Farming co-op’s soaring success
26 July 2021
The Northern Territory’s biggest date farm has recorded a bumper harvest.
The ABC reported The Desert Fruit Company’s Tamara Date Farm has picked its biggest ever haul of dates, leading to record sales.
The farming co-operative, based in central Australia, underwent its first harvest about eight years ago.
The Tamara Plantation is located about 60km east of Alice Springs near Deep Well Station.
The co-operative formed in September 2013, after the plantation’s owner Dave Berrick began looking for interested people to help out on the farm.
Co-operating Farming, the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals’ federally funded project designed to foster the resilience and growth of existing co-operatives, provided two customised workshops to the Tamara Co-operative on co-op structure options to support the co-op’s strategic planning.
Read more about their success on the ABC.