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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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),...
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...
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...