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On the Land

4 December, 2021

Pinata awarded for excellence

FAMILY-owned and operated farming business Piñata Farms, which has properties in the Mareeba area, has won the inaugural Food and Agribusiness Excellence Award at the Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence and Innovation Awards 2021.

Managing director Gavin Scurr said the business was established as a single pineapple farm by his grandfather in the 1960s. 

He paid tribute to all Piñata Farms' employees – based on farms from Darwin to Hobart – who worked tirelessly to deliver quality Piñata pineapples, strawberries, Honey Gold mangoes and raspberries to market throughout the year. 

The nationally focussed fresh fruit business is Australia’s largest pineapple grower, a leading multi-fruit producer and grows four fresh lines over more than 1000 hectares around Australia, employing more than 70 people and a seasonal workforce of up to 500 each year.

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