The Fresh Grower
Perfect Produce Ltd, AKA The Fresh Grower, have been in business for over 60 years. A family business starting with Allan’s grandfather and father, with Allan and his younger brother Colin currently running the farm, and the third generation coming through. Allan followed in his family’s footsteps, a great business to get into knowing they are growing products which are healthy and essential for people.
In 2016, Allan won a prestigious Australasian award acknowledging him as an outstanding leader and innovator across productivity, sustainability and his contribution to the community and people.
The Fresh Grower focuses on growing unique and lessor known vegetables. They strive to educate consumers by making different tastes and textures more accessible and mainstream in the hopes they will experiment with new ingredients. They grow a range of products including many varieties of Asian vegetables, broccolini, speciality lettuces, and Asian turnips. Most vegetables are available all year round except for Snow Peas and Sugar Snaps which are only available during the Summer months.
Allan enjoys cooking with Baby Cos as he believes it is the best lettuce to use for salads. Baby Broccoli Stems are also a go-to as they are very versatile and easy to prepare.
Allan’s 5 Minute Asian Vege Recipe
You’ll need: oil, garlic, pak choy, salt, sugar, gin, oyster sauce, and sesame oil.
Here’s how to make it: drizzle some olive oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add 1 crushed garlic clove and cook for 1 minute. Add the Pak Choy, a pinch of sugar and season with salt. Add a large dash of gin and cook for 3-5 minutes (depending on how crisp you prefer your veggies). Serve with a dash of oyster sauce and sesame oil.