Latest Updates

Keep up to date with Farmgate Festival’s latest news in 2020!


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What’s on the menu

November 17, 2020
We can't show you a picture of what will be on your plate at the Farmgate Festival dinners. The chefs are, at this moment, sourcing and selecting ingredients and beginning to cook. But we can tempt you with a few details. At Loira Vines' Four Seasons Soiree, you'll be greeted on arrival with sourdough, vine smoked butter and local olive oil. Four courses follow, seasonally themed. There's spring: house made ricotta brioche with slow egg, truffle and apple, and nitro foraged herbs. Summer features cider poached salmon with wasabi creme, asparagus and candied walnuts. Autumn sees you tucking into beef…
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What to expect on the festival weekend

November 17, 2020
Just a few days to go until the festival weekend! We hope you're excited. We hope you've got your tickets too. They're on sale on the festival website, and we encourage you to buy online. At each of our venues, you'll find the owner ready to conduct a short tour. They'll tell you their story, and a bit about what it's like to run a small, agricultural or food based business in the Tamar Valley. At the first venue you visit, you'll need to check in at the welcome stall and produce a print-out of your tickets, or show us…
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Info for buses

September 9, 2020
If you intend arranging for a bus tour to Farmgate Festival, please note that our venues are working farms and vineyards. They may have limited access for large vehicles, and may be on rough ground with unsealed roads or tracks. Please plan your tour carefully and contact our venues direct in advance, for advice on whether their property is suitable, and where parking might be possible. Contact details for all farms can be found under the listings on our Farms page.
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A Four Seasons Soiree

August 10, 2020
The owners of Loira Vines first saw their vineyard as visitors. Holidaying in Tasmania a few years back, they called in for a wine tasting, and liked what they saw so much, they bought the business! That's how former school teacher and publican Mirabai and Adrian Carruthers came to move from regional New South Wales to their own little slice of heaven in the Tamar. They've put their mark on the place, rebuilding the cellar door, and garnering a reputation for generous platters served on the weekend. This year they will host an exclusive dinner on Friday 20thand Saturday 21st…
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Farmgate Festival 2020

August 10, 2020
Farmgate Festival returns for a fourth year in 2020, connecting people with locally produced food. The festival will take place this year on 21st and 22nd November, when a handful of small farm and rural businesses in the West Tamar will open their gates to the public for the weekend. Visitors can visit the farms they’re interested in, for short guided tours hosted by the business owners themselves. The aim of the festival is to educate and inform people on how real food is produced. This year, thirteen businesses will take part. Some have been part of the festival since…
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