In 1906 Albert Qualischefski bought the first farm at Kentville in the Lockyer Valley called “Meadow Flat”. Albert started dairying and was also a butcher and grew onions.
His sons Jack and Lawrence soon entered the business and shifted from mixed farming to growing vegetables only. As part of the shift to growing vegetables only, the Qualischefski family bought farms in Glenore Grove and grew many crops including onions, potatoes, pumpkins, beans, peas, corn and Lucerne.
Jack’s sons Russell, Kerry and John later joined the business followed by Russell’s eldest son Derek and the official business name Qualipac was registered in 1988. This coincided with the start of the packing side of the business.
Today the business is run by Russell Qualischefski and his two younger sons Troy and Bradley. Their product range has been refined over the years and now includes onions, broccoli and pumpkins.