The Horsford Family
In 1966 my Grandfather John first planted his first Bananas on the rich volcanic Mena Creek soils and that same year he packed his inaugural crop. In 1978 my father Lance began working on the farm on a full-time basis at the age of 17. Lance farmed with John until 1991, when he broke out on his own and purchased thirty-five acres bordering the Horsford home farm. Since then Lance has expanded the original farm and purchased several other farms and now farms 215 acres of bananas with his two sons, my brother Kris and myself (Mick).
Three generations of Horsford’s have farmed this land, and we practice sustainable farming to ensure that future generations are able to continue the family tradition. Our focus is on growing and supplying the highest quality Bananas fifty-two weeks a year. The Horsford family currently have 22 local employees and there are now four generations living on the farm, Granddad and Grandma (John and Betty), Dad and Mum (Lance and Julie) and my wife Emma and myself, along with our daughter Charlie. Charlie will be given every opportunity to carry on the Horsford tradition of growing great bananas.