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...
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...
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...
Mooreville Gardens – Peter & Lisa

Mooreville Gardens – Peter & Lisa

Peter & Lisa made the decision to diversify into egg production at the Burnie property owned by Lisa’s parents five years ago, seeing a gap in the market for quality ethically produced eggs; prior to this their primary output was vegetables grown for local markets. Peter worked in a battery egg farm in a previous...
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...