Fish Farm flexes its mussels

Julia and Giles Fisher were thrilled to recently be awarded the national “From the Sea” category in the Harvey Norman Delicious awards for their fresh mussels grown at Coles Bay.

Freycinet Marine Farm is now Tasmania’s only commercial mussel grower.

These delicious, juicy and fresh mussels are the basis for their range of four pickled mussel products, and an upcoming range of gourmet mussel-based soup mixes, under the “Fishers of Freycinet” brand.

The development of these products has been the basis for their involvement in Seedlab Tasmania, as they are eminently exportable because of their flavour profile, and long shelf-life.

A major step towards export success for any business is scale-up.

Julia said the new commercial kitchen space will enable them to scale up and streamline processes to allow their products to enter new and larger markets.

Freycinet Marine Farm has recently de-commissioned a kitchen container from the Devil’s Corner and moved it back to home base at Coles Bay.

This week the car park was dug up to connect plumbing to the fully kitted out commercial kitchen.

Having the kitchen on-site will mean Julia can pickle mussels all day every day, as well as pack the soup mix products, instead of working after hours using the kitchen at the Freycinet Farm Café.

Fishers of Freycinet award-winning Pickled Mussels can be found at several Hill Street Grocers, the Tassal salmon shop in Hobart, Kyeema Seafoods in Launceston, and The Fish Shoppe in Melbourne, as well as both Freycinet Marine Farm shops: Coles Bay and Devil’s Corner.

Julia will be speaking about value-adding at our upcoming Workshop in Launceston on Friday November 26: “Developing food and beverage opportunities through value-adding”.

Tickets $50 + GST per ticket to cover catering.

Here is the link to register: https:// valueaddingfoodanddrinktasmania.

One thought on “Fish Farm flexes its mussels

  1. I’m a big fan of Freycinet Marine Farm, but am flabergasted by the statement in this story that it is now Tassie’s only commercial mussel grower. I t thought there used to be a few.
    If it’s true then I’d love to see a story in Tas Country as to how we got to this.

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