Our Mate’s Farm – Introduction
Our Mate’s Farm is a small family-run orchard offering certified organic heritage apples, fresh cold-pressed apple juice and other products including very tasty pork from the farm.
The apple juice can be sourced from the stall at their farm (see below) or from Unpacked in Kingston where they sell the 250ml bottles of a range of juices with each one being labelled with the apple type that was used to make the juice (eg Braeburn, Pink Lady etc).
You can also buy the fruit juice and fresh apples from the stall at their farm, where you can either pay in cash or do a bank transfer – their details are posted on the wall of the stall.
The other products include excellent pork products produced from pigs which are given access to pastures and spend their days searching for food to supplement their diet of apples.
The pastures the pigs have access to have not been sprayed with any systemic products, so the apples and the pigs contain no traces of undesirable chemicals such as glyphosates.
The pork pieces that we have sourced from the Huon Valley Meat Co in Goulburn St have had lots of very good fat, hence adding to the flavour of the meat.
We have been cooking chunks of their pork belly in our long running Chinese Masterstock. When we want to use the meat, we crisp slices of it in a frypan and it is always delicious!
Their fruit and meat are definitely worth seeking out – we always look for Old Mate’s Farm pork on the menu at our favourite pub, namely Tom McHugo’s and one of our favourite restaurants Dier Makr where the pork for some of their dishes is likely to be sourced from there as well.
Venue: Old Mate’s Farm Stall
Street: 291 Arve Road
Town/Suburb: Geeveston, 7116
Phone number: +61 478 061 881
You can read our recipe for Asian Masterstock which we cook with pork belly from Our Mate’s Farm until it is soft and unctuous. We then cut off small pieces and fry them to crisp them up and add them to salads and egg dishes.
You can read more about Our Mate’s Farm on their Web site below: