Matthew sets up his partnership as an artisan producer at Salamanca Market and learns some valuable lessons: long hours, hard physical work and low-profit margins.
24 Dec 2014 - 5:57 PM  UPDATED 9 Feb 2015 - 5:19 PM

It’s raining apples in Tasmania, and Matthew’s ready to make full use of the abundant harvest. He learns how to make cider and cooks an apple and blackberry shortcake for his visiting mum. All very well, but Matthew sorely needs to find a way of earning a living. With his partner Ross, he prepares a range of pork products to sell at an artisan food stall at Hobart’s premium marketplace, Salamanca Market. It’s a total sell-out, but at number-crunching time they discover they’ve made a meagre profit of $2.20 per hour!



Apple and blackberry shortcake