Old School Farm – David & Kaori

Old School Farm – David & Kaori

David and Kaori moved to Tasmania 10 years ago from Queensland, and after a number of years farming on their Preston property (originally a beef operation) have settled upon a unique business model – they lease land to grow a large commercial garlic crop under the Tasmanian Garlic Company brand (last year they produced over 40 tonnes),...
Avoland – Paul & Maria

Avoland – Paul & Maria

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...
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...
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 – Scott and Thomas

OE Hansen & Son – Scott and Thomas

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...
Dendra Market Gardens – Maurice

Dendra Market Gardens – Maurice

Dendra Market Gardens was started around 25 years ago by Dennis Davis; Dennis has since retired, and Maurice, who worked his way through the ranks working at the farm for 17 years, is now the farm manager and owner. The Cuprona property has 50 acres of cultivated farmland, and employs 25 local workers year round,...
Southern Fields – Ben & Amy

Southern Fields – Ben & Amy

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...
Tassie Pride Glasshouse – Johann & Mariette

Tassie Pride Glasshouse – Johann & Mariette

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...