“This is my first year working in my own right, growing minitubers, G1, G2 and commercials. I’ve found Andrew Vandenberg and Conor O’Doherty to be excellent – they are knowledgeable, professional and come with a wealth of experience. They are a great asset for Tasmanian Seed Potatoes, and especially for a new person to have so much guidance and support.” Matthew Lester | Grower for McCain
“Cherry Hill Coolstores are leaders in their field. All the staff are very friendly and helpful, it is always a pleasure to work with Wayne and Conor and everyone else at the stores. They take care to ensure that the growers needs are met and catered for with the best quality and handled seed available. That is what has made them leaders in the industry.” Reynard Snetler | McCain, Agronomist
“No complaints! I’ve found Conor at Cherry Hill Coolstores really good to work with, he (and team) are very obliging and treat everyone well. While 2022 was a wet planting season on the north east coast for us, I do like the seed from Cherry Hill – it plants really well.” Mark McDougall | McDougall Contracting
“Being a new player to growing commercials this year and five hectares of seed potatoes planned for next year, I have found Cherry Hill Coolstores to be trustworthy, knowledgeable and overall excellent to work with. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my dealings with Andrew V and Conor, who have made a special effort in pointing me in the right direction. Andrew V has been very helpful and insightful with his advice, and Conor a huge logistical help.” Mark Cotter | Prospect Downs Farming
“We have a really good working relationship with Cherry Hill Coolstores and we are all new to storing carrots. In our second year now, and it’s been a huge learning curve for both sides. Plus a tough year weather wise (2020) – really muddy and dirty – and there’s always room for improvement. For example we lost four bins to rot this year, but we know what to monitor now. And I really couldn’t fault the team at Cherry Hill, everyone has worked extremely hard and been helpful to us in understanding how to successfully cool store carrots.” Stephen Armstrong | Simplot Field Officer
“Cherry Hill Coolstores is an innovative company that keeps up-to-date with everything. Andrew and Pam work very hard, and the whole team are great with our seed, they produce the very best seed they can for us. From meagre beginnings, innovation has truly been a key factor over the years – they’re always improving what they do, to do a better job for us. This past year for example, their new box tippers have greatly improved the turnaround times for our trucks. Cherry Hill Coolstores is a truly great family-owned business.” Grant Little | Little Transport
I’m a first-year grower and have been amazed at the support I’ve received within the industry, everyone’s been great. I have a lot of people on my side, Cherry Hill included. I couldn’t be happier with the communication I have received from them. It was no time at all from delivering my first seed that I received feedback from them. We had some insect damage but Cherry Hill’s help has resulted in a good yield for us this year, so we are keen to expand and grow more tonnes for Simplot.Ryan Oliver / GW & BJ Oliver, Winnaleah
I have been a potato grower for more than 30 years. My experience of working with Cherry Hill Coolstores has been good because you are dealing with the same people every time. Our experience with using pre-cut seed has been 99% good. It is easier to manage when planting because it has been checked and you get it at the right time to get the best sprouting. The Cherry Hill Coolstores seed management services are excellent, particularly their after hours service which is a necessity for us. Our relationship with Cherry Hill Coolstores is long-standing with people we trust — that’s why we want to deal with them.Glenn Carr / Glen Carr Pty Ltd
Cherry Hill Coolstores have looked after our seed for over 20 years now and nothing is ever too big a job for them – we can’t fault them. They are friendly and professional and always listen to us. We are farmers and they are the specialists, and we confidently put our trust in them as they keep a good eye on our product. We are over two hours away from them so we can’t just call in and check up on things however we never need to as we feel secure leaving everything in their hands.Harry Korpershoek / Co-Owner, Korpershoek Brothers Pty Ltd
“We have found the storage of potato seed and the cutting of seed is of high standard. The professional nature of Cherry Hill Cool Stores is a credit to all involved within their company.”Andrew Gale | Manager, Spring Farm Pty Ltd
“We have been dealing with Cherry Hill Coolstores for the past three years and my father had been dealing with them for around a decade before us. There is never a problem and the seed quality that we are getting is improving year on year as they upgrade the technology that they are using. Our relationship will continue into the future.”Rob Terry | Dairy Plains, Deloraine
“My relationship with Cherry Hill Coolstores has been 15 plus years in differing management roles and as a business owner. The standout for me over this time has been the impeccable knowledge of the seed that is under their care.” Doug Clark | Owner, DD & J Clark Pty Ltd
“I have been using Cherry Hill Coolstore for approximately 15 years and get all my seed from them. Over this time, with the introduction of pre-cutting seed quality, their reliability has improved out of sight. Overall, my experience with them has been excellent. They are a very professional company that has great experience in both seed cutting as well as storage.” Phillip Beswick | Chairman Tasmanian Potato Growers Association and the McCain Processed Potatoes Committee
“I’ve been growing potatoes for 45 years and have known Andrew and Pam for 25-30 of these. For the past two years Cherry Hill have been responsible for storing our seed potatoes for McCains, and I’ve got to say they’re right up there with the best in the industry.
