Hunter Valley Produce began in 2014 when Amber & Jeremy moved from Sydney to the beautiful Wollombi Valley shortly after their son, Zane was born. A simple desire to grow quality chemical free produce and to live a more sustainable lifestyle led them to where they are today.
It started out a small journey of 40 square metres in the front yard of their property Cedar Creek mainly growing Monaro Purple. It was a learning curve for them – being first generational growers and resulted in them burning most of their 1st harvest.
Fast forward to 2018 Hunter Valley Produce was growing 300 sqm of Monaro Purple and diversifying another 100 sqm into other cultivars to meet the needs of their customers and ensure they could supply Australian garlic all year around.
Cedar Creek Monaro Purple won a Bronze medal at the 2018 Australian Food Awards. Beyond what Amber & Jeremy were expecting, the award cemented that they were doing something right and as result, selling out of their Cedar Creek Monaro Purple garlic for the first time.
It was meant to be the year that Hunter Valley Produce was to grow. Amber & Jeremy found closer to Wollombi Village. The property offered space which would allow them to continue their dream of growing chemical free produce and sell directly to the customer.
Little did they realise when purchasing the property it was built by a local, Hugo who had a passion of permaculture. A space with established garden beds, irrigation and a chicken coop, it gave them the foundations they needed. With a little love and attention, plans are in place to restore the garden, as well as open a farmgate road stall and increase their range of produce available for direct shipping.