Swanport Harvest is an innovative, quality assured horticultural company, known for its successful brand STAYCRISP and one of the few places in Australia where lettuce can be grown all year round.
Founded in 1975 and located on the banks of the Murray River, Swanport Harvest is owned and operated by Don and Kathy Ruggerio, experienced growers and retailers. With properties in a range of climate zones, their business is able to ensure the quality, continuity and consistency of its products.
Swanport Harvest proudly offers freshly cut iceberg lettuce, cos lettuce, broccoli and bok choy in its range of preservative free products. Their Staycrisp Lettuce is especially unrivalled as it is cut firm, wrapped and vacuum snap-chilled within minutes of harvest, increasing the product’s freshness and extending its shelf life to beyond 2 weeks.
- Markets: Domestic, Export
Staycrisp Lettuce and other Swanport Harvest products are available from local markets and retail outlets.
- Processing capabilities: Hand packing, Vacuum chilling
- Packaging capabilities: Bag or pouch, Hand packed, Labelling, Modified atmosphere or vacuum, Recyclable
- Storage: Chilled
Swanport Harvest is the only South Australian producer vacuum cooling its lettuce. This unique packaging allows lettuce to be cut fresh daily, boxed and delivered directly to customers within 24 hours. Other benefits include individual product coding for quality tracking and less unnecessary handling meaning less damage and waste.