The QLD strawberry season runs from May through to roughly the end of September and every year we’re faced with new challenges and exciting obstacles – 2020 was no different.
As you know, we are a small family run and owned farm, and our working culture reflects this. Our seasonal workers join us from March for planting and we start picking in May, our workforce ranges in nationality, culture and background but by the end we’re one big (mostly) happy family.
2020 Seasonal worker Rachel, from the US adds “I’ve done a range of seasonal work from hops to kiwis and LuvaBerry is a special experience where you really do become part of the family. Thanks for an amazing six months.”
A large proportion of our workforce in the past has been backpackers, but this year we worked with Madac’s Michael Wallis, to give workers from East Timor the opportunity to join us.
LuvaBerry’s Adrian says, “We love opening our home and our farm to a range of people from all over the world. No season is ever the same and sharing our Australian way of life and teaching everyone about farming is an amazing experience for us.” 2020 Mumpreneur winner Mandy adds, “It’s extra special to see our children grow up and be exposed to so many different cultures.”
We wanted to say a big thank you to all our workers and helpers this season. Harvest work isn’t easy and having such a great team to work with makes the long days worth it!
You may have read some of the recent headlines that closed borders due to COVID-19 have left Australia short of harvest workers. If you know anyone that would be interested in working for LuvaBerry then please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org