"MEET THE GROWER" - TONY MANN FROM EXPORT FRESH & PETITE BOUCHE

"Meet The Grower" brings you ex-chef Tony Mann who is now the Director of Export Fresh and the brains behind the Petite Bouche range. Export Fresh specialises in baby vegetables, herbs and leaves.

The entrance to the Petite Bouche Farm. "A foragers wonderland"

The entrance to the Petite Bouche Farm. "A foragers wonderland"

The Petite Bouche baby vegetable range include finger fennel, petite carrots, corn and leeks. 

The Petite Bouche baby vegetable range include finger fennel, petite carrots, corn and leeks. 

Sydney Direct Fresh Produce Director Luke Kohler took a trip to the new farm in Queensland to find out what it takes to get the perfect leaf on the plate.

Petite Bouche has been delivered to our customers for the past four years. We have always had consistent and innovative produce from the boys at Export Fresh. So when Directors Tony & Paul gave us the green light to film a "Meet The Grower" we jumped to the opportunity.

Petite Bouche is a range of over 30 specialised leaves and herbs grown to a specific size that deliver flavour and aesthetics to the plate. Other produce includes micro herbs, baby vegetbales and edible flowers.

Director Luke Kohler goes on the Petite Bouche farm tour to find out more.

Director Luke Kohler goes on the Petite Bouche farm tour to find out more.

The Petite Bouche Farm has expanded to QLD  and was created with a goal to supply quality grown hydroponic leaves, baby vegetables and edible flowers to the hospitality industry in Queensland and Sydney.

The Petite Bouche range is individually packaged, with only a couple of mixed lines, allowing the chefs to create their own mixes, tailored to their specific requirements.

Tony Mann shows us he still has his skills in the kitchen. Petite Bouche produce with his signature fire cooked chicken.

Tony Mann shows us he still has his skills in the kitchen. Petite Bouche produce with his signature fire cooked chicken.

Research is continuous in order to keep the products as innovative as possible, including using predator bugs rather than chemicals to control pests and the use of bio-degradable packaging to support the environment”
— Tony Mann