Vegetable Production Case Studies

Cafresco Organics

Maurie Cafra of Cafresco Organics has been growing vegetables at Koo Wee Rup, Victoria for almost 35 years. Cafresco Organics is situated on the reclaimed swamplands of the Koo Wee Rup region at the top of Western Port Bay in Victoria, a region which supplies the majority of Australia’s asparagus. 

Hills Fresh

Hills Fresh is a family business based in Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The Newmans have been growing in the area for six generations and these days grow lettuces, cauliflowers and leeks which are sold through the Adelaide Produce Markets and local independent grocery stores.

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Phuong Vo

Phuong Vo has been a greenhouse vegetable grower for over 20 years. He grows capsicums and eggplants in 36 greenhouses in Virginia on the Northern Adelaide Plains of South Australia. At maximum production, two thirds of his greenhouses are planted and one third are fallow.

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Calvaresi and Son

Frank Calvaresi and his brother Bruno have been vegetable growers in the Virginia region of South Australia for the last 25 years. They grow Cos and Iceberg lettuce as well as potatoes under overhead irrigation on the red clay loam and black soils typical of the Northern Adelaide Plains.