On The Right Path For Success


Zappia Produce Group. Even though Zappia Produce Group has only technically been around for a year, its roots go much deeper, they stretch back three generations. The fresh produce industry has always been apart of the Zappia family’s story. It all started with current owners, brothers Joe and David’s grandfather – he was a market […]

The Singing Greengrocer


The Village Grocer at Balgowah is Alive with the Sound of Opera. Never in his wildest dreams did Richard Sellaro – one half of the duo that owns and runs the Village Grocer in Balgowlah – imagine that he would be approached to sing in an opera group. But that’s what happened. To the delight […]

Spring Time Brings Cherry Season!


Sydney Markets’ Annual Cherry Auction is Open to the Public. We’re counting down the days till the Sydney Markets’ Cherry Auction and you should be too! The annual event is open to the public and promises a tonne of fun all in the name of fundraising for a good cause! Starting at 6:30am, the early-morning […]

What’s Hot Hot Hot & Healthy?


Chillies, Of Course! Originally from South America, the chilli or chilli pepper as it’s sometimes referred to, is a popular fruit from the Capsicum family. This heat-infused fruit comes in a heap of varieties, colours and different levels of heat but only five types are used predominantly in Australia. They are Birdseye, Habanero, Serrano, Long or […]

Feeding Our Country In The Future


Encouraging Gen-Y to Shop at Their Greengrocer. The future of this country’s food is in our hands. But it won’t be forever. This means we will have to educate the next generation on how to shop in a sustainable fashion, it’s the only way we will stop the major supermarkets running Australia’s agriculture sector. Although, […]

Return Of Fruitezy Miranda


New Store Promotes Healthy Eating. Next Thursday marks the unveiling of the new Fruitezy store at Miranda Westfield. This will be the third store for fruit and veggie veteran Max Phillipe but it won’t be the first time Max has set up shop in Miranda – the original Fruitezy was in this very shopping centre. […]

Mark It Down In Your Diary…


Join Us at the Sydney Market Cherry Auction. Now in its 34th year the annual Sydney Markets Cherry Auction is a long-awaited event on the Your Local Greengrocer’s social calendar. This year the event is focused on raising money for charity organisation Save Our Sons – dedicated to bringing awareness to and finding the cure […]

Miranda Gets A Fruitezy!

Grand Opening of New Store.

Feels Like Summer


Everything You Need to Know About Pineapple. Pineapple is one of those things that instantly signals the end of a grey winter and the start of a golden summer. The smell and taste of this fruit is refreshing, sweet and definitely ‘tropical’. Normally, pineapples are best eating in summer, from about late November to February […]

All About All Crops


The Martelli Legacy. Behind the cool rooms, buzzing forklifts and fresh produce, our YLGG Wholesalers have remarkable stories that, for some begin more than three generations ago. Take the Martellis for example. This close-knit family has worked in the fresh produce industry since the 1950s and has seen self-proclaimed perfectionist, Nick Martelli, continue their proud […]