Circa 1929-1930, Saverio Gallenti started potato farming near Gembrook.
In 1941, Saverio’s daughter, Vincenza, married Carmelo Dell’Universita. Carmelo and Vincenza were inseparable, working together and farming in Gembrook, alongside Saverio.
They were one of the few families who pioneered potato farming in the area.
It was love at first sight when Carmelo and Vincenza’s daughter, Gaetana, met Bartolo Failla. In 1961, they married.
They shared a passion for potato farming and established their life on the farm in Gembrook, following this passion.
In 2010, the family united to expand the farming operation into food manufacturing. It was at this time that Mountain Harvest Foods was established.
Today, the business is managed and operated by the parents, Bart and Gae Failla and their daughter, Annmarie Hyndman.