So, you want to know our story…
Well, it all started in 1990 when Anthony Staatz (the cheery guy below) founded Koala Farms and became the fifth generation in his family to become a farmer.
Anthony started working on his dads farm bagging spuds day in, day out and being paid in peanuts! Seeing how the business was being run made Anthony question weather there was a better way to do things. And so the journey begins, Anthony loaned an 80 acre block on the farm and started planting his own crops, but with a different approach to his dad.
After his first successful tomato crop, Anthony then started slowly growing the business and investing in new farm equipment and technology. This enabled him to be able to produce better quality produce at a lower cost, giving him a competitive advantage.
Now, Koala Farms produces for over 1500 acres and has around 80 employees! We have a great team that helps us to grow some of the best quality fresh produce including, Iceberg lettuce, Baby Cos, Gem Cos, Broccoli, Spinach and Rocket. We currently supply these products for supermarkets such as, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi as well as supplying the market all over Australia.
We pride ourselves on innovation, and always looking for better alternatives for our business, employees and the environment.
Anthony has grown this business with support for his wife Diane and 5 children.