The carrot packing shed is used for six months of the year.
The hydro-cooler and washing system is unique to Premium Fresh.
The ice machine is used to cool the water, the carrots need by cooled quickly and packed before being shipped long distances.
This is the carton maker.
The intake system removes 90% of the dirt from the carrots and is separate to the inner area.
Carrots get cleaned again.
30 tonnes an hour can be processed, the water is refreshed every few minutes.
The bags are transferred to the crate by hand.
They get one last visual check.
Stacking of the creates is automated.
Carrots are sorted by size.
The bagged carrots on the way to the crates.
Jim Ertler Managing Director.
Broccoli is also packed here.
Lots of ice is used here.
The packing boxes and ice keep the broccoli chilled.
First crop of Chantenay carrots!
'so fresh they're nearly wild'
Jim with the carrots.
Premium Fresh grow a range of vegetables including beetroot.
Onions are a big product for Premium Fresh. They are left to dry in the field for 10 days before being brought here, sorted and sized. They are then transferred to these containers for storage.
Onions are proudly bagged as Tasmanian product.
The ladies are happy sorting the shallots.
Really nice, clean product.
The onion sorter.
Premium Fresh won the Regional Exporter Award in 2017 after increasing exports 20% in the 2016-17.