Our Story

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We’re proud to be one of Australia’s most trusted and longest serving antipasto distributors nationwide, operating since 1994.

Our founder, Fermo Marchetti, arrived in Australia in 1951, carrying with him the knowledge of how to produce the finest quality smallgoods and antipasto, building the AusFresh brand into the market leader it has become today.

Our inspiration is drawn from the Mediterranean diet; we remain true to Fermo’s core values of sourcing the highest quality produce, while keeping his authentic and traditional recipes.

Over the past twenty years we have continued to grow from a small, family-owned business to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with the capacity to process over thirty-six million tomatoes per year! We’re the biggest manufacturer of semi-dried tomatoes in Australia, with modern facilities in north Queensland and Melbourne.
We use fresh Australian ingredients as much as possible; for when we can’t, we source authentic ingredients from their places of origin (Kalamata olives from Kalamata, Manzanillo olives from Spain, etc). We use cholesterol free, non GMO canola oil that’s been grown and processed in Australia.
We are proud to continue Fermo’s dream to create great tasting Mediterranean products for customers to enjoy all over Australia.

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We produce enough
tomatoes to get
halfway to Mars!

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THAT’S 150 MILLION KM IF LINED EDGE TO EDGE

We are proud to continue Fermo’s dream to create great tasting Mediterranean products for customers to enjoy all over Australia.

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WHOLE FOODS
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GRAINS
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OLIVE OIL
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HEART-HEALTHY

What is the Mediterranean diet

Our products are inspired by the Mediterranean diet; a diet that is highly recommended by most health organisations and institutions. In fact, the Mediterranean diet is consistently ranked as one of the healthiest diets in the world. What’s more, two of the five blue zones (areas in the world where people live longer and have lower rates of disease) consume a Mediterranean diet. It’s based on the traditional eating habits of southern European countries (predominantly Italy, Greece and Spain) and promotes whole foods, grains and olive oil in a heart-healthy diet. As a result, all of our products are made from freshest, most authentic ingredients. We refuse to jeopardize their quality via processing. Moreover, we use the highest quality olive oil, the secret ingredient to a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet.



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