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Congratulations to all our growers and wholesalers who received accolades (the serious and the fun) for their hard work at the 9th annual Honey Gold conference held in Perth, Western Australia last week. 

Awards included Grower of the Year (Euri-Gold, Queensland); Best Premium Packout (Samdara, Queensland) and Wholesaler of the Year (Lamanna, Adelaide Markets). 

The conference was a great chance to share Honey Gold learnings, hear how the brand is growing and what's happening on farm - an all `round success.

Grower of the Year Award goes to the Williams family of Euri-Gold, Merinda, Queensland. Pictured are from left, Randy WIlliams, Sheryl Williams, Jeff Bowditch, Dale Williams, Janet Williams and Lionel Williams with Gavin Scurr, Pinata Farms' managing director. The award recognises quality of fruit, percentage of premium targets fulfilled and effective business processes.

Fields of sweetness ... Honey Gold mangoes growing at our home farm, Wamuran

Joe Trimboli of Lamanna, Adelaide Markets, accepts the Wholesaler of the Year Award from Pinata Farm's managing director, Gavin Scurr. Lamanna won the award for the third consecutive year.

Looking forward to Honey Gold mango season 2014-2015 when the orchards are full of sensational fruit again.

And now for a quirky award ... Sam and Kylie Collins of Blushing Acres, Dimbulah, Queensland win the Not So Lumpy Award for producing beautiful fruit last season after climatic conditions affected their crop the previous year.

Growers are working hard at our Honey Gold orchards around Australia to ensure another productive season next summer.

Samdara's Alfina and Adrian Zugno of Mutchilba, Queensland receive the Best Premium Packout Award from Pinata Farms managing director, Gavin Scurr for producing the highest percentage of premium fruit from their crop.

What all our growers are targeting - perfect, blemish-free Honey Gold mangoes.

Images courtesy of Pinata Farms Facebook Page

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