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Gourmet Farmer   

Series 1: 10x30 | HD | 2009
Series 2: 10x30 | HD | 2011
Series 3: 10x30 | HD | 2012
Series 4: 10x30 | HD | 2017
Series 5: 10x30 | HD | 2018
Production Company
Essential Media
Primary Broadcaster
SBS Australia

Farmer and chef Matthew Evans realised a long held dream when he built his farm to table restaurant on his 70 acre Fat Pig Farm, but the quality of his food is only as good as his farm soil, so Matthew has taken up the challenge of improving the health of his farm’s soil, naturally. Over the course of a year and four seasons, we follow Matthew as he designs and refines a long-term regenerative agriculture plan to maximise the land he can sustainably farm, by controlling the damaging effects rain water runoff through landscaped terracing , developing ingenious new ways to replenish his soil with natural fertilisers and native plants and he even manages to tackle his farms runaway infestation of noxious Blackberry weeds without using a single chemical herbicide. Matthew Evans is literally starting from the ground up to transform his food and his farm, leaving it more productive and healthier for future generations come. From foodie to farmer, to chef to rehabilitator of the land. It’s one man versus nature, how hard can it be? 

Series 5 - Episode 8: Little Wonders

With Spring in full swing and bugs in abundance Matthew invites an insect scientist to survey the health and wealth of the farm’s insect population. He learns just how important insects are to the ecosystem and health of his farm, how to cook and eat one of Australia’s most common garden pests, and what a huge impact insects have on feeding the entire planet.

Series 5 - Episode 6: Living The Dream

If there is an art to outdoor cooking than why not have a barbecue that’s a work of art. Matthew realises a long held day dream when he installs an incredible outdoor fire pit built by one of Tassie’s most talented blacksmiths, and with his farm work done Matthew finally catches something from the ocean worth bragging about.

Series 5 - Episode 2: Fermented Flavours

Its Autumn on Fat Pig Farm and Matthew considers buying some goats to tackle the farms blackberry problem. And with the garden overflowing with veggies, Sadie trades some tomatoes for fermented miso paste which Matthew experiments with in the kitchen.