About Us

"So naturally fresh!"

Premium Fresh

Established some 55 years ago, Premium Fresh Tasmania is a privately owned vegetable farming and processing operation.  The company's packing facility operates on the same site as the original family farm that was established over 60 years ago. The Ertler family continue to work in senior operational roles throughout the business today. Premium Fresh is proud to be associated with Barden Produce. Barden is an Australian family owned & operated vegetable business with operations in QLD, NSW & VIC.
The company establishes partnerships with over 80 individual landholders every year who are painstakingly selected to ensure good crop rotations and provide land offering the best growing conditions available across the north of Tasmania.

All aspects of crop production on each property are managed by Premium Fresh Tasmania. Premium Fresh Tasmania personnel prepare the land, plant and nurture the vegetables and then harvest each crop with company-owned machinery.

Each crop is then transported back to the centrally-located packing facility at Forth to be diligently graded and packed prior to dispatch. Complete control of all processes from the field to the packing shed assures quality standards are always maintained. It also allows the opportunity to dispatch our products within hours of having been harvested. Partnerships with quality accredited transport providers also ensure our product reaches its destination in perfect condition, whether it is across Bass Strait or across the world.

At Premium Fresh Tasmania the emphasis has always been on meeting and exceeding customer expectations. This philosophy has driven the company to be leaders in product development and the use of innovative technologies from around the world.

We will continue to focus on the quality and sustainability of our products, our practices and our people. We are - Premium Fresh.



49th Aus Export Awards - Finalist49th Australian Export Awards
National Finalist – Regional Exporter Award
Australian Trade Commission & Aust. Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Tasmanian Export Awards
Winner – Regional Exporter of the Year
Tasmanian Government


The Advocate Awards for Excellence
Winner � Diversity in Employment
Devonport City Promotions


Tasmanian Export Awards
Winner � Emerging Exporter Award
Tasmanian Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts


Australian Training Awards
Award for Excellence in the Agri-Food Industry
Australian Department of Education, Science and Training


Tasmanian Training Awards
Winner � Employer of the Year Award
Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


North West Commerce and Industry Awards
Finalist - Agribusiness 
Devonport Chamber of Commerce and Industry & MST Workplace Solutions