Adam Booth

Alpine Observer - - News -

What do you do? I’m the direc­tor of Hotham Freight and part owner of The Peak Pantry. My wife and I took over Hotham Freight 12 months ago and The Peak Pantry has been run­ning for just over two months. What ex­actly is Peak Pantry? The Peak Pantry is a whole­sale fresh pro­duce provider. The ini­tial thought be­hind it was pre­dom­i­nately for busi­ness-to-busi­ness trad­ing but we’ve al­ter­nated things now to suit do­mes­tic mar­ket. We’re cur­rently sell­ing pre-made pro­duce boxes with a do­na­tion go­ing back to a com­mu­nity group for each box sold. We al­ways wanted to start a busi­ness which in­volved the com­mu­nity and at the mo­ment boxes that get sold across at Six­pence Cof­fee, a do­na­tion goes to the Alpine Cy­cling Club. We’re in dis­cus­sion with a cou­ple of the lo­cal pri­mary schools as well. What did you do be­fore you came to Bright? I spent seven years over in Western Aus­tralia where I was in­volved in civil con­struc­tion and ex­ca­va­tion. I had a list of dif­fer­ent roles over there and trav­elled around the state man­ag­ing elec­tri­cal projects. Be­fore liv­ing in Fre­man­tle I was do­ing the same thing in Mel­bourne and prior to that did com­mer­cial roof­ing.

Had you been up to Bright be­fore you moved here?

On our re­turn from Western Aus­tralia we did seven months car­a­van­ning around the coun­try and Bright was one of our stops. We were here for a week and loved it but never thought we would make the move. It was a mem­o­rable trip be­cause my son ended up in hos­pi­tal af­ter split­ting his head so that’s another rea­son why we re­mem­bered Bright. When we were look­ing for a new place to set­tle and raise the kids Bright ticked a lot of the boxes. I find it amaz­ing how peo­ple that live here want to be here whereas in lot of other places peo­ple aren’t like that. Here peo­ple have trav­elled the world and de­cided they want to come back here or move here. As you know there are not too many jobs but peo­ple are happy do­ing what­ever. I find it a pretty cool place to live. Have you em­braced the alpine lifestyle? I do love the out­doors. I’m for­tu­nate enough that I get to ski quite reg­u­larly although it would be nice to do a bit more. My son is in­volved in the Alpine Cy­cling Club so I try and ride as a par­ent helper there. I like trail run­ning and have got in­volved with the run­ning group at the Alpine Fit­ness Cen­tre and kayak­ing is another hobby I hope to do more of.

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