Welcome to our section on vegetable grower histories.
The following stories are a means of introducing the general public
We also hope that younger growers may be inspired by the tales of struggle which underscore the present day success of family vegetable farms.
It is not our intention to “highlight” the success of any one business. The stories of early hardship are common to many present
Some no doubt have had even
“harder rows to hoe”
Vegetable Research Station – Frankston
History and Development
In June, 1959, the Victorian Vegetable Growers’ Association approached
the late… Go to article.
ALLEN Bros – Wheelers Hill
by Ken. J. Stubbs, Field Officer , VRI-Frankston
First published in the Victorian Vegetable Growers’ Digest,
… Go to article.
CORRIGAN Bros – Braeside
By Ken J. Stubbs
first published in the Vegetable Growers Digest, Dept. Ag. Victoria, Autumn 1961
Our… Go to article.
Our first President was Harry Castle (Clarinda) and his committee
George Ryan (Wheelers… Go to article.
Tom M. Farmilo, Senior Horticultural Adviser – Vegetables
(first published in the “Victorian Vegetable Growers’… Go to article.
Early VGA Committee Members
Some of our great VGA committee men from the 1960’s
Mr. Baker (“Boy”)… Go to article.