Simpson Farm avocados are gaining momentum in the export market but they're still beloved locally, helping to secure the title of Australia’s Best Avo Toast.
Australia’s Best Avo Toast competition initiated by Avocados Australia had entries from all over Australia, but there could only be one winning dish that emphasised the flavours of the fruit.
“The high calibre of all the dishes that were entered made judging particularly difficult,” Avocados Australia said.
“However, in the end, the choice came down to the quality of the avocado and how well avocado was heroed in the dish.
“Little Hideout Café, based in Balmoral in Brisbane, was named the winner of the 2022 Australia’s Best Avo Toast competition with their stunning avocado dish, using avocados grown by Simpson Farms.”
Simpson Farms General Manager Marketing Brent Chambers said they were delighted their produce was used to help name Australia’s best avocado on toast.
“It’s great to see that our fruit is recognised as being used for a wonderful dish that has taken out the title, as a local Bundaberg grower it means a lot that our hard work is rewarded,” he said.
Avocado exports increase
Brent said there had been a lot of movement in avocado exports recently, but there was plenty of produce to go around.
“The season has been a little bit tricky with rain and market conditions slowing packing at times,” he said.
“We have gathered significant momentum in export markets which will see more local avocados being sent internationally than ever before.
“Don’t worry there is still plenty to go around!”
“We are a family run business at Simpson Farms and have well developed environmental management systems with a long-term sustainable approach undertaken,” Brent said.
“Including irrigation scheduling and soil moisture monitoring, mulching, waste recycling, nutrition monitoring, integrated pest management and groundwater and off-site water monitoring to ensure that our farming operations are sustainable.
“We take every care with picking and packing our avocados to ensure the consumer receives the best product possible.”
Australia’s Best Avo Toast was announced in time to celebrate National Avocado Day on 31 July.
“National Avocado Day – we believe everyday should be avocado day – was a great opportunity to buy a few more avocados and support local growers and create and taste amazing dishes both at home or at a café,” Brent said.