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About Farm Foods

Farm Foods began in a small shop in Birregurra selling fresh hand-made meat products and locally sourced wine, cheese and condiments. The growth of the business led to stores opening in Hamilton and coastal Victoria. The business then branched into wholesale sales, servicing Independent supermarkets and expanded its capacity by commissioning a new processing room at Cowie St. North Geelong. In 2009 the business outgrew the Cowie St. premises and was re-established in Boundary Rd, Breakwater, where it produced Farm Foods branded products as well as private label products for Australian supermarkets.

To manage increasing demand, in 2013 the business moved to a new production facility at 60 Leather St in Breakwater. The Farm Foods head office was also establishing in the same street at 70 Leather St.

Farm Foods prides itself on being a nimble, progressive business that is at the forefront of consumer trends and the latest product innovation.  Farm Foods has now developed a range of plant-based and flexitarian products in response to growing consumer demand and continues to innovate in this space.

As a business we take great pride in our work and continually strive for excellence in everything we do. We are passionate about delivering services to our customers at the highest standard and are dedicated to upholding our company values. 

Some of our key partnerships include: Coles, Woolworths, Metcash, IGA, Ritchies and Aldi providing food products under our proprietary brand and contract manufactured under retailer-owned brands. Our international business also continues to expand. 

 

OUR COMPANY VALUES

QUALITY: What we do, we do well we expect quality from our team, our suppliers and only through producing quality products will our customers and consumers see value in our offer.

TEAM: We are both a family and a team we accept and embrace responsibility and accountability on all levels. We are honest, trusting and respect each other.

INNOVATION: We value craftmanship, new ideas are encouraged, we desire to be bold new ideas are encouraged, we desire to be bold with flavours, textures, nutrition, styles and taste. We act with spirit, passion and ambition.

PASSION: We value being a good company to work with and for we have strong agricultural roots and are proud of our Australian heritage, we have courage to be our best and do the right thing.

CUSTOMERS: We have a commitment to our customers we are genuinely interested in meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations. We understand, we listen and we follow through. 

ADAPTABILITY: We like to move fast and work as a team to embrace challenges we value leadership, and collaborate when uncertainty appears or challenges us, approaching situations with an open mind. 

Our History

  1. 1996

    1996

    Kerr Brothers begin processing livestock at Brooklyn in Western Melbourne (now JBS Swift).

  2. 1999

    1999

    Kerr Brothers begin processing livestock at Colac in Western Victoria (now Australian Lamb Company).

  3. 2003

    2003

    Farm Foods opens in Birregurra, Western Victoria, selling meat wine and cheese to consumers.

  4. 2004

    2004

    Farm Foods open a store in Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula.

  5. 2005

    2005

    Farm Foods opens stores in Hamilton in Western Victoria and Torquay near Geelong. We begin processing and packaging in Colac, Western Victoria. We take our first steps in wholesale distribution of “retail ready” packaged products.

  6. 2006

    2006

    We move to a new larger production facility in Cowie Street, North Geelong.

  7. 2007

    2007

    The retail stores are gradually sold, and the operators are licenced use the Farm Foods name. This allows us to focus on producing “retail ready” products for supermarkets.

  8. 2009

    2009

    A new production facility is commissioned in Boundary Road, Breakwater increasing production capacity.

  9. 2013

    2013

    Farm Foods opens stores in Hamilton in Western Victoria and Torquay near Geelong. We begin processing and packaging in Colac, Western Victoria. We take our first steps in wholesale distribution of “retail ready” packaged products.

  10. 2017

    2017

    Farm Foods begin development of Plant Based protein alternatives.

  11. 2018

    2018

    We appoint our first non-family member CEO to continue to drive the business forward.

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