Buderim Ginger Celebrates 55 Years

From a small farming community in the pre WWI days, to one of the world’s finest ginger producers, food processors and tourist destinations, Buderim Ginger is a long-standing and proudly successful Australian business of 55 years standing.

It all started with some raw ginger pieces that found their way to Buderim and they thrived in the rich volcanic soil, the high rainfall and humidity. When WWII cut ginger supply from China, sales of the Buderim produced crop soared. As a result of this, five Buderim farmers met together in an old blacksmith’s shop and formed The Buderim Ginger Grower’s Co-operative Association Limited. Between them they had capital of £25, two wooden vats, 14 tons of green ginger and plenty of Australian spirit.

Read more in Edition 74 of Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine.