Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

Gold sponsors


Port Cygnet Cannery

Port Cygnet Cannery is situated 50 minutes drive south of Hobart in the historic port town of Cygnet, Tasmania. The building was formerly an apple canning factory and is now evolving into a hub of food, beverage and agricultural businesses.  

The restaurant and event space is directly connected with their farm in Gardeners Bay, which provides an incredible array of seasonal food for the kitchen to use, including their meals served in their stunning space as well as preserving, making their own sauces and condiments.

We are thrilled to have their support for our event, as their ethos is directly aligned with ours!  Just like family!

Silver Sponsors


Eat Well Tasmania

Eat Well Tasmania champions and promotes the eating of seasonal Tasmanian food by Tasmanians.

We work with industry to make more seasonal Tasmanian food available to Tasmanian eaters in ways that also support the livelihoods of those who produce this food.

We know that most Tasmanians want to eat more seasonal Tasmanian food and we work closely with industry and government to help make that happen.

Tasmanians are rightly proud of the huge variety of seasonal food produced in Tasmania – food that is available across the year.

Eating seasonally in Tasmania is easy and affordable as well as delicious and nutritious.

Easting seasonally also supports the jobs and livelihoods of Tasmanian food producers and associated industries by improving the reliability of their incomes and markets.

At the moment only 22% of all the food produced in Tasmania is distributed and eaten in Tasmania – and we can do much better than that!

We are thrilled to once again be in partnership with EWT, including Carl, Libby and the Board as our vision and mission are so closely aligned it makes complete sense for us to work collaboratively.

Eat Well Tasmania also provide a ticket bursary for a local Tassie vegetable grower to attend the conference. #WalkingTheWalk



Cradle Coast Authority

This event is supported by the Cradle Coast Authority, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program, Sprout Tasmania and other sponsors.

We are thrilled to have Ali Dugand and Tom O'Malley from the Cradle Coast Authority attending our conference. They have worked with many producers from the NW region of Tassie and have extensive experience in natural resource management.  Be sure to put them on your list of people to seek out if you have questions about NRM and property management planning.


Old Beach Berries

Cathryn and David bought a small farm in November 2019. They grow chemical-free blueberries, cherries, and olives, and have a clutch of free range chickens.

Using organic, sustainable practices is key to their farming approach, building the microbiology and health of the soil and sharing the land with beneficial plants, insects, and animals.

Being part of the 2021 Sprout Small Producers Program has been an incredible opportunity for them to learn, meet other producers and accelerate their farming goals and methodology.

A particular inspiration has been Tony Scherer, with his extraordinary experience and generosity of spirit.



Become a sponsor for 2021

Click here to see our 2021 sponsorship options and get involved with Cross Pollinate.

Or, you can call Jennifer Robinson on 0419 519 296, or email [email protected] 


We would like to formally thank the Tasmanian State Government, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment for their ongoing sponsorship of our organisation and the Sprout Producer Program. We are thrilled to see small producers recognised for their valuable contribution to our economy, tourism industry, food culture and environment!

Many thanks to our friends at Eat Well Tasmania for their generous support once again in 2020. Eat Well Tasmania communicates and encourages healthy eating and promotes opportunities to eat healthy Tasmanian grown, produced and value-added food. Eat Well Tasmanian are strong supporters of the local producers and networks we have in Tasmania, here at Sprout we are grateful for the work they do. Supporting locals to eat local.

Find out more and support their projects at: or follow them on Facebook or Instagram



Thank you!

To all of our supporters of our Cross Pollinate events since 2013. We appreciate your support!

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