Marlborough’s Green-shelled Seafood
Fresh from his discoveries at the Stoneleigh vineyard, we join celebrity chef Mark McEwan as he reaches the banks of the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. Here, he meets Simon Pooley, a green-lipped mussel farmer who grew up on the Marlborough Sounds. Simon tells Mark of the many happy weekends he spent as a schoolboy on the water, learning the craft of mussel farming from his father, Rob. Thirty years later, and it is Simon’s turn to take the captain’s reins, injecting that same determined spirit that saw his father’s family business grow. Now, raising his own family in the very house he grew up in, Simon shows Mark his passion for this small slice of paradise. A passion, not only for a product, but for a way of life.