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Just Avocados is pleased to announce that Far North Packers will provide avocado packing services for Just Avocados suppliers from the 2018-19 season.

“We are excited to be working with Tom [Clark] and his team and looking forward to the capability and service they will provide our local suppliers,” says Jarrod Redwood, GM Operations and Grower Services for Just Avocados.

The Kaitaia-based packhouse has been in operation since the 1990s and is not exclusively affiliated to any one exporter.

“I’m happy to have Just Avocados and their suppliers on board, it’s a great boost for the business and staff,” says Tom Clark who is the second generation of the Clark family to run the avocado packing facility.

The 2018-19 avocado season will represent the largest volume that Just Avocados has marketed from Far North suppliers to date following strong financial returns in 2017-18 and the acquisition by parent company Darling Group of a number of orchards in the area.

Just Avocados Far North suppliers have welcomed the news.

“Our suppliers want to support local business and are keen to develop a close relationship with the packhouse,” says Jarrod.

Just Avocados holds regular field days in the Far North and is looking forward to presenting these to growers in conjunction with Far North Packers.

“Providing the best information to our suppliers about increasing their orchard productivity and consistency of yields is something we are passionate about; field days are one way that we communicate this information to our growers and we look forward to hosting these with our new packing partner Far North Packers,” says Jarrod.