our story

At Kalfresh Vegetables we’re passionate about growing healthy, nutritious, fresh vegetables, packed with flavour.

We’re generational farmers who innovate to grow the healthiest, tastiest, nutrient-rich crops we can, with the least impact on the earth.
Kalfresh is a vertically-integrated business, focused on farming, processing and marketing fresh vegetables. We control all stages of the seed to shelf journey.

The business was established in 1992 by father and son, Barry & Robert Hinrichsen.
Their vision was to unite local growers under one brand, market the Fassifern Valley’s produce collectively, and provide customers with a one-stop shop for their produce needs.
Kalfresh is now one of Queensland’s leading vegetable production companies, with interests in five geographically-diverse locations to enable year round supply.

The Kalfresh team of farmers boasts generations of skill and knowledge to ensure the produce available to customers is the best it can be.

Our Mission

Kalfresh Vegetables is a business founded by farmers for the sustainability of farming families.

Our mission is to create a better farming future for our community, consumers and the environment.

The mission is at the heart of our operations and guides our decisions.

We continually seek to innovate, adapt and grow to keep pace with a changing marketplace and be industry leaders.

our team

Kalfresh Vegetables is a business founded by farmers for the sustainability of farming families.

Our mission is to create a better farming future for our community, consumers and the environment.

The mission is at the heart of our operations and guides our decisions.

We continually seek to innovate, adapt and grow to keep pace with a changing marketplace and be industry leaders.

Richard Gorman
Richard Gorman
CEO & SHAREHOLDER

When you meet Richard you’ll immediately sense his passion for produce. He joined Kalfresh in 1994 and has helped grow the business since then.

As CEO Richard guides the day-to-day strategy and is focused on providing customers consistent, reliable year-round vegetable supply, while ensuring QLD farming families thrive.

Rob Hinrichsen
Rob Hinrichsen
FOUNDING DIRECTOR & SHAREHOLDER

Rob is a third generation farmer who, with his father Barry, had the vision to unite Scenic Rim growers and their produce under one brand to enable improved productivity, better products and industry expansion.

In July 2016 Rob was named AUSVEG Grower of the Year in recognition of the innovations he has made in the paddock to improve sustainability and soil health.

David Krause
David Krause
CFO & SHAREHOLDER

David joined Kalfresh with nearly two decades of experience in corporate finance and agribusiness with BDO.

He grew up on the family dairy farm and has been involved in the Queensland beef industry for many years.

David oversees the financial management and reporting of the business.

 

Angus Stainlay
Angus Stainlay
DIRECTOR

Angus is our key contact with growing partners and co-ordinates the annual cropping calendar, plantings and harvest.

He first joined Kalfresh in 1998, and later sought experience overseas, interstate and in the central markets, before rejoining Kalfresh in 2006. 

Wayne Adcock
Wayne Adcock
COO

Wayne joined Kalfresh in 2017 as the Chief Operations Officer, with extensive experience working in the gas and energy industries.

He is a skilled technical operations manager and guides our teams in the packing and processing facility.

Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
SALES DIRECTOR

Chris is a skilled produce manager and trader and has been with Kalfresh since 2011, joining as our first graduate program recipient. He has worked in most parts of our business and understands all aspects of the supply chain, from paddock to pack.

cooper@kalfresh.com.au

Tracey Campbell
Tracey Campbell
SALES MANAGER
ORGANICS

Tracey manages our busy Certified Organic produce sales, and conventional baby capsicums

Tracey first joined us in dispatch and understands of all parts of the production chain.

traceyc@kalfresh.com.au

Emily Green
Emily Green
ASSISTANT SALES MANAGER
ORGANICS

Emily joined Kalfresh mid 2022, straight from university where she graduated with a Bachelor of Agribusiness. 

She works with Tracey in our rapidly-expanding organics business and grew up on an apple farm in Stanthorpe.

emily.green@kalfresh.com.au

Thomas Stephens
Thomas Stephens
ASSISTANT CATEGORY MANAGER
HARD PRODUCE

Thomas spent 15 years in retail management with chain stores prior to joining Kalfresh. He has worked across bakery, grocery and store management and has a commerce degree.

