Farmgate Festival Hub
2021 Farmgate Festival Hub – Muddy Creek Apples
Muddy Creek Apples is a historic apple and pear orchard just outside Legana, now owned and run by Kym Shilton and Peter Farquhar, assisted by their three boys. It is a perfect 130-acre property is bordered by Muddy Creek with views out to the Tamar River. It features heirloom apple varieties like Gravenstein, crofton, cox’s orange pippin, red delicious, fuji and lady in the snow along with six types of pear, including the original winter cole trees planted in 1915. Peter and Kym sell all their fruit direct from the apple shed on weekends from February to July, and supply the IGA in Exeter, and speciality produce store Alps&Amici in East Launceston.
Before you start your self-drive Farmgate farm tour, pop into the Festival Hub at Muddy Creek Apples, show your Trybooking ticket (either a print out or on your smart phone), and receive your Farmgate Festival wristband. All guests must wear their wristband to be granted entry into the Farmgate Farms.
If you plan to head straight to a farm, bypassing the Festival Hub, don’t worry, each farm will have a supply of wristbands. Just follow the procedure outlined above.
Picnic Hamper Collection
If you have nominated to collect your per-ordered picnic hamper from the Festival Hub, just show your Trybooking ticket (either a print out or on your smart phone) to our friendly volunteers and they will fetch it for you. All picnic hampers must be per-ordered and will only be provided on the presentation of a ticket.
Festival Hub Stalls
Not all of our producers have farms that are suitable to welcome visitors, so this year Farmgate Festival has invited other Tamar Valley producers to showcase their produce at the Festival Hub. Once you have collected your wristband, picnic hamper and map, wander over and say hi, and purchase some exquisite products from A Pinch of Tasmania, Franks Car, Tasmanian Produce Collective, Taste of Tam O’Shanter, Upcycle Darl and West Tamar Fungi.
When Visiting Farms
Each of the venues is a working farm and we ask that you respect our property with a few simple rules.
Children are welcome at Farmgate Festival but we ask that they be supervised by an adult at all time. We regret that no dogs are allowed on the farms, as we all have livestock and crops.
We appreciate your help in keeping gates closed, and please take care around electric fences – marked with signs. The ground on our working farms may be uneven, or muddy – sturdy shoes are a good idea.
And finally, each of our farmers is taking part in Farmgate Festival and giving their time freely. We thank you for behaving with courtesy and respect towards them.