Our Company

Hussey & Co, established in 1975, are renowned for producing Australia’s finest gourmet baby leaf salad mixes. We maintain a leading edge through our continual pursuit of excellence in quality, technology and customer service.

We aim to continually develop new and exciting baby leaf products that stand out in the market place and to remain innovators in horticulture. Our single most important objective is to provide all our customers with consistency great quality baby leaf all year round.

Our baby leaf is grown in pristine locations in Victoria in rich alluvial soils. All our products are naturally field grown out in the open air. Once harvested, the baby leaves are vacuum cooled on farm to enhance shelf life and are then transported to our processing facility. Our farms operate under the 'Freshcare certification'.

Our processing facility uses state-of-the-art technology with 'triple washing’, ‘air drying tunnels' and 'optical sorting' to ensure the highest quality products comply with the SQF (Safe Quality Foods) and HACCP accreditation.

Our entire system from farms to processing ensures only the most premium baby leaf products reach our consumers in the very best condition – ‘cold, clean and dry’.

Our philosophy

Our farms

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Newry, Bushy Park and Pearcedale

Grown in nutrient rich soils on the Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland regions, these growing climates have proven the perfect locations to grow the finest baby leaf salads. Our geographic spread insures consistency of supply all year round.

Our factory

Based on the Mornington Peninsula, our processing facility uses state of the art, industry leading technology which ensures premium supply of baby leaf salad all year round.

Quality Assurance

Hussey & Co strives to supply Australia’s Finest Quality Salad mixes all year round. Our commitment is given to customer service, quality and food safety by ensuring compliance with all codes of practice to guarantee Hussey’s accreditations are maintained.

  • Our regular micro testing ensures a clean and safe product.
  • With food safety being our highest priority, we continue to operate under SQF accreditation and HACCP food safety principles.
  • We are Freshcare certified.
  • Our annual audits are carried out by independent auditors.
  • Our product has a shelf life of 12 to 14 days if kept refrigerated at 2 – 4°C.

Current relationships

Australia’s largest exporter of baby leaf salads

We see our customers as stakeholders in our business. We highly value this co-operative approach, complimenting our holistic view to the business and how we all grow together.

Our regions we currently service include:

  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates

Sustainability

Did you know Hussey & Co has the largest solar farm on the Mornington Peninsula?

Hussey & Co is committed to improving sustainability and reducing the company’s carbon footprint. To reduce the environmental impact and the cost of energy use, Hussey & Co initially installed a roof-mounted 99.64kw system. This immediately made a substantial reduction to the energy expenditure.

Given the success of this sustainability initiative, Hussey & Co installed a 505kw ground-mounted system. The solar farm now offsets 100% of the peak daytime energy use, resulting in significant savings in the cost of energy. The solar farm cuts 754 tonnes of carbon emissions, which is the equivalent of taking 161 cars off the road each year.