WOMEN ON FARMS GATHERING 2019

FLAVORITE HYDROPONIC TOMATOES

Depart after lunch for a leisurely tour of the Flavorite complex on the outskirts of Warragul.  Upon arrival the tour will be met by IPM Manager Karen Swanepoel who will give a presentation on the various aspects to producing their premium vine ripened tomatoes, capsicums, cucumbers and eggplants. Most of us will have eaten Flavorite produce which is available year round.

You will be guided through their expansive greenhouse systems which are highly automated using computer technology to control conditions such as heating, water use, conservation and recycling systems. Growing mediums, nutrients, plant selection, integrated pest management, environmental sustainability are all key to producing their quality produce.  Please wear walking shoes.

If time permits, we’ll return via Yarragon Village and you can browse the arts & crafts shops.

TOUR DEPARTS – 1:30pm