The quality control and follow up services are excellent and they always answer any queries we have.” Graham Lette | Wingaroo Property, Waterhouse (in conjunction with Noel and Yvonne Gerke)
‘Can do’ attitude I mainly work with Conor and Wayne at Cherry Hill Coolstores, and I’ve always found Conor to be very obliging. He has a good disposition, a very nice manner, and is truly a people person. I value his lateral thinking to adapt and keep up with the changes and challenges of our industry – he always finds a way to move forward. Wayne has a memory like an elephant and knows this system inside and out. I enjoy his ‘can do’ attitude, and I appreciate how he goes out of his way to help with anything – even the little things.
They’re fantastic. I mostly work with Conor and Andrew L. at Cherry Hill Coolstores (plus the carrot boys), and they’re all fantastic! I’ve found them always willing to help, and take on challenging opportunities – Cherry Hill provides cool storage and washing of carrots, which has enabled continuity of supply to our processing factory, and is a testament of their innovation.
Always reliable. I’ve been working with Cherry Hill Coolstores for 15-years, and have found their processes run smoothly. They have a good facility, do a good job, and are very approachable. I generally deal directly with Wayne Maxwell – Wayne always knows where our seed is and I can examine it at any time. Whenever I’ve had criticism for the cutting of our seed, it’s taken on board and resolved quickly. If we ever run late, Wayne always stays back or works weekends to accommodate our needs. I’ve found Wayne and Cherry Hill to always be reliable.
We have a great working relationship with Cherry Hill. The project we run out of their facility is essential to the success of our harvest season around Australia. The scope of our project is ever changing and with the flexibility of Cherry Hill it has made everything run a lot smoother. The assistance that Kel and the team provide us has always been fantastic.
Benefits of improved services. Over the years Cherry Hill continue to have better unloading facilities and better coolstores. With the new faster unloader, our turnaround time to unload 50-tonnes of seed is about 2-3 hours less per day. That saves me time and money, and I’m not keeping people waiting in paddocks for empty trucks to return.
A better product for us. We’ve been dealing with Cherry Hill Coolstores for 20 years or more and are really impressed with their communication skills, they’re excellent. As a farmer and contractor, we often need to talk to them two or three times a day and their correspondence is always great, they really listen to our concerns. This is very important to our business. Over recent years Cherry Hill has been monitoring their coolstores and have improved the CO2 levels which have resulted in a better product for us as end users. We are seeing a massive emergence of potato that is a lot more consistent.
A real credit to the industry. It’s full credit to Cherry Hill Coolstores, just how receptive they are to feedback. They’re a real credit to the industry.
