Peter Schreurs and Sons Vegetable Farm was established
by Peter Schreurs in 1964.
Peter migrated with his family from the Netherlands
in 1954 at the age of 15, landing at Station Pier in
the age of 16, Peter began working on a vegetable
farm owned by Henry Mounsey in Moorabbin on the then
outskirts of Melbourne. It didn't take long for Peter to
discover that he had a real passion for vegetable
growing, and his boss Henry, seeing Peter's enthusiasm,
began to teach him all he knew.
age 19 Peter had saved himself enough money to be able
to put a deposit on 20 acres of land all the way out in
Cranbourne. Peter would visit this land every chance he
could for the next 6 years planning how he would turn it
into productive vegetable garden.
1964 Peter had managed to buy some basic equipment and
left the employ of Henry Mounsey to start growing
vegetables on his own.
things difficult supplying potatoes and lettuce into an
already over supplied market, Peter then took the advice
of his former boss to start growing small but regular
plantings of celery.
started as small amounts of celery soon grew to become
tens of acres of the best celery the market had seen.