Meet the Farmer

It is becoming increasingly important for consumers to know where their food is coming from –  not just where it is grown, but also who is producing it.

At Macadamias Australia we pride ourselves on being a ‘hands on’ family,

directly involved in all aspects of our business. At every stage of production, there is a member of the Steinhardt family lovingly guiding our macadamias through the supply chain, from tree to table.

Director Kevin Steinhardt, the youngest son of founders Ron and Marion, nurtures 60,000 seedlings in our nursery and oversees farm production across our 2000 acre orchard. Kevin, and his son Josh, have a solid understanding of soil nutrition and biology, using our own compost mix to retain moisture and produce the highest quality macadamias. With the assistance of our dedicated farm team, Kevin and Josh regularly produce high yielding crops. Kevin’s wife, Lisa joined the business in 2004 to head the laboratory. Lisa conducts the quality testing of our macadamia nuts, which ensures full traceability back to the harvested block.

Kevin Steinhardt

Trevor Steinhardt

Janelle Steinhardt

Director Trevor Steinhardt, the eldest son of Ron and Marion, manages our nut in shell post-harvest, from cracking to drying and value-adding. With a passion for engineering, Trevor has designed much of our innovative manufacturing process. His role also involves marketing the kernel for wholesale trade and export overseas.

Jason Steinhardt, one of Trevor’s three sons, works with our national sales manager and liaises with retail stockists, to expand our sales network and make our products readily available Australia wide.

Visitors to our Goodwood Road farm gate in Bundaberg are greeted by Sophie Steinhardt, the daughter of Kevin and Lisa. Sophie is our front office administrator, who packs and dispatches all our online retail orders for delivery to your door. Friendly and knowledgeable, Sophie is a keen tour guide for farm guests and enjoys providing tastings of our delicious nutty treats.

Janelle Gerry, the daughter and youngest child of Ron and Marion, is committed to uniting the Steinhardt family with a common purpose, a shared vision and clearly defined values. Janelle supports the establishment of the family and business governance framework, to develop the next generation of Steinhardt business leaders. As Director of Finance and Administration, Janelle leads the strategic direction of the business and is passionate about community and industry. She actively represents Macadamias Australia at local Bundaberg events and industry forums across Australia.

Janelle’s husband, Andrew, and their son, Luke, manage Farm Fresh Fine Foods, the Steinhardt Corporation’s other food manufacturing business.

Address

4625 Goodwood Road
Bundaberg QLD 4670 Australia

ABN – 34 639 628 676

Address

4625 Goodwood Road
Bundaberg QLD 4670 Australia

ABN – 34 639 628 676

Phone

Phone: 07 4159 7265
Fax: 07 4159 7460