supporting local businesses keeps money inside the state and has a positive impact on local economies and local jobs.

It also allows Tasmania to maintain that slightly quirky edge, much loved by locals and tourists alike.

Whether you are a local or enjoying your 'Trip of a Lifetime', I urge you to Buy Local whenever possible.

Choose the local bakery, cafe, or shop over the nationals and to get you started on other possibilities, I have listed a few options below.

As no-one has yet offered me enough money to consider Cash For Comment pieces in this blog, you can be assured that nothing below represents a paid advert.

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Valhalla - Pure Tasmanian pleasure


Valhalla have been manufacturing quality ice cream in Tasmania for over 20 years useing fresh pure Tasmanian cream and source our flavours and fruit from local suppliers wherever possible.

Valhalla Ice Cream is available in 40 flavours and there are 100’s of retailers throughout Tasmania who stock the scoop serve and take home packs so you can enjoy Valhalla no matter where you live.


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Visit the Tasmanian Wine Trails



Each trail offers a diverse and sophisticated range of wine styles which are available from an equally diverse array of cellar doors – from ultra modern restaurants to quaint cottages to heritage stables and converted backyard sheds. 

Sample our naturally elegant cool climate wines including pinot noir, riesling, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, pinot gris, gewurztraminer and sparkling wines.

 Each trail offers a diverse and sophisticated range of wine styles which are available from an equally diverse array of cellar doors – from ultra modern restaurants to quaint cottages to heritage stables and converted backyard sheds. 

Sample our naturally elegant cool climate wines including pinot noir, riesling, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, pinot gris, gewurztraminer and sparkling wines.

All four wine trails are located close to major cities and towns, as well as some of Tasmania’s award winning attractions.

You can tour the Tasmanian Wine Trail easily by car or on a guided tour, with a number of local tour companies offering half or full-day visits.  


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Tasmanian Whisky Trail


MADE WITH LOVE & PASSION

Explore Tasmania’s whiskies, and meet the passionate people behind them because it's the people that make Tasmanian whisky special.

Discover these characters and the stories, the love and the passion that goes into crafting every bottle of Tasmanian whisky.

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IGA Tasmania


Buying local is the best way for Tasmanian residents and tourists to ensure they have the freshest, tastiest food and the finest beverages on their tables at every meal, while supporting the Tasmanian community as a whole.

Tasmania's IGA stores are independently owned and operated by local Tasmanians.

Tasmanian Independent Retailers represents Tasmania's independent retailers trading independently or as an IGA branded outlet and aims to assist our members to compete effectively in the Tasmanian retail market and help them support the local communtiy that they serve.

Look in IGA stores for the Taste Tasmania logo to identify locally produced and manufactured items. 

Enjoy what Tasmania has to offer by choosing Tasmanian at a local IGA supermarket.


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Making it Betta in Tasmania


Better State Deserves Betta Milk

In 1956 a group of dairy farmers from the wild and windswept northwest of Tasmania gathered to talk business.

Hard working, generational men of the land, they wanted greater control over the pricing and distribution of their high-quality product, so after several days of robust deliberations, the Betta Milk Cooperative was born.

Today, the company remains in the hands of those same farming families and despite being exposed to the volatile peaks and troughs of an unpredictable primary industry for over 60 years, they have flourished.

Every year they purchase and process over 12 million litres of liquid milk from Tasmanian dairy farms, with every drop destined for prompt distribution throughout the state.

They employ over 70 people in Tasmania and indirectly employ a further 12 people as private vendors to deliver our quality daily milk


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Allgoods - A Proud Tasmanian Business

Allgoods - The Big Outdoor Store stocking a huge range of camping gear and outdoor equipment, as well as casual and hiking clothes

The first of the three Allgoods stores was opened in Launceston, Tasmania in 1946.

Allgoods are proud of the variety and quality of their merchandise that includes:
Outdoor, camping,  Footwear and Clothing.



These are just a few of the many Tasmanian products and enterprises available from a vast range of goods fresh, exciting and unique to Tassie.

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