ABOUT OUR FAMILY
Hello! Chances are we’ve already met…at your local accredited farmers market, here in Victoria. But if we haven’t yet had the privilege, then please let us introduce ourselves…
We are the Fisher family – fourth generation citrus farmers from Narrung, in North-West Victoria. Established in 1938 our family have been farming citrus along the banks of the Murray River for over 80 years! So it’s safe to say, we know what makes a good piece of fruit!
Farming is a passion and we pride ourselves on producing quality, great tasting produce that is picked at maturity, is full of juice and is pesticide, fungicide and wax free.
How did we come about farmers markets, might you ask? Not all too long ago our family endured a decade long drought and collapse in the Aussie export dollar. At crisis point a semi-trailer load of our beautiful fruit amounted to no more than a pitiful $500, and unable to cover picking costs it was cheaper to leave the fruit on the trees to rot!
Fast forward twelve or so years…and we’ve overcome many a challenge, to now grow a wide and diverse range of seasonal produce. And it’s not just the varieties of produce that we have expanded but our farming locations too! We want to provide our loyal customers with premium farm-fresh produce year-round and what better way to achieve this than to extend our growing seasons and branch out into the green grasses of Gippsland.
High upon the ridge at Nambrok, in Central Gippsland is where you’ll find the makings of our artisan preserves – traditional marmalades and specialty jams, sweet and savoury pickles and infused balsamic vinegars… And in the not-too-distant future will be cool climate citrus, avocados and more!!
If you want quality, fresh, seasonal produce then please get in touch. We attend farmers markets each and every weekend and would love to meet you in person and answer any questions you might have. So please keep an eye out here and across our socials; Facebook and Instagram to find out where we are and share in our journey…But just like in farming, ‘keep your dusty hat on’, because a great eating orange takes more than a season to grow.
The Fisher family