NATIONAL chip manufacturer, Smith’s, is celebrating 90 years of production by acknowledging the farmers behind the potatoes behind the chips.
Smith’s only uses Australian potatoes for its chips, purchasing 90 million kilograms of fresh potatoes each year from local farmers all over the country.
It is the largest buyer of crisping potatoes in Australia, receiving spuds from more than 30 growers across Queensland, NSW, Victoria, and South Australia.
The brand is owned by parent company, PepsiCo ANZ.
Smith’s grower and Riverina farmer Jason Menegazzo has been supplying for the company for more than 20 years.
He said his relationship with Smith’s began when his now-retired father Gerald Menegazzo was managing the farm.
“The relationship with…