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...
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),...
Premium Fresh – Ertler Brothers

Premium Fresh – Ertler Brothers

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...
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...
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,...
Avoland – Brad

Avoland – Brad

Paul & Maria 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. After proving their convictions correct, they decided to enjoy retirement and sold the orchard to Brad, who hails from...
York Town Organics – Bruce & Clare

York Town Organics – Bruce & Clare

Clare & Bruce Jackson bought land in Yorktown, near the mouth of the Tamar River, almost thirty years ago after moving to the state from rural Western Australia. After clearing their small patch, they set up a small organic farm, partially funded by sale of the cleared wood, and have continue to grow in a...
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...