Pine Ridge…..the future home of YVGF!

Still not at lock-up just yet! Windows have arrived after a long hold up in the design and standards departments, but hopefully we can now motor ahead….

We finally cleared the old concrete slab from down the side which took a few days, filling an old dam that wasn’t in use. We’ve compacted it down

Pine Ridge…..the future home of YVGF!

Here’s an aerial shot (high up on a scissor lift!)….impressive, hey? So much of the structure is in place, giving us a true sense of how much space we will have. We hope to have the roof on in the next few weeks and the colorbond shed also finished in that time frame. Our deadline

Pine Ridge…..the future home of YVGF!

The lower level internal structure has been erected so we can actually walk through rooms and visual the size – it makes it so much more real!

The back two sections of colorbond shed needed a crane, and people power, to fix the roof in place.

Over the next few weeks we’ll see the upstairs

Pine Ridge…..the future home of YVGF!

Here’s a design drawing of what our future home will look like – front retail/produce store and back manufacturing plant, with a greenhouse off to the side. I look forward to the day when I can post the actual image of this!

Right now – we have a concrete slab!

Pine Ridge…..the future home of YVGF!

So the greenhouse is up! It’s not powered yet but the structure is finished – giving us a lovely, warm environment to store our farm equipment for the time being… Once complete, this climate controlled hydroponic house will provide the majority of our food production needs – red and green tomatoes, cauliflower, zucchini, capsicum, horseradish

Pine Ridge…..the future home of YVGF!

Along with our factory build comes the need to increase our manufacturing efficiency, hence the investment in additional manufacturing equipment.

Whilst trying to remain true to our ‘hand made’ traditions, we also need to expand our customer base, remain price competitive amongst a crowded market segment, and explore new opportunities, especially in targeting export sales.