Growcom’s Fair Farms is an industry-led, national training and certification initiative cultivating fair and responsible employment practices in Australian horticulture.
Brialey Brightwell from Nerrigundah Berries also decided to become Fair Farms-certified. A family-owned and operated berry farm in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Nerrigundah Berries grows a delicious variety of berries, including boysenberry, blueberries, and raspberries.
Nerrigundah Berries made the move to become Fair Farms-certified this year, which was straightforward and simple. Brialey decided to become certified after finding out about the social compliance program a couple of years ago at an industry event on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
When it came time to audit, Brialey said that the Fair Farms process was easy to understand, and the resources available assured them that they were ready for audit when the time came.
Fair Farms National Program Manager, Sachin Ayachit, said that it wasn’t a surprise that the program resonated with farms like Nerrigundah Berries.
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