A passion for produce and love of the Bundaberg Region climate inspired John and Debbie Trimboli to renovate and expand The Farm Shed Fruit Stall Childers.
Located on the Bruce Highway, the quaint little roadside stall has been given a new lease on life.
Following the recent renovations the roadside stall now features a café to entice highway travellers to stop and taste the flavours of the Bundaberg Region.
Working in produce wholesale in Brisbane, John and Debbie know what people love when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables.
The quality and variety of produce in the Bundaberg Region is what inspired them to invest in Childers.
“We purchased the 200-acre working farm about 12 months ago as we saw the potential for a family business to expand and do what we are passionate about,” John said.
“This is just the start, as we have a really big passion for tropical fruit, and as we are European we just love our coffee and so it was a must to add.
“We know the area well and the climate is the most diverse in all of Australia when it comes to growing produce.”
John said eight months ago the roadside stall was an awning with a dirt floor, but after some renovations The Farm Shed Fruit Stall at Childers was now up and running.
“We spruced it up with renovations, closed it in, added fridges and all the local produce we can get,” he said.
“Actually, we are blown away by the response we have had in the short time we’ve been open.
“Caravanners, in particular, ask if it’s local when they stop. We love the dynamics of it all and understand people want something fresh and locally grown, especially when they are visiting the region.
“We’ll commute to and from Brisbane, and long-term we envisage living in the area.
“We feel like we are locals already and we pride ourselves on selling local produce.
“Local growers can touch base with us if they want us to stock their produce there.
“We are really busy in our work in Brisbane but love getting away up there to this – it’s kind of relaxing to be honest.”
The Farm Shed Fruit Stall Childers is located at 27875 Bruce Highway, Isis River, and is open seven days a week.
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