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ASHBOLT Media Articles and Awards.

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Vogue Gold Medal Winner 2009Vogue Gold Medal Award

The winners of the 2009 Vogue Entertaining + Travel Produce Awards were announced tonight at a star-studded event held at Justin North's renowned restaurant, Etch. The Vogue Entertaining + Travel Produce Awards celebrate and uncover the best of Australia's producers and suppliers, in categories including 'from the paddock', 'from the dairy', 'from the earth', and 'from the sea'.

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Ashbolt featured in the Tasmanian Enterprise MagazineTasmania Enterprise Magazine

The Ashbolts have farmed in the Derwent Valley for nearly three decades, seeing radical changes in both the climate and farm economics. They were traditional farmers growing vegetables for the fresh market and potatoes and poppies for processing companies on limited areas of land.

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Ashbolt featured online Yahoo 7 Womens Health article on fighting flu with Elderberries

Womens Health - Fighting Flu with Elderberries

"Elderberry extract has been proven to fight the flu. A Norwegian study found that patients who took elderberry recovered from the flu four days faster than those in the control group. Symptoms were also less severe, with no major side effects.

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Ashbolt featured in the US Travel and Leisure magazine

The US Travel and Leisure

"Corporate farming was taking over Australia," says Annie. She and Robert were determined to stem the industrial tide and return the farm to its small-scale roots, planting groves of olive and elder-flower trees. They now produce a beautiful olive oil, fruity and raw with notes of mown grass and apple. It is widely regarded as one of Australia's best.

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Providore Island

Annie Ashbolt thinks island people are innovative and entrepreneurial out of necessity. She is certainly a good example. Tired of accepting the low prices offered by supermarkets and processors, Annie and Bob Ashbolt decided to do some value adding on their 400 hectare Derwent Valley farm. "We wanted to have control in how we operated the farm and we wanted to conserve our soils and not use toxic sprays, so we decided on tree crops," says Annie.

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Australian & New Zealand Olivegrower and Processor

Tasmania's olive industry may be small compared with other states but its olivegrowers more than match the mainland for passion. Anne Ashbolt is one such local olive identity and in this article she outlines some marketing principles which have made her oils popular at the top end of the boutique and tourist trade at Hobart's Salamanca market every Saturday morning.

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