Location298 Coopers Shoot Road, Coopers Shoot, NSW, Australia (Show on map)
Cooper Shoot Tomatoes
Hugh and my wife Heather grow tomatoes and other vegetables, in order to sell at local markets near Byron Bay in Australia. "You say tomato - we say delicious". We love (and recommend) to use fresh tomato sauce in our dishes.
Cooper Shoot has been inthe Armstrongfamily since1882.Located in thehills betweenByronBay andBangalowin northernNew SouthWales,Australia,the homewasoriginallydesigned asadairy farmforbutterand creamto supply England from the nearbyNorcoMilkFactory.When thedairy industrydeclinedin the 60s,production wasswitched tobeefon their200 acres ofrollinggrassland.Hugh andHeather,thefifthgenerationoftheir familybeganmanaging theproperty in1998and introducedhorticulture intheagricultural activities, startingwith tomatoesand then in2000to expand intoother cropssuch as cucumbers,peppers,eggplantsand bananas.
In 2002the ByronBayFarmers Marketbeganand the Armstrong's saw the opportunity to sell theirvegetables atlocalmarkets,wheretheyhavedirect interactionwith the customers.CooperShootproduce tomatoes andareavailable all year roundatlocalfarmers marketsin ByronBay,Bangalow,Mullumbimby,Lismore andNew Brighton.
Focused onprovidinggoodproducts,grown inanenvironmentallystable system,Hugh andHeatherarealways lookingforagreater diversity ofproductsto offertheir loyalcustomers.They now havezucchini,melonsandshallotsintroducedintheirstalls,plus anew,exciting range ofsaucesand herbs fromtheirownvineripenedtomatoes thatare often foundon the menuat local restaurants.