Hello! Welcome to Mount Gnomon Farm. I’m Guy the proud owner and custodian of this beautiful piece of land just 10 minutes drive out of Penguin. I’m a fifth generation Tasmanian farmer who is not only proud to be Tasmanian but fortunate enough to own and share my beautiful farm happy free range pigs, cows, sheep, chickens and a host of international and local visitors and guests.
We have our own on-farm restaurant, farm butchery, 1000 tree cider orchard and beautiful French styled gardens. We’re in the process of completing a beautiful 250 seat capacity barn for functions and events which will have a built in bar. We will launch it when the current virus pandemic is over! It was scheduled to be launched on the 29th of March.
Due to Corona virus the farm and restaurant is currently closed to the public and we’ve stopped attending farmers markets and festivals. Instead we’ve commenced doing home deliveries of meat and vegetables boxes and other delicious produce from north west artisans. It’s the best way to support the farm until the current crisis blows over.
In 2009 with close friend Eliza Wood, we purchased 37 hectares of beautiful red dirt behind the seaside village of Penguin in north-west Tasmania, with the dream to create a free range pig farm that showcased both happy free range pigs and how delicious free range pork actually is. It was just going to be a hobby farm, but somehow over the last 10 years it has developed into a really beautiful and diverse space. While the farm earnt its name on its ethical free range farming practices, rare breeds of animals and delicious homemade pork products it has evolved into something much bigger and diverse. The combination of mountain and sea views, extensive french gardens, beautiful wooden buildings and established cider orchard has allowed us to develop one of the most beautiful venues in Australia.
We like to think of the place as a cross between the Garden of Eden, River Cottage combined with a range of animals from Noah’s Ark.
Until recently our pork products could be found on the menu of some of Australia’s and Tassie’s best restaurants. While we also attended farmers markets across Tasmania selling our fresh pork, beef, lamb and hand-crafted small-goods. If you’ve been to a food, art, or music festival you’ve probably sampled or seen us serving flavoursome, meaty dishes.
While attending festivals and markets across Tasmania is something we have loved the ultimate aim was always to develop a venue to share with people. We’ve always felt that the mountain and sea views are too great for the pigs to have to themselves. Hence we’ve began hosting weddings, ran pop-up restaurant functions, are finishing a beautiful 250 seated capacity barn and will soon have farm stay options.
We hope you really enjoy your Mount Gnomon Farm experience – whether it’s eating our food in the comfort of your home, at a restaurant or festival, or spending time at the farm.