ESTABLISHED in 1992, Farmcraft, in Kalbar, has been serving the rural industry in south-east Queensland for more than 25 years.
Today, Farmcraft employs more than 60 people across five stores in Beenleigh, Boonah, Coopers Plains, Kalbar and Lowood.
"We carry a huge variety of product for rural property owners running livestock or growing crops, as well as supplies for hobby farmers, home gardeners and pet owners," Farmcraft managing director Alistair Ross said.
He was relieved when Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said Australia's food production and supply chain would not be affected by coronavirus shutdowns.
"Now that we're officially classed as an essential business as part of the agricultural supply chain we wish to do our utmost to continue safely servicing customers for the long haul during this crisis," Alistair said.
"With the safety of our customers and staff in mind we closed our showrooms to the public and started trading from our drive-throughs and car parks."
This change was in addition to increased cleaning and hygiene practices.
"All we ask of customers is to remain in their cars and our staff will come to them and bring what they need to the vehicle," Alistair said.
"We also prefer payment via payWave wherever possible. Phone orders are also welcome."
Alistair said Farmcraft would continue to monitor the situation and adapt operations as need requires.