Tag Archives: @australiangrown

Commodity in Focus – Avocados

Avocados have transcended from being just a fruit to a cultural icon, symbolising the essence of modern dietary trends and the famed ‘smashed avo’ brunch. Their buttery texture and nutritional profile have catapulted them to the forefront of health-conscious diets worldwide. In Australia, this green gem has not only found its way into the hearts […]

Grower Profile – “We Own A” – Banana Farm in Mission Beach

Ian and Connie Barnes are Australian born banana farmers who run ‘We Own A’ in Mission Beach, 140 kilometres south of Cairns, Queensland. Starting with Ian’s grandfather, farming has been passed down through the generations and both Ian and his brother own and run farms in the Cassowary Coast region. The current farm Ian and […]

Commodity in Focus – Bananas

Have you ever thought about where Australia’s most-loved fruit begins its journey? Let’s take a look at the world of banana farming! Whether you’re a backpacker seeking a unique Australian experience or a young local hunting for a hands-on job, here’s your chance to be a part of this a-peel-ing venture. Every day, Australians munch […]

Seasons Greetings

From the MADEC team delivering the Harvest Trail Information Service (HTIS), we wish you all a very merry and peaceful Xmas and a prosperous new year. We hope you are able to enjoy a short break so please stay safe and reach out if you’re going through a tough time. Don’t forget to call the […]

Commodity in Focus – Melons

The Australian melon industry is thriving, with growers from all over the country working tirelessly to produce the best melons for domestic and international markets. This article aims to showcase the industry’s unique features, accomplishments, and contributions to Australia’s horticultural landscape Fun Facts about Melons Did you know that melons are Cucurbitaceae family members, which […]