Set amongst the rolling hills of Eastbrook in Pemberton lies Brookside, owned, and run by third and fourth generation orchardist, Michael and Kaye Fox together with their two sons Mat and Trent. As you enter the farm off the appropriately named Fox Road, you are greeted by apples on the left, avocados on the right and cattle in the distance. It’s a quintessential Pemberton scene.
The family grow Rosy Glow, Granny Smith, Kanzi, Alvina Gala and Fuji apples which are harvested from February through to June. This coming summer they will have their first commercial crop of Hass avocados also harvested.
Ask anyone in the fresh produce supply chain and you’ll hear the Fox family have a reputation for growing premium produce. They place a huge value on growing good quality apples and avocados that yield decent returns and high customer satisfaction.
The Fox’s are active members in the local community and are proud supporters of the Genuinely Southern Forests brand which provides Western Australians with a connection to our local area.
Photography by Craig Kinder Photography Genuinely Southern Forests.