Matthew’s Puggle Farm is under shade and too wet for most of the year, which has hindered his farming aspirations. The experience has confirmed that he does want to pursue this farming life more seriously. Now Matthew wants to upscale.
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1 Jan 2015 - 12:07 PM  UPDATED 10 Feb 2015 - 2:46 PM

Matthew has bought a new farm, 70 acres, a 10-minute drive from Puggle Farm. There’s a lot of work to be done: roads to build, fences to repair, and a polytunnel and smoker to build. All of this forms part of Matthew’s grand dream to produce and direct-sell his own and local produce. His philosophy is “grow it, kill it, make it… and if you don’t do this, you need to know where it comes from.” Then there’s Matthew and Nick’s new shop venture, A Common Ground, in Hobart. They only stock local produce, but supply is inconsistent. Matthew would love to stock the shelves year-round with produce from his new farm, but that’s not going to happen overnight. In the meantime, he needs some fresh ideas.

 

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