About Us

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.

Integrated Farming

Vee Jay’s Kalfresh is a vertically integrated farming company, founded by farmers with good farming techniques at its core.

Bowen Region

Vee Jay’s Kalfresh has 550 ha under crop in the Bowen region, at the top of the Whitsundays. The mild winters make it the perfect place to grow winter tomatoes, capsicums, pumpkin & beans.

Paddock to Plate

Vee Jay’s Kalfresh controls the entire paddock to plate journey – from seed selection right through to harvest, packing, distribution and marketing.

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.

Kalfresh Vegetables

Kalfresh Vegetables is based in Kalbar, one hour south-west of Brisbane.
Kalfresh has been growing, packing and marketing vegetables since 1992.

The partnership between Kalfresh and the Jurgens brings together producers who share a passion for sustainability and farming smarter.

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