Mountain Harvest Foods
LOCAL FOOD LEADERS
Mountain Harvest Foods is a family run business that has been passed down through four generations. The business began in 1929 with Savergio Gallant, who has inspired a passion through his future family generations to continue in the potato farming industry.
In previous decades, the family struggled with the increasing pressures to remain viable in farming, with the costs of labour and equipment increasing and the competition of imported produce driving down the sale price.
In 2010 the family entrepreneur and qualified engineer, Anthony, developed the idea of expanding into food manufacturing co-located on site with farming to maximise the use of quality produce that supermarkets were rejecting due to strict specifications on their products. He appealed to his sister and qualified psychologist, Christina, to join the business journey. Anthony has designed and internally constructed the majority of the manufacturing equipment, which has improved flexibility, quality control and led to an 80% reduction in raw material wastage and use of packaging materials.
Mountain harvest operates from core values of promoting access to quality, seasonal produce in Gembrook, protecting the regional ecosystem and supporting the local economy through job creation.
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