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Producer Alumni

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{Alumni: a former student of an educational institution, or a former employee, associate, or member of a group.}

These are the participants of the Sprout Producer Program in years gone by. Many are still farming, some have moved to pastures new, all are part of the Sprout Family.

  • Rowelley Farm

    Rowelley Farm are at the beginning of their journey to establish a direct-to-consumer lamb enterprise from a 50-acre farm at North Motton in NW Tasmania. They currently run 30 Wiltipoll breeding ewes and plan to build up numbers through self replacement in the coming years as we slowly improve the property’s soil and pasture. They chose Wiltipoll sheep due to their calm temperament, high multiple birth rates, great tolerance to worm and foot problems and exceptional meat.

  • Sparrow Foot Farm

    Sparrow Foot Farm is a small footprint farm currently producing food through their expanding market garden and a growing flock of laying hens. Located in the Huon Valley, a hill in Franklin homes the 8 acres that overlook the Huon river. The owners/growers, Inés and David, find purpose and passion in growing healthy food that connects them and their community to the land they share.

  • Dandelion Tasmania

    Bronwyn relocated with her dog and cat after living abroad for 10 years in the US at the beginning of the pandemic. After finding herself very ill with symptoms including inflammation and joint pain, she went through a journey of discovering food as medicine and my greatest healer.

  • Tassie Seeds

    Tassie Seeds is a 5-acre farm In Bridgenorth, where they grow and sell 400+ vegetable and flower seeds, mostly to home gardeners. They also sell fresh vegetables to locals grown organically using permaculture principles, aiming for no dig after each garden’s first year, using living mulches, worm farms, biochar and compost systems to help nourish their soil.

  • Hamley

    Hamley is a small farming business currently growing a tomatoes, garlic, a variety of herbs and micro herbs.

  • Seabrook Valley Farm

    Ben and Ellie own and run the farm, with not a lot of farming experience behind them, but a whole lot of drive and effort to put into creating a dream. They set out to have some space around them, a future, a great place to start and raise a family, a place where they could grow their own food ethically and sustainably, be self-sufficient and over time it has evolved into a business.

  • Hillwood Fresh Food Co

    At Hillwood Fresh Food Co. the main product is gourmet mushrooms. Using farm and industrial byproducts Hillwood creates delicious, healthy, chemical free mushrooms. They are completely off the grid and therefore have to be innovative and grow mushrooms as efficiently as possible.

  • Westbae Pastoral

    Josh and Patreena West are the team behind Westbae Pastoral. Having both had a background in farming, it was only fitting that they established a farm of their own to implement their ideas and desired farming practices.

  • Springdale Farm

    Melissa and Luke are ex Queenslanders who had the dream of moving to Tasmania for 15 years. 4 years ago, this dream became a reality as they moved the family south. Melissa is a Registered Nurse working in primary health while Luke is a diesel fitter by trade who spends his time behind a desk managing vehicle fleets.

  • Rise and Shine Farm

    Rise and Shine Farm is owned and run by Coral and Nick Warren; keen learners who are passionate about regenerating their property and producing quality food and fibre for Tasmanians.

  • Old Orchard Farm

    Old Orchard Farm is a small-scale sustainable market garden in the Huon Valley. On what was a paddock in 2019, stands a wallaby-proof fence protecting a 1300m2 market garden with a range of vegetables and herbs and a polytunnel.

  • Early Bird farm

    Early Bird Farm is setting down roots in Cygnet, Tasmania on Melukerdee Country, a 45minutes drive South of Hobart. On their leased land of 2 acres the founders and farmers Jenna and Zeb believe that how food is grown is a powerful force for change.