Thank-you to all that attended our Meet the Growers event held in Brisbane on 15th of November, what a raging success it was! I.M. SWEET’s own Dasha flew up all the way from the Goulburn Valley just to meet with greengrocers and the public and tell them all about his delicious apricots.
GROWER TO GROCERS
Our first stop of the day was Brisbane Markets at Rocklea to launch these delightful treats. Well worth the 5am start to provide a great opportunity for local greengrocers to meet and chat with Dasha from I.M. SWEET. This gave the chance for Dasha to explain best practices for his apricots and answer any questions about the fruit and growing processes!
BUT WHO’S WATCHING THE ORCHARD!?
So, what you’re telling us is Dasha flew up all the way from Goulburn Valley to meet with local fruit shop owners and the public? YEP! Dasha left his very talented wife Sherie in charge of I.M. SWEET in his absence, and whilst her usual office may be the kitchen table looking after their 3 gorgeous daughters while completing the admin and day to day office tasks of the orchard, we think she handled herself very well!
There may have been a few moments Dasha had to dash off (pun intended) to answer calls from Sherie about correct methods and starting that tricky grader but operations of the orchard ran smoothly for the 24 hours the main operator was absent. Hats off to Sherie for her hard work as that was the reason Dasha was able to make it to Queensland.
LAST STOP – TOOMBUL FRUIT MARKET
What a display! What a turnout! We cannot thank Tina and Nick, owners of Toombul Fruit Market enough for letting us host our Meet the Growers event at their gorgeous shop in Toombul Shopping Centre. If you didn’t get a chance to see the display – head over to our Instagram and check out a few more shots! We had samples of the delicious I.M SWEET apricots which all of Toombul Fruit Markets customers absolutely loved!