Jayfresh Mangoes: Jonathan Freeman | Owner and director
Oasis Olives: Jonathan Freeman | Director and shareholder
Award-winning Oasis Olives has farms in both Australia (in the rich agricultural region of Shepparton, Victoria in Australia) and in the burgeoning agricultural hub of Pisco, Peru. Jonathan partners with fellow Australian John Symington and Portuguese olive master Alberto Serrahla of SAOV (Sociedade Agrícola Ouro Vegetal). Together they produce some of the finest olives and olive oil on the market.
When the desert blooms
Jonathan recognised the Peru opportunity during a fact-finding trip and, with supportive partners, set up Oasis Olives. The region is a veritable food bowl, boasting crops including premium avocado, asparagus and table grapes. Growing conditions are superb, with the dry desert climate ensuring that crops are relatively pest free, and without the problems precipitation at harvest causes in many of the world’s olive-growing regions.
This large-scale agriculture project, established from scratch, includes a modern olive mill and table olive processing facility – and learning how to operate all aspects of the operation and processing has been both challenging and exciting. The proof of their success is in their multi-award-winning oils and olives.
Jonathan is happy to share his journey with others to aid their ambitions in agribusiness.
Garra International: Jonathan Freeman | Director
Garra International is a New Zealand-owned company specialising in marketing and exporting the highest-quality red meat, offal, dairy and seafood products from trusted suppliers throughout the world for markets in the Middle East and North Africa. Garra International is halal certified.
Garra established an Australian office in 2014 to source high-quality produce from Australia for its existing client base, as well as expanding into wider world markets; in particular, the Asian region. Jonathan’s experience and connections in Australia and abroad help Garra reach these goals.
Want to know more about Jayfresh?
If you want to know more about Jayfresh or take advantage of Jonathan Freeman’s deep hands-on experience, then please contact us or call Jonathan Freeman directly on +61 (0) 419 999 122.
Note: Due to the nature of the business, Jonathan may be in a different time zone so it’s more efficient to email us and set up a time to talk.