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Penguin
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 37
Persons: 6
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 24834
Region: Tasmania

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Last Updated: November 26, 2017

Hello,

Ever wanted to learn how to make sausages?

Experiences the buzz of preparing a burger at a food festival?

Travel around Tasmania selling produce farmers markets?

Hold a new born piglet?

Travel around Tasmania?

Eat amazing Tasmanian produce?

We're after some helpers who want to be part of our fun team. We are currently busy on the farm, and there are plenty of great projects and festivals happening. We're building a cider bar, a raised bed garden and plan to start a barn in the new year.

A bit about us - we're a young team running a free range pig, sheep and cattle farm in a really beautiful part of Tasmania. We work hard and play hard! Eating good food is a big part of what we do-we have restaurant quality food prepared by using fresh produce from the farm and garden and from other artisan producers in Tasmania.

There are many more pictures on our instagram and facebook pages along with blogs made my helpers.

The farm is 9km from the cute seaside village of Penguin in Tassie's north-west, and it's right next to a mountain range that's great for bushwalking and mountain biking. We're just over 1.5 hours away from Cradle Mountain. Technically, if our pigs escaped they could walk all the way to Cradle and only have to cross one road!

We're doing things a bit different to conventional farmers: we keep old-fashioned breeds that are at risk of extinction and we look after the whole process from paddock to plate.

We go to farmers' markets around Tasmania every weekend, and we attend food festivals where we make our famous 'pulled pork tacos' and 'smokey beef and bacon burgers'. So you will get to see Tasmania as you help out.

We've just finished our own butchery and commercial kitchen on the farm. It's a cool place for a cafe, local food dinners, 'live at the sty' music, and farming classes. In late March we organised a music event where 1200 people came to our farm.

We're passionate about the environment, animal welfare, preserving rare breeds of livestock, and teaching people about food production.

The accommodation's good - you have access to a room in the house or the privacy of one of our retro caravans. We eat well and drink well - good wholesome meat from the farm, veggies from the garden and market, and tasty cheeses, cakes, and wines bartered with our friends. We have wi-fi and also enjoy watching movies after dinner to relax.

The work's varied, no day will be the same for you. One day you'll be feeding and helping with the pigs, another you'll be moving cattle, the next you could be packaging meat in the butchery, and then you could be with us at a market or festival cooking up some fantastic food.

We have fun days off together when we go bushwalking to say Cradle Mountain, op-shopping, coffee-drinking, and sometimes we even have a night out playing pool!

We also have a helper car for exploring Tasmania on your days off-if we trust you and your driving skills!

To get to the farm catch the spirit (boat) from Melbourne to Devonport, or fly into Launceston and catch a bus to Penguin.

Some of our helpers have put together videos of their time at the farm, see below.

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