Avoland – Paul & Maria Bidwell

Avoland – Paul & Maria Bidwell

Paul & Maria Bidwell moved to Tasmania a few years ago on a hunch that they would be able to grow avocados just as well here as they did back in their home state of Western Australia. Unusually, avocados take two years to reach full maturity on the tree, so each tree has both light...
Southern Fields

Southern Fields

Southern Fields’ major crop is lettuce; Ben & Amy, with a diverse workforce of around twenty, grow over two million lettuce per year, supplying all the whole lettuce for Woolworths in Tasmania. They also grow cauliflower (around 300,000 each season) in the colder months, a strategy which reduces pest problems, as most insects that enjoy...
Premium Fresh

Premium Fresh

Founded almost 60 years ago by the Ertler family, Premium Fresh are one of the largest vegetable growers in Tasmania, employing 140-220 people plus contracting farmers and land to meet fluctuating demand, and are a major supplier of Coles and Woolworths. Their biggest crops are onions and carrots; their Forth facility, built on the site...
Richmond Farm – Joua & Kou

Richmond Farm – Joua & Kou

Joua and Kenny’s farm is a real family operation; all five kids are involved in planting, harvesting and preparing produce for sale...
OE Hansen & Son

OE Hansen & Son

Oscar Ernest Hansen started growing pears at Highcroft near Nubeena in 1920; his grand son, Scott Hansen, runs the same orchard today, and Scott’s son Thomas has come home after his studies to work on the farm – which one day he will inherit – too. During the pear season, Scott, Liina and Thomas employ...
Tassie Pride Glasshouse – Johann & Mariette Joubert

Tassie Pride Glasshouse – Johann & Mariette Joubert

South-African born Dr Johann Joubert was working as a counsellor and pastor in the North West region of Tasmania in the late 1990s when he began to see a sharp increase unemployment, depression and suicide. With the Van Leerdam family he and his family decided to do something positive about it, and set up a...
Grown for Taste – George & Hilary

Grown for Taste – George & Hilary

George and Hilary have a long history in farming: they grew gourmet vegetables for the Perth market, and cauliflower for export in the 1990’s. Before moving to Tassie, they were a part of the Albany Farmers Market in WA. After moving to Saltwater River 8 years ago, they grew a range of gourmet vegetables for...
John Donohoe

John Donohoe

John, as you might expect from a potato grower, comes from good Irish stock, and his son Ben will be the fourth generation of Donohoes farming...