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Local Hero

Nominee

2020 QLD Local Hero Nominee

Fari Rameshfar

State: Queensland

Travelling greengrocer

People living in outback Queensland are vulnerable to missing out on fresh fruit and vegetables – especially during times of drought, cyclone and flood. So it's no surprise that those living in outback towns and on cattle stations in the north-west and far north of Queensland are so happy when Fari Rameshfar's travelling fruit truck arrives each fortnight.

For more than 30 years, the much-loved greengrocer has driven his refrigerated truck, through all weathers, to deliver fresh food to people living in remote Queensland. Fari, a qualified aircraft engineer, migrated from Iran to Australia in 1973, moving to the Atherton tablelands from Melbourne with his wife Ivy in 1983, to bring up their two children.

A member of the Baha'i faith, Fari travels for up 2,000 kilometres each fortnight to deliver his quality fruit and vegetables – and even treats for children living in the outback. Fari is known and admired throughout the outback for kindness, friendship and service to isolated Australians.

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