News

Jade Shares His Journey Towards Literacy

September 6, 2016

Jade was one of the first of our employees to put his hand up to join the 26TEN Adult literacy program when it was introduced to the business in 2015. He was working in the processing factory as a bag operator at the time and recognised that his literacy and communications skills were holding him back. […]

Adult Literacy Program Empowers Employees

August 17, 2016

Today, Houston’s Farm was honoured by a visit from Her Excellency, the Governor of Tasmania, Professor Kate Warner and Mr Warner. The visit provided an opportunity for Her Excellency to meet with organisers and participants of an adult literacy program, 26TEN. The program which is funded by the Tasmanian Government, focusses on individual language, literacy, numeracy and […]

Keeping Up With The Trends

July 27, 2016

This week Houston’s hosted a luncheon and tour with Rabobank representatives, including (Netherlands) Industry Analyst, Cindy Van Rijswick, an expert in fresh produce and supply chain management. Of particular interest to Houston’s Farm were trends for convenience products in the fresh category of UK and European markets.  

New Hearty Stir Fry Hits The Shelves

June 15, 2016

A delicious, versatile Stir Fry Salad with Baby Leaf and vegetable shreds has joined the Houston’s range. AVAILABLE NOW FROM YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT STORE! This hearty blend of baby greens and vegetable shreds is the perfect accompaniment to a winter meal.   Check out our recipe page and see how versatile this mix is and how easy it […]

$50,000 of Fresh Produce Donated to Flood Victims

June 10, 2016

The floods in Northern Tasmania, the closure of the Devonport Port and non-sailing of TT line (The Spirit of Tasmania) has meant that Houston’s has been unable to transport over 3000 cartons of salad  out of Tasmania to mainland customers. So rather than sell off the produce cheaply or have it go to waste, Houston’s decided to donate these […]

Our thoughts are with those affected by floods

June 7, 2016

Located in the south of the state, Houston’s Farm has not been directly impacted by flooding which has devastated some farms in the North. Having harvested crops in advance of heavy rains, the main challenge for Houston’s at present is the non-sailing of TT line and consequent delay in delivery of product to our mainland […]

Houston’s Farm launches new Complete Salad Bowl

May 11, 2016

NEW addition to Houston’s Farm range of salad bowls sold exclusively through Woolworths This delicious winter salad is the latest edition to the current Houston’s Farm convenient Salad Bowl range. It combines the peppery warmth of rocket, herb-infused roasted pumpkin, fetta and the nutty texture of sunflower seeds with a creamy lemon and herb dressing. […]

Salmonella NOT associated with our products

February 4, 2016

A food safety recall has been initiated today for specific Coles and Woolworths private-label fresh-cut salad products. Consumers need to be reassured that while Houston’s Farm supplies both supermarket chains, the affected products are produced by a Victorian company, not Houston’s Farm. In 25 years of fresh-cut salad production, Houston’s has never had a case […]

Houston’s Celebrates 25 years of Farming Lettuce at New Forcett Farm

April 22, 2015

Anthony Houston his family and staff were joined by Industry leaders, representatives from State and Federal Government and by the CEO of Woolworths, Grant O’Brien for the opening of a new farm at Forcett in Tasmania. It was an opportunity to look back over the success and growth of a Tasmanian family business and to […]

Houston’s Gains Platinum EnviroVeg Status

August 19, 2014

Houston’s Farm is the first agricultural business in Tasmania and one of a small handful of businesses Australia wide to  achieve the prestigious ‘Platinum’ level of EnviroVeg, the highest level awarded. EnviroVeg is a newly-launched voluntary program which gives growers recognition for their environmental practices. The program is managed by industry body, AUSVEG and is verified by an independent auditor. […]