2020 Challenges on Mrs Campbell’s Strawberries
Freshmark member Campbell Farms owns its own brand of strawberries called Mrs Campbell’s Strawberries. These strawberries are stocked at major chains, including Harris Farms and independent boutique fresh produce suppliers and are found on the shelves all year round.
This winter Campbell Farms reflects on its winter strawberry production in 2020 as having been subject to several unique challenges that have included the bushfires earlier in the year, the drought and the COVID-19 pandemic that led to border closures and a shortage of experienced pickers and packers. However, for the upcoming summer crop, Campbell Farms will be putting more strawberries in the ground than they have ever done before and trialling other varieties.