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Our Story…

A family run business committed to supplying quality gourmet produce Australia wide.

Pocket Herbs is nestled in the hills of beautiful Burringbar, in the Northern Rivers of NSW. The farm supplies wholesale agents, providores and retailers across Australia; and is HACCP, HARPS and Freshcare accredited, guaranteeing customers and end consumers high-quality produce, year-round.

Microgreens, gourmet leaves, rare edibles and native and non-native bush foods are grown commercially on-site in a purpose-built hydroponic system. We grow our products in controlled environment greenhouses covering 0.4 hectares, and use sustainable agricultural practices, some of which include:

 

  • The collection and 100% use of rainwater
  • Recycling of water through our growing system, using as much as 10 times less water than traditional field farming
  • Use of rechargeable electric machinery
  • No fungicides, or chemical pesticides used on any crops
  • Solar PV panels on-site, meaning most of the energy we use is renewable
  • Use of non-GMO seed
  • Adoption of Integrated Pest Management practices

Iain and Mandy Reynolds began supplying Microgreens to local providores and the Brisbane foodservices market in 2008. The family run business began as a backyard project, just outside of Byron Bay. Iain’s passion for growing and background in engineering, underpins the use of technology alongside sustainable agricultural practices.

Today, Pocket Herbs offers a wide range of produce in addition to living microgreens, and employs approx. 25 people, making it one of the largest employers in the Southern Tweed Shire.

We now supply product to providores and wholesale agents in Brisbane, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Pocket Herbs was approached by Coles Supermarkets in May 2020, and now supplies over 300 stores in NSW and QLD.

Meet the Team

Leon

Sales & Operations Manager

Leon has worked for Pocket Herbs for more than 4 years. He is solution-focused and always happy to help. Leon is the first point of contact for existing and new customers, and is responsible for the operation of the farm day-to-day.

Lily

Marketing & Admin Manager

If you ring the farm, you’ll probably speak to Lily! Managing sponsorship, PR and marketing activity, Lily also supports the team with the administration side of things and supports Leon in the day-to-day operation of the farm.

Brad

Production Manager Microgreens

Brad is our microgreens super hero. Brad oversees the production and packing of microgreens, he is also responsible for the research and development of the range.

Shaun

Production Lead Bush Food

Shaun has been involved in our growth of Bush Foods since the beginning, he is an integral part of our team with an abundance of horticultural experience and knowledge.

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