SWANPORT HARVEST is an innovative, quality assured horticultural company located at Swanport near Murray Bridge, South Australia, 80kms east of Adelaide.
The property is situated on the banks of the Murray River from which it draws it’s water for irrigation. It is one of the very few places in Australia where lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower can be grown year-round.
Swanport Harvest was established in the early 1960’s by Italian immigrants Maria & Charlie Ruggiero as a small market garden supplying a variety of fresh produce to the local and Adelaide markets.
Today, director Don Ruggiero, who took over the property from his parents in the early 1990’s, along with his wife Kathy have continued the success of this family owned and operated company. They have successfully shifted the focus of Swanport Harvest to more value added products such as lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower, creating a more viable business for the future.
Swanport Harvest is an innovative company of vision. Its forward thinking heralds a dramatic change in the way fresh produce is presented in todays market. The primary focus of this thrust is Swanport Harvest’s key brand, STAYCRISP Premium Lettuce, the wrapped lettuce that stays crisp longer.
By producing a successfully branded range of salad and vegetable products and ensuring the highest quality possible, buyers are guaranteed a better product – one that is convenient, creates less wastage, stays fresher longer and is more consistent.
Swanport Harvest are the largest growers of lettuce and broccoli in South Australia.