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