Straw­berry of­fer pro­motes qual­ity pro­duce

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

Spud Shed owner Tony Galati has taken a stand to sup­port WA straw­berry grow­ers af­ter buy­ing a num­ber of pal­lets of the pro­duce and giv­ing it away for free at his Aus­tralind store.

Spirit FM’s drive show was also broad­cast­ing from the store and en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to come down for a free pun­net of straw­ber­ries.

Mr Galati said it was im­por­tant to sup­port WA grow­ers and hoped the give­away would re­mind peo­ple of the qual­ity of WA pro­duce.

“There are a lot of ex­port dol­lars in straw­ber­ries as well for WA,” he said.

“So we need to get be­hind them and en­cour­age them to keep on grow­ing and to keep pro­duc­ing qual­ity fruit.”

Mr Galati said he was al­ways care­ful to sell straw­ber­ries grown in WA.

“All our straw­ber­ries are lo­cally sourced and the only time we buy them from over east is when there aren’t any avail­able in WA,” he said.

”The straw­ber­ries I pur­chased for to­day’s event came from grow­ers in Wan­neroo.”

Mr Galati said he was pleased with the re­sponse from the com­mu­nity.

“It is fan­tas­tic to see so many peo­ple come out and sup­port the WA in­dus­try and sup­port­ing the mar­ket,” he said.

Pic­ture: Michael Philipps

Spirit FM's Toni Porter, Deb­bie Prowse, Matt Lay­ton and Damian Winn give away free straw­ber­ries at Tony Galati's Aus­tralind Spud Shed on Fri­day.

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