About

Cross Pollinate is an annual event which gathers together food growers, producers and customers, industry, hospitality, education, government and not-for-profit representatives, and foodies to share Tasmanian food and food stories and ideas.

Our theme for the event this year is "Seed to Success".

This is all about the journey of an idea, from the initial concept to commercialisation and beyond; to whatever success looks like for that individual. Sprout is getting back to our grass roots and focusing on providing real, tangible support to small producers across the state. We are keen to provide hands on, relevant tools for producers at the conference this year, so they can use their new skills the very next day on their farms. 

Join us on 6th November!

Being hosted by the incredible team at Willie Smith's Apple Shed, attendees will enjoy a farm tour of the Willie Smith apple orchard, discussions with four incredibly diverse panel members and hands-on workshops with options in soil health, organic conversion, business planning and packaging/labeling. Check out our agenda here.  The day will conclude with network drinks out on the grass with fire pits at the Willie Smith Apple Shed, where we will kick on for our well known Long Table Dinner, show casing sensational local produce, prepared by incredible chefs.

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Cross Pollinate is managed by Sprout Tasmania, and our team of brilliant volunteers has been working very hard behind the scenes, sourcing produce, creating logos, helping with media, working on conference bags and much  much more.  Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the CP team this year!!  We couldn't do it with out you.

Interested in being a sponsor? Head to our Sponsor page to see more information about the packages that are available.

Interested in volunteering? We love seeing new faces and always need help with planning or at the event, please contact Jennifer Robinson on the above details. We would love to hear from you.