Established in 1924 by Allan Richard (Scotty) Moffatt & his father Robert Moffatt, Scott Moffatt & Co is a 4th generation specialist Carrot and Onion Growing family business located at Tarome at the base of the Great Dividing Range in the beautiful Fassifern Valley, with further farms at Gatton, Harrisville, the Southern Darling Downs and Stanthorpe.
We grow year-round now, but our major growing season is our local one harvesting Carrots from June to December, and October to January for Onions.
Our carrots take between 100 and 115 days to grow from planting the fine seed to pulling juicy, crisp carrots fresh from the ground. From there, they go on one of our trucks straight to our washing and packing facility (at home locally in Tarome) where the carrots are washed, brushed and polished, carefully quality and size graded and packed in everything from 500gm bags to 500kg bins – before heading off all over Eastern Australia to Woolworths stores, Independent Retailers and the markets ready for you – most days within 24 hrs of being harvested.
Fresh from our family to yours, needless to say we reckon our carrots are the number one vegetable to buy and eat fresh every day, or to cook in so many delicious ways.
When our onions – red and brown – are in season there are none better. They are sought after in Australia and overseas for their supreme quality, having been grown from the best tiny seeds with as much love and care as we can heap on them. After about five months growing through winter and spring, they are hand-picked in late-spring and early summer, and then carefully cured, graded and packaged to ensure that they last looking beautiful, and staying fresh and tasty for as long as possible.
Our export customers have to wait weeks for our carrots and onions to arrive by sea – you can buy them supremely fresh every day. Ask for them by name – Moffatts – at your local grocer.