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Desert Fruit Company

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The Desert Fruit Company is a cooperatively owned, worker run, Australian date farm. We are located south east of Alice Springs just shy of the edge of the Simpson Desert.


Tamara Plantation was established in 1991 by Jim and Trudi Luedi and was run by Dave Berrick between 2006 and 2013. Since 2014, the farm has been managed by members of the Co-operative. Workers receive an hourly wage for their labour with any profits being re-invested into the farm to create a sustainable business.

Our goal is to make our farm an exemplar of sustainable and regenerative agriculture, an egalitarian and stimulating work environment and a profitable, remote business. And of course, to sell the very, very best Australian dates!

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