Any other bloke would have just cut his losses and started eating pork chops instead. But not Oliver. He bought some pigs, started breeding them, and learned how to make his own smallgoods. That's the type of man he is.
We wanted to avoid the salty, pre-mixed, artificial flavour we believe you get from a supermarket or other commercial sausage. Even butcher's sausages, to us, often just don't cut the mustard - depending on the butcher.
Proof of the pudding is in the eating, of course, and at Harvest Market Launceston on Saturday, we put our sausages to the test. Many people buy our Hot Sausage in a Roll because a sausage is a great snack at any time of the day. But many just walk on by, perhaps because they think, well that's just a sausage.
Comments ranged from the politely surprised to the completely taken aback. "S**t, that's good!" said one man, who perhaps didn't realise that Emily is eleven years old. "Ooh wow, that's a proper sausage," said a woman who bought two hot ones and a couple of packets for later.
We're proud of our sausages. And days like Saturday remind us why.
You can find us at Harvest Market Launceston every fortnight - next date Saturday 28th March.