Frequently Asked Questions:
Where are your berries grown and packed?
Oz Group has a membership of over 140 growers and is 100% Australian farmer owned. These farmers are located on the Mid North Coast of NSW. The farms are spread from Grafton in the North to Macksville in the South.
The co-op also has an organic grower located in QLD.
Our blueberries are packed in our state-of-the-art packing facility in Coffs Harbour. Our raspberries and blackberries are packed on farm.
How is your fruit harvested?
Every berry we sell has been hand-picked from an Australian farm.
Do you use pesticides?
Oz Group growers use an integrated pest management method, which includes the use of both natural and synthetic means to control pests and diseases. Oz Group growers use only registered products approved by the APVMA in accordance to label and permit directives.
In addition, external and internal audits/certification, workshops and extensive testings are conducted regularly to ensure our growers are highly competent through the production process of quality berries.
All fruit provided to direct to supermarkets is Freshcare Certified.
Oz Group Co-op currently has 2 certified organic berry growers.
Is your fruit GMO?
No. Oz Group growers use genetics created through natural and traditional breeding processes and developed by Driscoll’s Australia and Mountain Blue Farms.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Our punnets are created from PET or Polyethylene Terephthalate which is fully recyclable material.
How should the berries be stored after purchase?
Berries should be stored in the refrigerator in their purchase packaging to prolong shelf life
Do I need to wash my berries before eating?
It is recommended that you wash your berries just before their consumption.