Eric Carney

Eric CarneyEric Carney
Director CQ
Eric grew up on an avocado farm in WA and has been involved in avocado farming since 2002. He was a grower and packer with his parents at Avocado Ridge and SuperPak. After selling Avocado Ridge/SuperPak to Costa, Eric stayed on as operations manager of the 60,0000 tree operation. A couple years down the track, Eric decided to return to family farming and with his wife and son, has recently developed a property planting Shepard, Hass and macadamia trees.

I love that avocados are a “superfood”, how great they are nutritionally and allow for great versatility that no other food can replicate. From a farming aspect – it can be long hours during the main season, but the trade off is that there is usually some quieter times where we can spend time together and enjoy life. I also enjoy learning new things and I feel that everyday we refine, we improve and learn more. I believe the Australian avocado industry’s future is strong – demand will remain strong both globally and locally as more and more people become aware of the nutritional benefits as well as the taste and flavour that avocados poses.

Contact Details
Address: Childers QLD
Mobile: 0403 917 769
Email: e.carney@avocado.org.au

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