He works closely with Chris to manage carrot, onion and pumpkin supply and sales.

thomas.stephens@kalfresh.com.au

 

Mark Lanfear
Mark Lanfear
QUALITY, PEOPLE & SYSTEMS MANAGER

Mark has 25 years experience working in Quality Assurance in the United Kingdom across a range of food products, from fresh pizza to confectionary and butter. He has a degree in Food Science and Technology and post-grad qualifications in Advanced HACCP and Food Safety. Mark leads our quality assurance team and is also responsible for people management and sytems across Kalbar and Bowen.

Darren & Gavin Beutel
Darren & Gavin Beutel
KALFRESH TRANSPORT

Brothers Gavin and Darren run Kalfresh’s transport and logistics operation. They’ve been trucking most of their lives and their team now features the next generation, Kane Beutel.

Tom Hunt
Tom Hunt
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Tom is our go-to guy on the floor of the factory and is widely known as Mr ‘get things done’. He’s been working in the produce sector since his mid teens and joined Kalfresh in 2008. He’s worked his way through most facets of the business and spent three seasons establishing our operations in Bowen.

Robyn Muller
Robyn Muller
DISPATCH MANAGER

Robyn runs our busy dispatch office, with the assistance of an excellent team – Sandra, Nerissa, Jade, Sarah and Sora.
This is the activity hub of our business and runs smoothly thanks to this fabulous team.

dispatch@kalfresh.com.au

Minjin Lee (MJ)
Minjin Lee (MJ)
PROCESSING

MJ manages our busy medium and high-care vegetable processing rooms.
Since joining Kalfresh in 2010 MJ has worked in our carrot, bean and pumpkin production teams and now oversees our fresh cut vegetable business.

Craig Dingle
Craig Dingle
AGRICULTURAL DIRECTOR

Craig joined Kalfresh’s graduate program and quickly worked his way to the position of Agricultural Director. He’s at the heart of our crop planning and execution across multiple regions, including the Scenic Rim, Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley.
Craig plans and manages annual crop planting schedule for approximately 2000-acres of farmland.
He grew up on his family’s Bundaberg sugarcane farm and studied Agribusiness and Applied Science (Agronomy) at UQ.

Justin Kim
Justin Kim
WORKFORCE PLANNER

Justin sources and manages our seasonal workforce.

If you are interested in seasonal employment opportunities with Kalfresh please email Justin careers@kalfresh.com.au

Jane Miles
Jane Miles
CUSTOMER FOCUS
Tracey Rieck
Tracey Rieck
KALFRESH HARVESTING
Albert Wibawa
Albert Wibawa
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

where to buy

Kalfresh sells vegetables to a wide range of customers around Australia and oversees.

You’ll find our produce in supermarkets, fruit & vegetable shops, on menus in fast-food outlets, cafes, clubs and pubs.

They’re also in soups, sauces – and even pet food.

 

LOOK OUT FOR OUR BRANDS ON SHELVES

 

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Carrots, green beans, onions, Corn, pumpkin & prepared produce

BABY CAPSICUMS, GREEN BEANS & PUMPKIN

CARROT STICKS & CARROT SHRED, EXCLUSIVE To WOOLWORTHS supermarkets

BRIGHT & COLOURFUL SWEET BABY CAPSICUMS. PERFECT FOR SNACKING, SALADS, PIZZAS & DIPPING

FIND US

Our farm and factory base is a 200ha site in the Scenic Rim, at Kalbar on the Cunningham Highway in the fertile Fassifern Valley.

Kalfresh also farms in the Lockyer Valley, Darling Downs, Stanthorpe and in Liston.

We’re in a joint venture with the Jurgens family in Bowen to create Vee Jays-Kalfresh Produce. It’s here on the Whitsunday Coast that we’ve developed a consistently strong winter cropping calendar, a Certified Organics program and a baby capsicum program.

This geographic diversity enables 12-month supply of most crops and provides greater water and weather security.

Kalbar Vegetables

6206 Cunningham Highway
Kalbar