Vee Jay’s Kalfresh – VJK Produce – is a joint venture between the Jurgens Family and Kalfresh Vegetables, which has enabled 12-month supply and a broader vegetable offering.
We know that healthy soil produces healthy crops, packed with flavour.
The Jurgens Family
The Jurgens Family are 5th generation farmers who have been farming in the Bowen region since 1915. Their Vee Jay’s Tomato brand was first established in 1974 by Vern and Janette Jurgens. The brand is continued today by their son Jamie and his wife Melita and is well-recognised in the market place for producing first-class gourmet tomatoes.
Jamie was north Queensland’s first Reef Guardian farmer, a title bestowed in recognition of his work around sustainable and environmentally-farming practices. The Jurgens pride themselves on growing environmentally and socially-sustainable safe food grown using a biodynamic farming system.
The Jurgens received full Organic Certification in early 2018 and now offer customers a commercial supply of Certified Organic gourmet tomatoes, snacking tomatoes, pumpkin, capsicum and green beans.