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Our Story

Tripod Farmers is a family business of fourth generation farmers producing fresh, premium quality salads and vegetables for major and independent supermarkets and wholesale grocers.

Our story began in 1989, on just 15 acres.

Today, we farm on 1,000 acres across multiple sites in Western Melbourne and Gippsland and can call on a trusted network of growers who have the same passion for premium quality produce as we do. Our clients love our wide variety of premium quality produce.

Our customers love the convenience of our pre-packed range, which makes mealtime easy and healthy.

We’ve grown from humble beginnings. But we still farm with the same care and attention to detail that only a family-owned business can deliver.

Our Business

Tripod Farmers is proudly 100% Australian owned and grown. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of seed procurement in Australia, creating new trends in fresh salads.

Our product development team works closely with seed producers to create a unique taste experience.

Tripod Farmers operates multiple sites across two different regions of Victoria and owns multiple independent water sources. The size and scale of our operation means minimal supply risks to our customers and allows for short-notice increases to customer order volumes.

Our friendly staff are always accessible to you and will accommodate your needs wherever possible, making sure our high-quality produce is delivered to you fresh every day.

Our produce

  • Quality certified
  • Freshness guaranteed
  • No genetic modification
  • Year-round quality and supply
  • 100% Australian owned and grown
  • Field grown
  • No modified atmosphere
  • Shelf life validation tested

Our packaging

  • Recyclable plastic tray
  • Breathable film

Our Team

We’re third and fourth generation farmers with over 120 years of experience. Our team specialises in the production of gourmet lettuce and brings years of knowledge and passion to deliver you the best produce.
Angela Candeloro
Joint Managing Director
Carmel Candeloro
Joint Managing Director
Joseph Ruffo
General Manager
Frankie Ruffo
Farm Production Manager
Joseph (Hubba) Ruffo
Sales Manager – Wholesale Markets
Simon Raj
Chief Commercial Officer


Tripod Farmers currently employs people in roles such as planting, harvesting, packing, freight and delivery, sales, administration and finance.

We pride ourselves on treating our workforce, customers, suppliers and the environment with the utmost care and respect.

Joining the tripod team

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