History



Photo Caption: The good old days, prune harvesting near Young in the 1950’s.

The Verity prunes business started life as a grower owned co-operative in 1927 to pack and market prunes produced around the town of Young in south west New South Wales, Australia. These prunes came from orchards established as soldier settlement blocks after World War One to provide a home and living for returned servicemen. Over time, as the prune industry grew, Verity adopted new methods and systems to cater to increased grower supply and the changing demands of the retail market. The 1990’s saw Verity acquire two other prune processing businesses to achieve greater efficiency and competitiveness. This also saw dried figs become a new product line. The trend towards convenience products saw pitted  prunes (seeds removed) also added to the range.

Verity prunes are sourced from the Young, Griffith and Murrumbidgee Irrigation Areas.

Verity is now the only 100% Australian owned prune processor and remains committed to supporting Australian prune growers and providing consumers with healthy, natural, tasty dried prunes. Look for them in Coles and Woolworths and Independent Supermarkets.