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February 14, 2022 in Farmers

MEET OUR BERRY GROWERS: JEMMA & ROLY MACKINNON

A family-owned business, the Mackinnon family has been farming at Mountford Berry Farms for 5 generations! Located in Longford, Tasmania Jemma and Roly are leading the 14Ha berry operation; Jemma has a background in human resources and management, while Roly has a degree in business and agriculture – a match made in heaven, it only made sense for the pair to run Mountford Berry Farms. Aside from the unlimited raspberry smoothies; the team loves the diversity of workers they have and the challenge of improving quality and yield each year while making sure they have the best tasting and best-looking raspberries for their customers!

  • Mountford Berry Farms produces approximately 100,000 kgs per year
  • They have 100 beehives around the farm to help pollinate the raspberries
  • There are over 26,000 raspberry plants - that's a lot of plants! 
  • During peak season the harvest team pick every single day for 11-15 weeks