I'm Denis Matthews from the picturesque town of Coominya, about an hour west of Brisbane, QLD.
My passion for gardening led me to build a hydroponic farm from scratch. A few short years later, The Salad Table began its journey into homes all over Australia
Working on my farm one Sunday afternoon while most of Australia was having their ritual BBQ or watching cricket, I was harvesting and loading my truck with fresh herbs and lettuce to take to the wholesale markets. I knew that those fresh crisp plants would not make it to your plate for at least another week (or more), leaving you with a substandard and almost stale product. As the farmer I was getting very little profit (if any) for each big bunch yet you would pay $3.00+ each in the supermarket. This was after they changed hands a few times and each time the price went up, while the size and quality went down.
It was at this point I decided something had to be done to allow EVERYONE to be able to easily grow their own fresh produce anywhere, anytime, and for a fraction of the price, they were paying at the shops.
So I developed a range of complete garden systems based on the same principles that I use on my farm, but on a smaller personal scale. 10 years on and there are Salad Table all over Australia.