Dick Smith picks our fruit

FRUIT from the Derwent Valley is set for a return to Australian tables as the key ingredients of a new range of jams being launched by Dick Smith Foods. Today’s issue of the Sunday Tasmanian reports that the Clark family farm at Westerway will supply raspberries and blackberries for Dick Smith’s “Magnificent Australian Grown Foods”.

This is a welcome return to the heyday of smallfruit growing in the Derwent Valley. For generations, local growers supplied fruit to Sir Henry Jones for jam-making at his IXL factory in Hobart. In 1923 Sir Henry established a processing plant in Stephen St, New Norfolk, to pulp fruit for export to England. The building is now home to New Norfolk Timber.

Congratulations to the Clark family of Westerway.

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