YLGG Wants To Thank YOU!

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year! Since this will be our last newsletter for the year, we thought it’d be the perfect chance to THANK YOU for all your support throughout the year! Your Local Greengrocer couldn’t exist without your continued support and we are extremely grateful that you chose to buy from small […]

A Quirky Little Shop Doing Big Things

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Mr Spudley’s: an Illawarra Institution. Mr Spudley’s Vegie Patch; just saying the name conjures up an image of a quirky yet wholesome family-run fruit shop. And that’s pretty true to the reality. This greengrocer has become an institution in the Illawarra area – it’s located at one of the biggest shopping centres in the state; […]

The Ancient Fruit

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Figs Are Fantastic! Traced back to 9300BC, the sweet and delicious fig is one of the first recorded types of fruit. The small tear-shaped fruit has a pretty burgundy exterior while the flesh inside is pitted with vibrant red seeds. The skin of a fig is quite thin and edible as well, the only thing […]

A Tropical Empire

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Interstate Fruit Wholesaler J.E Tipper Pty Ltd. Established in the 1940s by the company’s namesake, John Tipper, this Brisbane fruit and vegetable wholesaler has transformed into an exemplary interstate operation that specialises in tropical fruit. The business blossomed under the management of the Tipper boys – John’s two sons. Ernie Wood an employee of the […]

Study Reveals ‘Healthy’ Products In Supermarkets Often Have Misleading Labelling

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Why Fresh is Best. The Cancer Council has released findings from a study investigating labelling on supermarket products claiming to contain ‘real fruit and vegetables’. Of the 762 products chosen for testing, nearly half were making a fruit or vegetable claim, a third of which were classed as ‘unhealthy’ by the Cancer Council. A spokesperson […]

Who Is The Greengrocer Of The Year?

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YLGG Congratulates the Winners. And the winner is…. Southgate Sylvania Best Fresh! This store has taken out the title of Metropolitan Greengrocer of the Year and was presented with their prize at the awards ceremony held at Doltone House in Sydney on December 22. Not the type to be content with second place; the team […]

Sharing Good Food With Their Community

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Forestway Fresh Wants You to Eat Well! The history of this fresh produce family started in the late 40s, when Pasquale migrated to Australia from Italy, excited to start life in a new country. The rest of his tight-knit family – including son Domenic – arrived in Australia in 1954. Nonno Pasquale, as he was […]

Exotic, Sweet & Fragrant

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Why Lychees Are the Perfect Summer Fruit. Often used to flavour dishes and drinks, lychee is a unique fruit that is sought after mostly because of its beautiful fragrance. Originally from China, this fruit was once considered a delicacy of the Imperial Court. However, thousands of years later the fruit still enjoys an exclusive quality […]

Something For Everyone

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If It’s In Season Elite Fresh Produce Will Have It! With over 40 years experience in the fresh produce industry, Guy Tamarchio is an expert when it comes to fruit and veggies. He established his wholesale business more than 20 years ago and continues to work on the market floor with his hardworking team. Guy […]

Classic Aussie Vegetable Is Still Popular Today

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Australians Keep Going Back to the Humble Beetroot . Vibrant purple in colour, juicy and sweet – the tasty beetroot is a great vegetable that is often symbolic of Australian cooking. And if you thought it was a retro ingredient that was relegated to stodgy milkbar burgers, you’re wrong. Beetroot is still as popular as […]