New owners to ‘freshen up’ our community

FRESH APPROACH: Todd and Audrie look forward to helping educate shoppers on using the freshest produce at peek seasonal times
FRESH APPROACH: Todd and Audrie look forward to helping educate shoppers on using the freshest produce at peek seasonal times

Todd and Audrie Osborne and their family are the new owners of Lost River Produce in Crookwell.

They moved to Crookwell seven years ago and have fell in love with the green rolling hills, healthy air and the friendly, safe community.

Some will know Audrie from the Potato Association or Swim Club.

“It is the perfect place to bring up our children, Connor, Riley, Darcie, Lennon (the school aged ones) Jazz and Corey and their families,” said Mrs Osborne.

“The Public School has been wonderful for the children and they have settled into school and sporting teams very well.

Mr Osborne was a truck driver and often spent long hours away from his family, but now looks forward to running the business and getting the children involved.

“Owning a family business in a small country town is a great way to encourage and teach children about business as they get older.” Mr Osborne said.

“The town is so friendly and we are looking forward to continuing the business with friendly service and really fresh, healthy produce.” he said.

The Osborne’s will introduce many new products and will showcase “Brookfarm” lines from Byron Bay. They are also looking to source locally made and grown products.

Mrs Osborne said, “We are also looking at ways to help busy people with food ideas and will incorporate meal plans to suit all budgets.

“We look forward to helping educate shoppers on using the freshest produce at peek seasonal times.

The Osborne family has 100 acres at Laggan, which they call home.

“Living in the country has inspired us to offer real foods that are fresh, healthy, delicious and seasonal.

“We also aim to make the store a community hub that can educate and advise about produce and whole foods and what you do with them.” Mrs Osborne said.

We look forward to meeting the regular customers and encourage the community to come see what we have in store.

The shop will be open Monday - Friday 9am to 5.30pm and Saturdays 9am -1pm.

Phone is 48322834 Email: lostrivercrookwell@gmail.com