Gourmet Farmer

November 2019

S2 Ep1

3.8 39 x
Leading food critic Matthew Evans swapped city life for small farm living in Tasmania. Matthew now has his own young family, and it's time to get serious with a family to feed and a pig business to grow. To do this, he needs to build infrastructure on the farm for extra pigs, and find new ways to sell his increasing supply...

S2 Ep2

3.0 5 x
While on the North West coast of Tasmania, herding cattle across the ocean at low tide to Robbins Island, Matthew has a new business idea. The Wagyu beef that he samples here - at Hammond farm, is the best he’s ever eaten. Sadly, only foreigners get to taste it. With friends Nick and Ross, Matthew brainstorms an idea for L...

S2 Ep3

3.0 11 x
In this episode Matthew starts to get hard core with his locavore philosophy when he decides to learn how to make his own brew. Unfortunately, his lesson is interrupted when he finds out his beloved cow Daisy has fallen ill after giving birth to a calf. After a rough patch, Matthew picks himself up and goes out in search o...

S2 Ep4

3.0 14 x
This week, Matthew reckons he's earned a break from the farm and heads off on a kayaking adventure with Ross. They’re resolute in insisting on packing nothing but two minute noodles, as the Picton River is sure to supply a bounty of fish. Alas, they prove to be less than naturals on the water, and the fish prove to be tota...

S2 Ep6

3.0 3 x
Matthew and Ross have a stall at a new farmer’s market where stall holders can only sell what they grow or source from providores. They see this as an opportunity to expand and try out a few new products. First is B’stilla, a Moroccan pigeon pie that they source from Phil Newton. Next, they go hunting for wallaby and rabbi...

S3 Ep10

4.0 4 x
It’s been a year since Matthew expanded his business and bought the new farm and it’s been a steep learning curve for both him and Sadie. Their passion to have visitors to Fat Pig Farm to share and experience their lifestyle, and taste products made from the farm, has led them to set a date for their very first open day an...

S3 Ep2

4.0 6 x
It’s been a year of experimentation and Matthew Evans has kept chooks for eggs, but now he’d like to get heritage chickens for their meat. He is interested in the differences between heritage chickens and free-range chickens purchased from the supermarket and so he sets out to compare their size, colour and especially tast...

S3 Ep3

3.0 3 x
Matthew Evans has been planning to build a commercial kitchen but the cost is prohibitive. His friend Ross tells him about a caravan fitted out with a commercial kitchen that is for sale on Bruny Island. The mobile kitchen would also be great for Matthew’s other venture; making and selling foods in markets and festivals ar...

S3 Ep4

3.0 1 x
Inspired by his recent trip to France, Matthew Evans decides to add a couple of geese to his menagerie. While picking the geese up from a local farmer, he is distracted by a home-built cold smoker. One of Matthew’s visions for the new farm is to experiment with various food processes, and now, inspired by the cold smoker, ...

S3 Ep5

3.0 5 x
Matthew and Nick’s new shop venture, A Common Ground, provides many challenges; meeting demand with a variable supply of seasonal local produce, maintaining commitment to ethically grown and prepared food whilst managing the bottom line. The shop is not in the ideal location and a couple of new ideas are needed to increase...