About Farm Foods

OUR STORY

Farm Foods began in a small shop in Birregurra selling fresh hand-made meat products and locally sourced wine, cheese and condiments. The growth of the business led to stores opening in Hamilton and coastal Victoria.  The business then branched into wholesale sales, servicing Independent supermarkets and expanded its capacity by commissioning a new processing room at Cowie St. North Geelong. In 2009 the business outgrew the Cowie St. premises and was re-established in Boundary Road, Breakwater, where it produced Farm Foods branded products as well as private label products for Australian Supermarkets.

To manage increasing demand, in 2013 the business moved to a new production facility at 60 Leather St in Breakwater. The Farm Foods head office was also established in the same street at 70 Leather St.  Farm Foods prides itself on being a nimble, innovative business that is at the forefront of consumer trends and the latest product innovation. Farm Foods has now developed a range of plant-based products in response to the growing consumer demand for protein diversity in a balanced died. The business continues to innovate in this space.


Farm Foods Australia is proud to continue supplying Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Costco and Independent Supermarkets with co-packed meat and plant-based products under our proprietary and retailer owned brands.
Farm Foods Australia products are available at your local IGA store under the Green Acres brand. Our plant-based burger is currently available in Woolworths under the NextGen brand.

OUR HISTORY

1996

Kerr Brothers begin processing livestock at Brooklyn in Western Melbourne (now JBS Swift)

1999

Kerr Brothers begin processing livestock at Colac in Western Victoria (now Australian Lamb Company)

2003

Farm Foods opens in Birregurra, Western Victoria, selling meat wine and cheese to consumers.

2004

Farm Foods open a store in Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula

2005

Farm Foods opens stores in Hamilton in Western Victoria and Torquay near Geelong. We begin processing and packaging in Colac, Western Victoria. We take our first steps in wholesale distribution of “retail ready” packaged products

2006

We move to a new larger production facility in Cowie Street, North Geelong

2007

The retail stores are gradually sold, and the operators are licenced use the Farm Foods name. This allows us to focus on producing “retail ready” products for supermarkets.

2007

Farm Foods Collaborates with Certified Australian Angus Beef to produce CAAB Sausages which are ranged nationally in Coles Supermarkets.

2009

A new production facility is commissioned in Boundary Road, Breakwater increasing production capacity.

2013

Farm Foods outgrows Boundary Road and yet production facility is commissioned in Leather Street, Breakwater.

2017

Farm Foods begin development of Plant Based protein alternatives.

2018

We appoint our first non-family member CEO to continue to drive the business forward.