OUR OFFER TO OUR GROWERS
From our family, all the very best for a wonderful season. We are pleased to provide you with our guaranteed prices offer for the coming season.
Established in 1958, our family owned and operated business has been founded on strong values. Our purpose here at Macadamias Australia is to provide a sustainable future for all by caring for the environment, each other and every life we touch, whilst honouring our values of People, Innovation, Quality and Integrity.
Our cracking and value added plant is now well under way with completion due in June? which will provide the much needed additional cracking facilities in this region and provide economic benefit to you as farmers and the community in which we live. We are pleased to be able to provide a state of the art facility which can guarantee your macadamia crop will be cracked without requiring the investment of shares in the plant, enabling growers to instead invest in orchard improvements and expansion and to focus on producing quality macadamias. In the meantime we will continue to utilise Suncoast Gold for cracking and appreciate their continued support.
We are very keen to develop long term grower relationships to supply our facility and to meet the continuing demand for kernel and value-added products in domestic and International markets. For the last 10 years we have established key customer relationships with buyers in over 15 countries.
Our relationship with growers is very important to us and we look forward to meeting with you personally over the coming months to understand better what is most important to you. Our team has now expanded to include a Grower Liaison Officer (Rohan Orford), and through Rowan, our team really look forward to collaborating and sharing with you our learnings through many years of research and on-farm trials on ways to achieve optimal yields and quality whilst looking after our precious land.
We are pleased to provide you with our guaranteed price offer for the coming season in the enclosed:
The quality of our premium single origin macadamias is made possible by a combination of the care our family of growers takes in farming, the diligence with which we attend to production, processing and the perfect environment and provenance in which we grow.
Like us, many local macadamia farmers started out growing other crops before expanding into tree nuts. Growers have brought considerable and diverse experience into the macadamia industry and our shared experiences lead to research, development, innovation and improved sustainability in local farming practices for us all.
We partner with like-minded growers who share our commitment to sustainability, quality and innovation to ensure we can provide the highest-quality macadamias grown using sustainable farming practices.
Get to know a few of the passionate growers who partner with us to provide quality macadamia products.
Zoe & Andrew Lewis
Like us, Andrew and Zoe Lewis are passionate about being able to farm in a way that improves soil quality and increases the amount of carbon in the ground. The Lewis’ moved to their farm 15 mins outside Bundaberg in 2013 and in 2016 started planting more than 48,000 macadamias trees which grown from seed in their nursery.
Using sustainable farming practices, Andrew and Zoe Lewis have doubled the level of carbon in the ground since they developed their farm for macadamias.
Peter & Janet Anderson
Peter and Janet Anderson are pillars of the community in Childers, an agricultural town of 1,500 people just outside of Bundaberg. For more than 25 years, the community-minded couple have owned and operated Childers’ Post Office.
Peter and Janet have now applied their energy and enthusiasm to Peter’s family farm, which they’ve converted to macadamias. They produced their first crop in 2021 and are well on their way to becoming established macadamia farmers. They are caring and meticulous new farmers, eagerly learning about macadamias and applying this to their orchards. They work as an excellent team, running their family business in Childers, while nurturing the farm in their spare time.
Joel & Josh Ricciardi
Josh and Joel Ricciardi are brothers that have taking up the baton for the family farm. The orchards are nestled in the rolling hills of Childers, where they adapted a family horse stud into a macadamia farm. They love the farming life, and have a passion for the land. Any free time they have is spent establishing a macadamia farm. They have an ambition, dedication and a passion for the land which is admirable.