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Gourmet Farmer Afloat   

Series 1: 6x60/12x30 | HD | 2015
Production Company
Essential Media
Primary Broadcaster
SBS Australia

We’ve watched the bromance between Matthew Evans, Ross O’Meara and Nick Haddow blossom over three seasons on Gourmet Farmer. With their gumboots stuck firmly in the fertile soils of the Apple Isle, everything so far has been smooth sailing. But now, they’re really putting their friendship to the test. In Gourmet Farmer Afloat, Matthew, Ross and Nick swap their wellies for deck shoes and take to the high seas to circumnavigate their island home in a wooden yacht. The boat is stocked with fishing rods, dive gear, barrels of whiskey and history books –all they need to do now is learn to sail!  

Episode 6

After months at sea, the journey is nearly at an end for Matthew, Ross and Nick as they round Australia's most southerly point. At Recherche Bay they discover the remains of a 200-year-old French garden created to supply future expeditions with fresh fruit and vegetables. A final swing around Bruny Island brings them to Hobart, where they boys swap their life jackets for aprons in preparation for a formal dinner with His Excellency, The Governor of Tasmania.

Episode 3

Matthew, Nick and Ross follow the route taken by Englishman Tobias Furneaux as he charted the east coast of Tasmania in 1793, having embarrassingly lost sight of his commanding officer James Cook. Sailing skills are put to the test as Solquest attempts a treacherous bar crossing at St Helens - the same route taken by thousands of Chinese as they flocked here in the 1800s in search of grey gold.

Episode 1

Matthew, Ross and Nick say goodbye to their farm and families and embark on an epic circumnavigation of Tasmania, charting the food and history of the Apple Isle. The only problem? They don't know how to sail.