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...
Marcus & Anthony Brandsema

Marcus & Anthony Brandsema

The Brandsema family have a long history of involvement in agriculture in Tasmania – Marcus and Anthony’s grandfather started a market garden in Launceston 60 years ago; the farm moved to Turners Beach, right next to the north coast, and when the brothers took over the farm in 2007 they began transitioning the site into...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...