Meet our Sprout Producers
Sprout Producers are local small and start-up Tasmanian producers who farm, nurture, grow and sell ethical, great tasting food.
Cohort of Sprout Producer Scholarship recipients currently in the program.
|Rob Mather||Valley Fresh Farm||Vegetables, in a giant hot house|
|Bec Rumble and Paul Hallier||Lone Goose Farm||Soon to be pastured muscovy ducks|
|Christine Bishop||Beaupre Farm||Boer goats|
|Mac McGuiness & Oli Wichmann||Huski Greens||Micro-greens & herbs|
|Sue Manning & Narelle Johnson||Bridgenorth Berries||Variety of berries|
|Rebecca Reed & Dylan Hall||Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes||Tomatoes (130 varieties) & garlic (15 cultivars)|
2019 Scholarship recipients in the Sprout Producer Program
|Dan and Kim Croker||Fork it Farm||Free range, heritage pork and charchuterie products|
|Kate Plaschke||Eska Farm||Free range, heritage pork|
|Calum Jacobsen & Samara Piluris-Sheehy||Broadchurch Farm||Vegetables, pasture raised chickens|
|Mandy & Carl Cooper||Wilmores Bluff||Wool and sheep for meat|
|Fiona & Oliver Stocker||Langdale Farm||Free range, heritage pork products|
|Anthony & Theresa||Old Forest Vale Farm||Garlic and truffles|
2018 Scholarship Recipients in the Sprout Producer Program
|Fiona Makowski||Freshfield Grove||Tasmanian Women in Agriculture|
|William Borowski||Forest Fungi||TQA Australia|
|Michael Layfield & Lauren Byrne||Felds Farm||TQA Australia|
|Elizabeth Mahnken||Summerlea Farm||Harvest Launceston|
|Fiona Hume||Arundel||Sprout donor|
2017 Scholarship Recipients in the Sprout Producers Program
|Dave and Cassandra Rolph||Deep End Farm||
|Hermione Hickling||Longley Organic Farm||
|Lisa Britzman & David Peck||Campo de Flori||
|Marco Linardi & Vicki Crichton||Lauriston Grove||
|Rachel Jacka||Guide Falls Farm||
2016 Scholarship Recipients in the Sprout Producers Program
|Christine Mann||Glendale Olives||
|Jo Smith||Primal Living||
Rocky Top Farm
Deanne de Leeuw
& Mark Massie
Cheryl Gamble &
|Justin Merriel||Develop the Green|
|Adele & Noel Amari||Burns Creek Farm|
We would also like to acknowledge an anonymous sponsor who donated to the 2016 program.
2015 Participants in the Sprout Producers Program
- Bec Lynd (Big River Highland Beef) sponsored by Nick Haddow of Bruny Island Cheese
- Un-named producer sponsored by Philippe Le Ban of The Source, MONA
- Tanya Dalton (Drifting Farm) sponsored by Tony Scherer of Rocky Top farm
- Lucy and Phillip Headlam (Headlam Farms) sponsored by Natalia Urosevic, Nick and Marco Nikitaras of Hill Street Grocer
- Lee Adamson-Ringk (Killicranke Farm) sponsored by Michael Harvey of MDH Accounting
- Trish Macfarlane (Three Peaks Organic) sponsored by Joss Fenton of 4 Business and Community
2014 Sprout Producers
In 2014, Tony Scherer and Joyce Johnston of Rocky Top Farm were our first producer to go through the Sprout Producers Program. Tony and Joyce are now accredited Sprout Producers and are part of the Sprout Producer Alumni. If you see their stickers in local, small Tasmanian grocery stores or on menus at restaurants you know you are buying local high quality produce that has been grown using ethical and environmental practices.
Meet our first accredited producer – Rocky Top!
Sprout Producers use the Sprout stamp of approval. If you see the Sprout logo on produce in your local grocery store or restaurant menu then you can meet the farmer or see the farm on Sprout’s website and you know that the producer has been through a quality control program.
Look out for this logo!