Muddy Creek Apples


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Muddy Creek Apples, the 2021 Farmgate Festival Hub (please head to the Festival Hub Tab in the Menu for more details).

It is a historic apple and pear orchard just outside Legana, 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.

Farmgate thanks Peter and Kym for hosting the Farmgate Festival Hub. Be sure to visit the Farmgate Feasts page for your ticket to the family-friendly bush feast in a barn event on Saturday night November 27. It is going to be heaps of fun.

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Farmgate Festival 2021

Farmgate Festival returns in 2021, connecting people with locally produced food. The festival will take place this year on 27th and 28th November, when a collection of small farm and rural businesses in the Tamar Valley will open their gates to the public for the weekend. Visitors can visit the…

What’s on the menu

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What to expect on the festival weekend

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. Check in at the Farmgate Festival Hub located at Muddy…