With food and grocery prices soaring across the country and Aussie farmers doing it tough, Yamanto Central has established one of the region’s biggest Australian fresh food precincts.
“Consumers are doing it tough with rising inflation and interest rates, and Aussie farmers and food producers are facing some really difficult challenges at the moment, and we want to do as much as we can to support everyone,” says JMK Retail General Manager Vicky Leavy.
“We have created one of the leading fresh food precincts in the region at Yamanto Central to ensure shoppers far and wide can source the best fresh Australian produce at the best price.
“Not only does our fresh food precinct include locally sourced produce, it also includes one of the biggest ranges of Australian-made products. From basic sources to artisan-crafted sauces, dressings and jams, we have it all,” Ms Leavy said.
“Our fresh food retailers include Harvest Markets with their flagship store. It offers the largest range of fruit and vegetables, pre-prepared meals, gluten-free products, cheeses and Australian-made sauces and condiments.
“They have spent considerable time and energy scouring the country to find the best quality Australian brands and as a result boast one of the largest selections of curated Australian products,” she said.
Brands include: Beerenberg which makes jams, condiments, sauces and dressings, Pendleton Olive Estate which produces gourmet Australian Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegar, Dukkah and Citrus Pressed Olive Oils, Lang’s Gourmet which produces artisan-crafted jams, chutneys, mustards, BBQ sauces and dressings; and Alice Langton’s Sauces which produces gluten, nut and preservative chocolate, fruit and savoury sauces, to name a few.
“Prestige Meats offers fresh meat products and small goods from local farmers. They have also introduced dry-aged beef which is lauded as the best in the country. Small goods are made on-site using local ingredients which ensures customers receive the freshest produce possible,” Ms Leavy said.
“Prize-winning Mama Mac’s Macarons is a local success story. Founded by Nicole McPhee, the business makes all its products on-site at Yamanto Central with its commercially equipped kitchen and ovens. With up to 30 different types of macarons to choose from as well as other locally sourced sweet treats, the products are the best in the country, let alone the region.”
According to Ms Leavy, Ipswich has been in search for a centre that focuses on local produce and Australian products.
“Aussies like to support Aussie businesses and they like to consume fresh local ingredients. Australia has the best soil, air and water quality in the world which is why our produce is so highly regarded across the globe.
“We are now making it possible for local shoppers to access some of our region and country’s greatest produce – all under one roof.
“Naturally, we offer all the important services and brands that people are also looking for and trust when they go shopping – from Coles, Kmart to Priceline, Cotton On, and many more, we have everything right here at Yamanto Central,” she said.
For more information, visit yamantocentral.com.au.