Cherry Hill Coolstores cuts and cool stores our potatoes. We have been using them for approximately eight years. Over this time, we have found the quality of their potatoes to be good. They always ask how we are going and are very friendly. They show us their product as they are growing which is helpful. From our perspective they are favourable against competitors. They provide a good, friendly service.
We have been growing potatoes for 30 years and have been using Cherry Hill Coolstores for over 20 years for seed cool storage, since on farm storage of seed potatoes ceased. Cherry Hill now cut all our seed with most of our seed precut. With their knowledge and modern up to date seed handling equipment we are having good results, making it easier to manage seed at planting time. We have a good relationship with Andrew and Brendan and they are always there to help and give advice when needed.
Cherry Hill Coolstores have been handling our seed for about 15 years. Over this time we have seen their business grow, to be one of the most modern and up to date potato seed handling facilities in the state. They are friendly, conscientious and helpful, always making sure our seed is well looked after.
Cherry Hill Coolstores cuts all our seed and has done for a long time. We have a great relationship with Cherry Hill – we go back a long way. The quality of their potatoes are brilliant, we have never had a problem. If we do have any questions, they sort it out, we talk to Andrew and Brenden. Overall, they are brilliant. Cherry Hill Coolstores is a great company, and what they do for us, and the cutting of seed is excellent.
I have been planting and growing potatoes for 23 years for McCains. Dealing with Cherry Hill Cool Stores has always been a pleasant experience with their ability to semi hand cut seed. This enables them to pick up on any problems and deal with them promptly. Their strength is their staff and Brendan is always on the ball with advice on seed lines, cutting dates and has a professional attitude to his job.
Cherry Hill Coolstores have looked after our seed for over 20 years now and nothing is ever too big a job for them – we can’t fault them. They are friendly and professional and always listen to us. We are farmers and they are the specialists, and we confidently put our trust in them as they keep a good eye on our product. We are over two hours away from them so we can’t just call in and check up on things however we never need to as we feel secure leaving everything in their hands.
I have been a potato grower for more than 30 years. My experience of working with Cherry Hill Coolstores has been good because you are dealing with the same people every time. Our experience with using pre-cut seed has been 99% good. It is easier to manage when planting because it has been checked and you get it at the right time to get the best sprouting. The Cherry Hill Coolstores seed management services are excellent, particularly their after hours service which is a necessity for us. Our relationship with Cherry Hill Coolstores is long-standing with people we trust — that’s why we want to deal with them.
I have been contracting for around 25 years and using Cherry Hill Coolstores for 10 years of this. The quality of Cherry Hill’s product is excellent. The after sales service is also excellent. I can actually ring and talk to someone who knows what is going on, it is a lot more personal. For example, we had an issue, and Brenden and Andrew were in the paddock within an hour – they are onto it straight away. Compared to competitors they offer a better service, problems get addressed quickly and the overall experience is very good. Cherry Hill is very experienced at what they do. They have excellent communication and encourage you to actually look at the product.
I’m a first-year grower and have been amazed at the support I’ve received within the industry, everyone’s been great. I have a lot of people on my side, Cherry Hill included. I couldn’t be happier with the communication I have received from them. It was no time at all from delivering my first seed that I received feedback from them. We had some insect damage but Cherry Hill’s help has resulted in a good yield for us this year, so we are keen to expand and grow more tonnes for Simplot.
I have been growing potatoes for a long time and for most of that time Cherry Hill have been storing and cutting both our fresh market and processing seed potatoes which is always well looked after. I have a good relationship with Andrew and his staff and value their advice.
We’ve been growing potatoes for over 10 years now and have been working with Cherry Hill Coolstores for the majority of this time. Cherry Hill are always helpful and friendly, nothing ever seems to be a problem for them. Access to our seed is only a phone call away and we can see our cut at any stage.
Their professional approach to seed handling in cool storage makes our lives easier, it takes the pressure off us – as they look after our product with the same care we would. We pre-cut our seed and the new facilities at Cherry Hill are fantastic for facilitating that. I absolutely recommend them.
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