GROWERS OF PREMIUM EUROPEAN WHITE ASPARAGUS
IN TASMANIA'S FERTILE SOIL
THE QUIET PURSUIT OF THE EXTRAORDINARY
It has been said that being Tasmanian is ‘the quiet pursuit of the extraordinary’. The extraordinary is what Richard and Belinda Weston are committed to, who, alongside their partners Tom Barham and Jenna Howlett, formed ‘Tasmanian White Asparagus’; the first farm to grow and harvest the premium variety of European White Asparagus in Brighton, Tasmania.
Informed by European farming practices of the white asparagus variety, Tasmanian White Asparagus has been driven by their extensive R&D to pioneer the new industry in Australia. As a counter to the seasonal product in the northern hemisphere, the European white asparagus variety will be available in the Australian spring for September – October.
GROWN IN THE FERTILE SOILS OF BRIGHTON, 35KMS NORTH OF HOBART – A UNIQUE MICROCLIMATE PERFECT FOR WHITE ASPARAGUS
OVER 10 YEARS IN THE MAKING
The journey of the partners has been over a decade since their conversations with local chefs who were looking for access to the premium produce they were introduced to in their training in Europe. Since these early conversations, Weston Farm (Richard and Belinda’s farm) were already growing and selling a variety of fruit and vegetables and knew that with the right knowledge, they could pioneer and lead the development of the industry in the southern hemisphere.
Tasmanian White Asparagus has been championing sustainability in all of their practices, and are choosing a lighter harvest to protect the longevity of the asparagus crowns and to ensure a developed commercial crop will go from strength to strength.
Championing Tasmanian Produce
Tasmania has built the reputation to be the island state that produces the highest quality food grown in rich soils and clean air. Tasmanian White Asparagus strengthens that reputation and offers a premium vegetable to restaurants that celebrate and champion the provenance of Tasmanian and Australian produce.
Winners of the 2023 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Award - Unearthed Producer
Tasmanian White Asparagus has won the 2023 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Award for Unearthed Producer. These awards celebrate Australia's best produce, and this year applaud the hard work, dedication, and commitment to sustainability of our land’s most impressive farmers, fishers, growers and makers.
See the full list of winners here.