The River’s Table - Summer Event at Twelve Trees Farm, Petcheys Bay  Photographs by Jonathan Wherrett, words by Jacinta Carmichael-Parissi

On a beautiful sunny Sunday this December, we gathered again at Petcheys Bay to feast on local seasonal produce on the banks of the Huon River. The music was made by Tilley, her lovely voice accompanied by guitar and ukulele which added a sweetness to the day that turned out so well. Our guests enjoyed wandering around the farm and a tour given by Kris, Jilly and young Georgia - visiting the miking goats and learning about the mixed farm’s organic methods of production. 

We ate a light summery banquet with Dover Bay Mussels, local pink eyes, foraged samphire and a dish of quinoa, braised goat & black garlic along with grilled whole broadbeans, artichokes & Tongola Capris goat’s cheese. Asher has been making some amazing sourdough using seawater, potato & Tasmanian rye flour to eat with our handmade cultured butter. Dessert was a delicious grilled peach, berry, rosehip blossom creme & rye brioche with the very first of the season’s fresh fruits! 

Our next event will be another Summer day, late February, held aboard the Yukon sailing ship. We had the pleasure of having our launch party on this stunning wooden boat, and are very excited to be able to share the experience with you this time. Details to come soon. 

Happy Summer Time to you all, wishing you a wonderful and delicious year ahead!