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We believe Aussie farmers grow some of the best fruit and veg in the world. That’s why Coles has an Australian First Sourcing Policy. In fact, all our bananas, apples, tomatoes, carrots and many more are 100% Aussie, 100% of the time!
However, with the recent extreme weather, some Aussie farmers are finding it tough to supply exactly the same fruit and veg that they are famous for.
While some fruit and veg may be smaller than usual, slightly out of shape, or have some cosmetic blemishes, Coles remains committed to our Aussie First Sourcing policy.
Because the best way to support our Aussie farmers, is to continue to buy Aussie fruit and veg.
"Fresh Select and Coles share a passion for Australian-grown produce and we are proud to be part of
Coles’ Australian-first sourcing policy"
As an Australian company, we love supporting other Australian businesses. To do this, we
pride ourselves on having an Australian First Sourcing Policy, which means we source
from Aussie Farms First.
In fact, 96% of our fresh produce is Australian sourced*. So what about the
other 4%? Well sometimes we simply have to import it from overseas. For example, we do
We do all this because we think we’re lucky enough to produce some of the best
food in the world! And it’s good to know whenever you visit your local Coles,
you’re supporting local growers from around the country.
*Percentage based on total purchases from 25/6/18-30/6/19 and is subject to seasonal change
Des and Paula Chapman have been farming in Gumlu, Queensland for over 35 years. Their farm,
Rocky Ponds Produce, has been a direct supplier to Coles for more than 15 years, supplying
quality produce including capsicums, pumpkins, honeydew melons, rockmelons and more.
As you can imagine, it’s a big operation. And thanks to Coles, in July 2016 the fruit and
vegetable farm received a $400,000 grant from the Coles Nurture Fund to install a
state-of-the-art nursery, enhancing productivity by up to 20%.
Coles launched the $50 million Nurture Fund in April 2015 to help small businesses
innovate and grow. Since then, we have offered more than $19 million in grants or
interest-free loans to help fund the development of new market-leading products,
technologies and processes.
For Rocky Ponds Produce this nursery includes energy efficient motors and fully
computerised irrigation and fertigation systems. As part of this, electronic probes
in the soil monitor soil health and the team can control specifications like water
and fertiliser allowing better control of fruit size and sweetness. ‘New technology
is something we’re really passionate about because it’s beneficial for the whole
industry’, says Des, ‘this is the future of farming.’
Fresh Select is one of our major suppliers of quality Aussie produce, ranging from iceberg
lettuce to cauliflower.
With farms across four growing regions in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and
Queensland, Fresh Select ensures premium quality products are grown as local as possible.
A supplier with strong grower relationships and a commitment to bringing exciting
innovation to Coles, Fresh Select in conjunction with the Samwell family located in
the Adelaide Hills, helped Coles launch Kalettes in 2017. A hybrid between kale and
brussels sprouts, look out for this product in store during the winter months.
Try a tray bake twist on the classic potato rosti.
Working with the RSPCA, we offer a range of humanely farmed chickens, grown on
farms that must meet strict animal welfare standards and provide an enriched
environment for chickens to grow.
We’ve worked with our farmers and suppliers to ensure all Coles Brand fresh pork
is sow stall-free and free from artificial growth promotants.
We believe you can’t rush quality. So we’ve partnered with expert French baker,
Laurent Boillon, to create our Coles Finest 30 Hour Sourdough Range.
Right across the store, from seafood in the deli to frozen fish in the freezers,
all Coles Brand seafood is responsibly sourced – so whatever you buy, you’ll
always know you’re making a better choice for our oceans.