Sales are going nuts

THE growth Richmond’s Coaldale Walnuts has experienced as a result of the Seedlab program has seen it take on nuts from another grower this season to fill demand.

Coaldale has more than doubled its product this year with walnuts from Flexmore Park at Penna.

“We’ve always sold out of our own walnuts halfway through the year,” said Coaldale Walnuts director Phil Dening.
“We hope to double production of pickled walnuts, harvested from our own orchard, in the New Year.”

Coaldale Walnuts in-shell nuts, kernel and pickled walnuts are available online from and from gourmet fresh food retailers statewide.

From Seedlab’s perspective, founder Hazel MacTavish-West said:

“We have been thrilled to watch not just the nuts grow, but also to observe family succession planning in action, with the move from South Australia to Tasmania of Sophie and Brad Milic and their young family to take over running the farm, letting Jane and Phil Dening take a few steps back.’’

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