The Farm Gate Cafe and Providore

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2936 Channel Hwy
Kettering TAS 7155

Phone: 03 6267 4997
Email: thefarmgatecafe@yahoo.com.au

The Farmgate Cafe and Providore in Kettering, is run by owner/chef and rare Wessex Saddleback pig breeder, Lee Christmas.

Lee cures his own scrumptious ham and bacon, and these, along with his sumptuous fresh pork cuts, are on the menu at his Farmgate Café & Providore, in Kettering, from where he also sells his delicious pig produce. He also runs classes in curing meat, making sausage and chorizo, and “Pig Out”s at the café, where suckling pig is the highlight.

“If we don't eat them, there's no reason to farm them, and if there's no reason to farm them, they become extinct,” says Lee, who has two sows and a bore makin' bacon on his Allens Rivulet property, Crofton Lea Farm.

Extinction of the breed would not just be a bad thing for the pigs, but for the world, as their genes would be lost to the planet's farming pool forever.

Lee says that there are less than 100 purebred Wessex Saddlbacks left in the world, most of which are in Australia in nine bloodlines originating from importations from England between 1931 a and from New Zealand between 1963 and 1970.

The Farmgate Cafe and Providore is open Thur to Sunday and for dinner Friday and Saturday

 

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