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Date posted: 9 November 2010
Queensland Local Government Minister Desley Boyle, members of the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council, Elders and residents recently inspected Cherbourg Fresh, a new enterprise that is supplying fresh produce to markets as far away as Sydney.
The Cherbourg Enterprises market gardens initiative, which is operated by Council's Economic Development Unit, is creating much-needed jobs and supplying fresh produce to markets near and far.
'It comprises wholesale and retail outlets selling locally-grown vegetables, hay, nursery plants, mulch and seedlings,' Ms Boyle said.
'It recently signed up contracted orders for 17,000 bunches each week of Italian and continental parsley, shallots and silver beet for Brisbane and Sydney markets.'
The retail outlet Cherbourg Fresh, which employs 11 full-time staff offers a home delivery service and supplies regional clubs, wineries, restaurants and food outlets. The retail arm also runs cooking demonstrations, diabetes awareness and healthy eating programs.
Source: South Burnett Business News