Switch Tasmania and Hill Street Grocer will team up to celebrate and showcase local producers at a street party in Latrobe in November. The event was the idea of Switch Tasmania client and Hill Street Grocer supplier, Malcolm Ryan. Mr Ryan is working with Hill Street Grocer’s Steve Longmore and CCI’s Daryl Connelly to help organise the event.

Mr Ryan said that Switch Tasmania and Hill Street Grocer both played a key role in the early success of his new business, Rhuby Delights. “Steve and Daryl have both helped with Rhuby Delights’ early success, and they are passionate about supporting north-west food producers” Mr Ryan said. “I thought that an event like this could help celebrate, showcase and support more local food producers, and I knew that Steve and Daryl would get on board”.

Members of the public will be able to meet local producers while enjoying gourmet food and entertainment. It’s a free, public event with hot food available for a gold coin donation.

“We want this to be a family event” said Mr Longmore. “It will be close to Christmas time, and who knows, perhaps Santa Claus may even make an appearance”.


Where: Hill Street Grocer courtyard, Gilbert Street, Latrobe

When: 5.00pm-9.00pm, Friday 20th of November

What: Produce sales and samples, live music, gourmet food and celebrity chef, Ben Milbourne