Drover's Rest Enterprises, the home of
The Organic Fine Food
Company, is a certified organic farm located among the jarrah
forest, near the beautiful tourist town of Bridgetown in the South
West of Western Australia. We grow berries, primarily strawberries,
and sell fruit Australia wide in organic shops, health food stores
have an on-farm new state-of-the-art food processing factory in
which we process our own fruit and vegetables plus produce
from other farms. We are equipped to make a range of processed
goods, including fruit and vegetable purees, jams and preserves.
We strive to produce nutritious and tasty organic produce, with a
strong emphasis on healthy food for children, with our new "KidSnaK" line
of certified organic fruit snacks. We farm in a sustainable manner,
sincerely caring for our environment.
When in season, our fresh produce is available through selected wholesalers in
Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Our frozen produce can be
ordered from the farm provided freezer transport arrangements can be
made. Frozen retail packs are available from our Perth wholesaler.
Processed products are available from the farm or our wholesalers.
Drover's Rest Enterprises established in 1997 is the trading name
for our fresh produce business and farming activities. This name is
derived from the property name "Drover's Rest", an 86 Ha property,
purchased by us in 1995. In turn, the property takes its name from
droving activities early in the area's history.
We established organic certification soon after purchasing the
property, and commenced growing organic strawberries in 2000.
Commencing with a small planting of 6,000 runners, we now plant
up to 30,000 to 40,000 runners in a year to supply the local and
interstate fresh strawberry markets.
In addition to strawberries we grow rubus berries (boysenberries,
silvan berries, young berries and loganberries), currants,
gooseberries and vegetables depending on the season and land use at
With an excellent fresh water supply and extensive surrounding
forrest conservation areas, it is an ideal farm for organic
production. As an organic farm we follow the principles of
sustainable farming, i.e. enhancing, rather than depleting the soil
health and productivity, along with working with natural systems,
thereby enhancing the biodiversity of the local environment.
All our produce is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers,
pesticides, herbicides, chemicals or genetically engineered
organisms. We believe our food is nutritious and is produced in a
manner which is kind to our environment, as promoted in our mission
To promote enjoyment of organic food
along with awareness of
the health and environmental benefits
created by its production and consumption,
and thereby develop
a growing and profitable business.
our Management Systems
The Organic Fine Food Company is the trading name established in
2002 for our processed products. Originally established to use our
"seconds" fruit not suitable for the fresh fruit market due to
blemishes, etc., the operation has grown into a new state-of-the-art
factory for making fruit and vegetable purees, jams, preserves and
other products, all certified organic, from both our own and other
We produce children's snack foods along with products for the household and food processing
industry. To date, to our
knowledge, it is the only large certified organic fruit and
vegetable processing factory in Western Australia.
Dr. Errol Seymour
DROVER'S REST ENTERPRISES
and THE ORGANIC FINE FOOD COMPANY
PO Box 738, Bridgetown, WA 6255
Phone: (08) 9761 2901
Fax: (08) 9761 2905