From a small farming community in the pre World War 1 days, to one of the worlds finest ginger producers, food processors and tourist destinations, Buderim Ginger is a long-standing and proudly successful Australian business. It all started with some raw ginger pieces that found their way to Buderim, Australia many, many years ago. They thrived in the rich volcanic soil, the high rainfall and humidity. When the Second World War cut ginger supply from China, sales of the Buderim produced crop soared. As a result of this, five Buderim farmers met together in an old blacksmiths shop and formed The Buderim Ginger Growers Co-operative Association Limited. Between them they had capital of 25 pounds, two wooden vats, 14 tons of green ginger and plenty of Australian spirit. In 1979, an area of nearly 9 hectares was leased from the Department of Commercial & Industrial Development and the first stage of a new factory complex commenced. Success was growing just as solidly as their crop and organic company growth saw Buderim Ginger Limited listed on the stock exchange in 1989. By the time the 1990s had rolled in, Buderim Ginger had earned global recognition for producing the World's Finest Ginger. An impressive feat indeed, the companys investment in production facilities met the needs of customers in over 17 countries, and continues to do so today.