Steve Schmidt

Member

Steve’s background started on a very successful dairy farm on the Darling Downs. Steve’s grandfather cleared the land and established the dairy farm and upon his grandfather’s death his father took over the farm. After leaving the farm Steve worked in the private and government sectors. Eventually he opted for a change of direction and Vegies Unlimited was established.

Steve has over 20 years of experience in the Fruit and Vegetable industry and has seen many changes during this time. His business is locally owned and operated and has built a network of local and regional farmers in the aim to supply local customers with as much local, seasonal produce as possible.

Vegies Unlimited has a wide and diverse customer base. They supply hotels, restaurants, clubs, aged care facilities, school tuckshops, and a large percentage of the coal ships that berth at Hay Point, Dalrymple Bay and Abbot Point. On top of this Vegies Unlimited does a large amount of prepared produce to suit their customers’ needs. This includes peeled potatoes, peeled pumpkin, sliced and diced onions, stirfry mix, dryslaw and vegetable mix.

They have a retail outlet which is located at 303 Nebo Road Mackay and a Wholesale Depot and main office located at 5 Woodman Parade Mackay.

Having seen many other products throughout the years threatened by overseas markets, Steve is a firm believer in the need to support local farmers, protect local industries and support the local economy.