Parilla Premium Potatoes was established in 1990 by Allan Pye with his son, Mark Pye and daughter in-law, Fiona Pye. The Pye family moved to the Mallee Region from New Zealand after being approached by McCain's to grow potatoes for their Australian operation.
Mark and Fiona Pye
They started out leasing 600 acres of land from a local cereal farmer near the small and vibrant country town, Parilla. Parilla Premium Potatoes is a successful South Australian horticulture and agriculture farm with properties across South Australia including Parilla and Robe.
Today, the company produces more than 120,000 tonnes of fresh produce per year to supply both fresh and processing markets in Australia and overseas. The main crops grown are potatoes, carrots, and brown and red onions. These crops are produced under center pivot irrigation. Additionally for soil rotation and soil health cereal cropping and livestock is utilized.
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