NADINE and Clive Verboon’s stall is a popular destination for flavour hunters at farmers’ markets around the region and beyond.
It’s only a short trip to the Coal Creek Farmers’ market for them from their farm at Wattlebank where their happy pigs, cows, steers and sheep graze freely.
Clive is a third generation dairy farmer and has a wealth of knowledge that both he and Nadine are enjoying passing on to their four children. “Teaching them the value of home-grown food and sustainable agriculture techniques as they work alongside us is important and fun,” Nadine said, like looking after the pigs, although they do most of the ‘pig work’ themselves.
Their pigs are raised in an outdoor system as nature intended and are allowed to grow at their own speed. This free-range approach gives their pork a distinct and delicious flavour you won’t get from factory farmed animals.
And there are lots of different ways to get Wattlebank Park Farm pork on your fork.
It’s available fresh and in their traditionally smoked smallgoods range famous for their rich smoky flavour.
They make the perfect partner for serving with cheeses or adding to your dishes for a scrumptious smoky kick.
Make sure you drop by and visit Nadine at the Coal Creek Farmers’ Market this Saturday where she’ll be demonstrating the versatility of cooking with smallgoods, including her smoky bacon.
And if the weather is fine, she’ll bring along some sweet little piglets, for patting, not chewing.
There’ll be loads of other things to do, see, try and buy.
Your local producers will be out in force with fabulous fare from their farms and kitchens.
Musician Norman Cottrell will be adding to the atmosphere, Korumburra Secondary College will be conducting a fundraising raffle and SalvoCare foster care will be there to chat to you if you’d like to be involved in their program.
The market kicks off at 8am and goes until 12.30pm under the gum trees on Silkstone Road, Korumburra in the Coal Creek car park.
Bring your appetite, bags and the family for a tasty start to the weekend.