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Freshcare is Australia’s largest on-farm assurance program that focuses on food safety and farming sustainability.
Oz Group Co-op Grower Members are all either Freshcare Certified or going through the Freshcare (or equivalent food safety) Certification. The Freshcare Food Safety and Quality Edition 4 is a Code of Practice that all growers must comply with in order to maintain their Freshcare Certification.
The growers are audited at their farm annually during harvest season where the auditor checks against Code Elements covering areas including (but not limited to): Water, Facilities and Equipment, Fertiliser and Chemicals, as well as Traceability records.
You can learn more about this certification here: https://www.freshcare.com.au/standards/food-safety-quality/
In 1904, Driscoll’s began with its first strawberry patch in California, USA grown by friends Joseph ‘Ed’ Reiter and R.O. Driscoll. Over the years, their strawberry business grew and began to include other berries.
In 2010, the Driscoll’s name arrived in Australia and now has farms in 9 regions across the country.
Australian Blueberry Growers Association
The Australian Blueberry Growers’ Association is the representative association of blueberry growers formed in the mid 1970’s in order to consolidate and progress the Australian industry. One main goal of the association is to ensure an Australian blueberry industry that produces quality fruit and is profitable and environmentally sustainable. The market is expanding worldwide due to the recognition of the blueberry’s great flavour and health benefits.
Proud sponsors of the following events
Blues and Berries is a celebration of the rich agricultural history within our local region and awesome Blues music.
Woolgoolga and the Northern Beaches has been known for decades for its plantation crops and increasingly in recent years, blueberry farming. Our area is widely known as the ‘Berry Capital of Australia’ and as such Blues & Berries will recognise and instil pride in this title.
Bring a chair, a picnic rug and get set to eat some amazing food and listen to the sounds of the Blues music with our awesome beach as the backdrop.
Curryfest, now in its 13th year, attracts more than 15,000 people from right across the country and the globe to the picturesque beachside town of Woolgoolga in NSW. Food, Culture, Dance and Music.
World-class entertainment, hundreds of market stalls and fun for the whole family. A Destination NSW Flagship Event, Curryfest is a celebration of culture, diversity and community.
A not-for-profit community festival, Curryfest brings together the local businesses and community groups to boost tourism and benefit community projects.