Our Farms and Farming
Integrity. Sustainability. Excellence. Collaboration.
With a focus on quality and consistency, Dicky Bill Australia has proven capabilities to provide 12 month supply of premium quality baby leaf salad lines – achieved through geographical diversification and innovative farming and processing techniques.
To serve the consumer by cultivating excellence one leaf at a time.
High Level Farming and Processing Practices
Full Year Production
Both Dicky Bill farms and processing facilities in Queensland and Victoria are audited annually to ensure continued compliance with Freshcare and HACCP certification. Our Maffra (Victoria) facility is also SQF accredited.
Vac-Cooled within 30 Minutes
Our produce is vac-cooled within 30 minutes of harvest (dropping the leaf temperature to 2°C), resulting in extended shelf life and next to nil shrinkage.
A clear focus on greater technology that allows us to bag all products to a reduced plastic footprint per kg of salad.
Our wash and processing facilities are at the farm, reducing waste, transport costs and extending shelf life (fresher products for you).
Processing on Site
Our produce is harvested and triple washed to order, minimising waste and ensuring the freshest product is delivered to your table.
- Wide product growing beds and efficient watering
- Harvested on order – no wastage
- Processing at the farm – maximise freshness
- Farming at scale for greater efficiency
- Reduced packaging
Dicky Bill Australia run two farms totalling over 1,100 acres in Queensland and Victoria which allows the supply of high quality leafy salad vegetables, ready herbs and salad kits and bowls for 12 months of the year.
Both sites have processing/washroom facilities on-site, with the capability to triple wash and package in excess of 40 tonnes of loose leaf salads per week.
Our Summer production is done out of our Maffra farm in East Gippsland, Victoria, which sits on just over 700 acres with beautiful sandy loam soil. While vegetables are grown all year round in Maffra, the main season runs from September to May.
Dicky Bill’s Winter production comes from our Drinan farm which enjoys close to 500 acres for vegetable production. Located to the west of Bundaberg in Queensland, the property boasts extremely reliable irrigation water with a temperate climate over the winter months making it great for vegetable production. The main leafy salad vegetable season runs from May to October.