Latest News & Media

Video Production at Tripod Farmers Sunraysia

Video production at Tripod Farmers Group kicked off this week in the early hours in the Sunraysia region. The crisp winter mornings were perfect for capturing the fields in North Victoria at their best. Stay tuned for further developments!

Salad leaves with olive oil may protect from high blood pressure









A new study on the health benefits of salad leaves has found that the combination of olive oil and leafy greens may protect us from high blood pressure.

The full article on Australian Food News is available here.

Wash n’ Toss Watercress on MKR

We are proud to announce that Tripod Farmers Wash n’ Toss Watercress featured on My Kitchen Rules on March 24th during the food truck challenge. The white team served up Grilled Moreton Bay Bugs with Citrus Salad featuring Watercress leaves while the black team made Salt Cured Spanish Mackerel with Watercress Salad and Wasabi Mayonnaise.

Pick up a packet of Wash n’ Toss Watercress today and see if you can create a winning dish.

Australian Ascent

Recently Tripod Farmers featured in American publication Fresh Cut.

The piece looks at the growth of Tripod  over the years and how we have managed to remain at the forefront of the salad industry.

The full article is available here:

Tripod Farmers in the Media!

Tripod in the media Tripod Farmers Production Manager and 4th Generation family member Frank Ruffo Jnr (Frankie) was recently featured in The Weekly Times.

In the article Frankie speaks about his time in New Zealand at the Produce Marketing Associations emerging leaders program and his hopes for the future of Tripod Farmers.

The full article is available here:

Baby Kale

Another exciting addition to Tripod Farmers range of gourmet salads is Baby Kale. Currently available in 100gm punnet, Kale is packed full of vitamins and minerals. Having long been heralded as a super food we are thrilled to be able to share it with our customers.

National Family Business Day

This month on the 19th of September Tripod Farmers Group celebrated National Family Business day. With a farming business now in its fourth generation, Tripod is proud to be a part of the Family Business Sector, which currently employs 50% of the Australian workforce. For more information on the Family Business Sector please visit

Tripod Farmers guarantees our products are free from genetic modification.









At Tripod Farmers we pride ourselves on being accountable to our customers and on the integrity of our products. We can guarantee our customers that all of our produce is naturally grown and free from genetic modification.

Tripod add Imperial Mandarins to the range

Tripod Farmers Group have now added citrus fruits to their range of farm fresh products with Imperial Mandarins. These delicious fruits are now available at the Melbourne Market. Come check out our stand at 542 Footscray Rd, West Melbourne.

Tripod Farmers featured on Masterchef – The Professionals

Last nights episode of Masterchef featured Tripod Farmers and Sales Director, Joe Ruffo. Some of the remaining contestants visited Tripod’s rocket fields to harvest fresh rocket for their competition dish. Catch the episode by following this link.








Tripod features as part of Masterchef’s ‘Best of Australian Produce’ segment

The Masterchef team also did a feature with Joe as part of their ‘Best of Australian Produce’ segment on our soft peppery rocket, which can be seen here.








Tripod in Sunraysia

Tripod Farmers is now farming an extra 1200 acres of land in the beautiful Sunraysia region of Victoria. The new property allows us to expand our salad growing operation and produce our own Sunraysia grown citrus.

Farmers in the making at Maffra Show

Children from the Maffra Primary School getting involved at the Tripod Farmers planting sessions at the Maffra Show. October 2012.

Burke’s Backyard features Wasabi Salad

Tripod Farmers’ Wasabi Salad features in the November issue of the Burke’s Backyard magazine.

Have you experienced Wasabi Salad?

AUSVEG grower of the year – Frank Ruffo

Tripod co-founder and owner/director, Frank Ruffo has been awarded the 2012 AUSVEG  grower of the year. Just another reason to try our award winning produce today.







Tripod tells “The Journey of Salads” on Food to Eat

Journey of Salads

Bev Vahland from meets up with Frank Ruffo, managing director of Tripod Farmers in Bacchus Marsh Victoria, Australia. Frank takes Bev through his amazing natural lettuce crops and explains about his international business.

PMA Fresh Connections 2012

Tripod Farmers will be exhibiting at the PMA Fresh connections Trade Show at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre June 26-28 2012. We will be showcasing our latest varieties and our commitment to fresh, quality produce.

The Good Food and Wine Show 2012

Look out for Tripod Farmers at the 2012 Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show from 1 -3 June. We will be featured at the Love My Salad stand. Come by for a taste!

Tripod’s latest varieties

Tripod is pleased to announce it’s two newest varieties to the Wash n’Toss range; Watercress and Mache.

Already selling like hot cakes, these gourmet additions add flavor, colour and amazing nutritional value to your favourite meals. Try some today and stay tuned for great recipe ideas.

Love My Salad – Runners up at Innovation Award

Social salad network, Love my Salad came runner up in the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2012. Tripod Farmers are regular contributors to this online forum for salad enthusiasts. To read more click here.

The Minister for Water visits Tripod Farmers

Minister for Water, the Hon Peter Walsh MP, toured the Tripod Farmers facilities on 24/01/12 . Discussing the issues facing local farmers in the community, Mr Walsh addressed the focus of water supply with regards to the affect of the latest weather on Farmers.

Great reasons to eat Radicchio

Radicchio is a nutritious addition to a healthy diet.

Click here to view US Top ten health reasons to eat Radicchio

Tripod wins CHAF award







Tripod Farmers were recently awarded the CHAF Rural Finance Innovations in Agribusiness Award 2011.

The award goes to the farmer, forester, processor or marketer within the CHAF region who is able to demonstrate how their business can add value to the agribusiness sector by applying new or innovative practices.

Tripod Farmers features on “Food To Eat” program

Food To Eat is a culinary concept show following ingredients from inception to kitchen. Tripod Farmers’ produce recently featured on an episode:

Wasabi Salad – as seen on MasterChef Australia

We are proud to announce that our Wasabi Salad product featured on MasterChef Australia on the 20th of July, in the Mystery Box Challenge.
To try this taste sensation, click here to find the Wasabi Salad stockist nearest to you.

See Tripod at Taste of Melbourne 15-18 Sept 2011

Taste of Melbourne 2011

Tripod Farmers will be exhibiting at Taste of Melbourne 2011.
Come and visit our stand to sample some tasty salads.

Tripod Farmers & Good Food and Wine Show 2011

Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show – see you there.

Look out for Tripod Farmers at the 2011 Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show from 3 -5 June. Stand F17.

What’s the latest hot thing in the Melbourne fine dining scene? Wasabi Salad

Melbourne’s leading fine dining restaurants love Tripod Farmers new Wasabi Salad. Stay tuned for more news about this exciting product as seed production of this variety grows in the coming months.

Awards for excellence – AUSVEG awards

Tripod Farmers is a finalist for the 2010 AUSVEG awards for excellence in 2 categories.

Head of State meets head of lettuce

Professor David De Kretser AC, Governor of Victoria attends a site tour of Tripod Farmers

Award winners

Tripod Farmers wins the 2009 NAB Primary Producer of the Year Award.