Harris Farm Markets officially opened their Clayfield, Brisbane store recently and in a coup for Queensland milk lovers, offered customers the chance to buy Maleny Dairies’ famous full cream Guernsey milk on tap.
«We are extremely proud of our on tap milk offering given it champions the dairy farmer and their local area,» Harris Farm Markets co-CEO Tristan Harris said.
«It’s how milk is supposed to be, and taste!»
Multi-award-winning Maleny Dairies on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, is owned by Ross and Sally Hopper, whose family began farming the land in 1948.
«We are very excited that Harris Farm is prepared to support our great dairy products and, in turn, support Queensland dairy farmers and our Queensland dairy industry well into the future,» the pair said.
The family-owned Harris Farm Markets will open two stores in Brisbane, beginning with Clayfield before opening a store at West Village in West End mid-next year.
Harris Farm Markets have operated for over 40 years.
The two Brisbane stores will offer produce from more than 300 Queensland growers, creators and producers.
«The Clayfield store is now home to the best in fruit and vegetables, including an organic produce section and a leaderboard of Queensland strawberries and mangoes, as well as a gourmet grocery section of boutique local products, an extensive deli and offering of more than 200 cheeses, a bakery section with the best breads from sourdough to brioche, and a premium meat selection,» Mr Harris said.
Sustainability is a driver for the business.
In addition to a wide range of the best local produce, Harris Farms Markets also celebrates imperfect picks in every store.
«This is the seasonal produce that might not look perfect on the outside but are as perfect as ever on the inside,» Mr Harris said.
«Imperfect picks helps reduce the astonishing statistic that 25 per cent of farmers’ crops currently never leave the farm gate simply because they may not look ‘normal’, and do not meet the visual specifications of some consumers and supermarkets.
«This means every time someone buys an imperfect pick, they are helping us take more of our farmer’s crops, helping to reduce food wastage and most importantly, saving 50 per cent at the checkout.»