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.

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