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Fresh Fruit and Veges

Retail Store
Online Store
Official website
291 Shirley Rd, Papatoetoe

It was July of 2019, and Shirley was looking for a new challenge. Having built a career in the childcare sector, so and her husband decided to purchase a community fruit and vegetable shop in the centre of Papatoetoe.

Shirley and her husband at a lot of work to do, the fruit and veg shops previous owners sold products at very competitive prices, but the quality was just not there. They wanted to source the highest quality of products but didn't know if customers would be willing to pay for quality. It took a leap of faith, but they starting building relationships with suppliers, sampling products and stocking high-quality products in their store.

Their bet paid off, Fresh Fruit and Veges currently service the local community, but also various catering and restaurant businesses, commercial entities and now customers of This Local Piggy who seek quality and authenticity in the ingredients that they purchase.

At pre-pandemic levels, the husband and wife duo had the foresight to purchase a business with a good domain (URL). And when Auckland went into level 4, their phone started ringing, emails starting to flood in from all across Auckland. They invested in the website so that it could take orders, and have since been serving customers both in the shop and online.

Shirley and her husband are looking into how to bring pacific cuisine knowledge to the massive, to share the delights and culture of Fiji.

This Seller's Shop

Green Beans (NZ) - 300g

NZ grown green beans, high in fibre and in season now!
$ 4.20 NZD

Blueberries (NZ) - Punnet

Blueberries are the quintessential summer treat!
$ 6.99 NZD

Strawberries (NZ) - Punnet

New Season Strawberries
$ 4.50 NZD

Free range eggs (NZ) - size 7

From a rotation of farms around the North Island. Size 7 eggs are large.
$ 7.50 NZD

Coriander (NZ)- bunch

Approx 80g of NZ coriander
$ 2.20 NZD

Courgettes (NZ) - 1kg

A summer squash, courgette's sweet delicate flavour across the world.
$ 17.99 NZD

Limes (USA) - bag of 3

NZ limes are available from February to June. Outside these times they are imported form USA
$ 7.50 NZD

Washed white potatoes (NZ) -1kg

These mixed sized NZ potatoes are handpicked to ensure quality.
$ 2.50 NZD

Spinach Bag/Each (NZ)

Full grown spinach for cooking
$ 3.99 NZD

Seedless Grapes - 1 kg (Imported)

Choice of Red Green grapes
$ 16.99 NZD

Red Onions (NZ) - 1kg

Approximately 5-7 onions
$ 2.49 NZD

Packham Pears (NZ) -kg

Approx 5 pears/kg
$ 6.49 NZD

Long Eggplants (Fiji) - 500g

Asian variety eggplants. Popular in South, East and Middle eastern places
$ 11.00 NZD

Lettuce (NZ) -each

Whole head of lettuce
$ 3.99 NZD

Granny Smith Apples - 1kg (NZ)

(1kg is approx 5 apples)
$ 3.99 NZD

Eggplant (NZ) - Each

Large eggplant/ aubergine
$ 5.99 NZD

Coriander (Pukekohe)- 100g bag

100g of Auckland grown corriander
$ 3.50 NZD

Capsicum (NZ) - Each

Pick your colour!
$ 3.30 NZD

Brushed Potatoes (NZ) - 1kg

These mixed sized NZ potatoes are handpicked to ensure quality.
$ 2.50 NZD

Oranges (NZ)- 1kg

Approx 4-6 per kilo. Oranges are having a good year here in NZ.
$ 3.99 NZD

Rose/Queen Apples - 1kg

approx 4-5 per kilo. Crisp, very juicy, variety will depend on availablity
$ 4.29 NZD

Kumara (NZ) - 1kg

Approx 2-3 per kilo, these large kumaras are great baked whole with your choice of topping (NZ)
$ 4.50 NZD

Lemons (NZ)

Fresh and fruity !
$ 3.99 NZD

Parsnips (kg)

Approx 4-6 per kilo.
$ 6.99 NZD

Cauliflower (NZ) - Each

Roast it whole with spices, smother it with cheese, or simply steam it . (NZ)
$ 5.50 NZD

Broccoli (NZ) - each

Broccoli is a staple among many households. Late season
$ 3.99 NZD

Royal Gala apples (NZ) - 1kg

(1kg is approx 6 apples) Mildly sweet in flavour and super juicy.
$ 3.99 NZD

Cherry Tomatoes (NZ) - punnet

NZ Hot house grown to ensure winter supply
$ 7.50 NZD

Tomatoes

NZ grown tomatoes
$ 4.99 NZD

Bananas - per kg (imported)

(Approx 8 banana bunch)The popular fruit works well in everything from smoothies to cakes
$ 3.10 NZD

Kiwi Fruit (NZ) - 1kg

Gold - approx 8 per kg. Green - approx 10-12
$ 3.99 NZD

Beetroots (NZ) -1kg

A great source of fibre, vitamin B9, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C
$ 4.99 NZD

Leeks (NZ) - Each

Member of the onion family, leeks have a sweeter flavour with less aroma
$ 2.49 NZD

Spring onions (bunch)

A staple in asian cooking and a perfect garish to finish any dish
$ 1.99 NZD

Silverbeet (NZ)- Bunch

Silverbeet stalks take well to cooking and it's leaves can be used as carb free wraps
$ 1.99 NZD

White button Mushrooms (NZ) - 250g punnet

A young, milder flavoured mushroom
$ 4.99 NZD

Baby Spinach -300g (Pukekohe)

Bag of baby spinach for salads or to top up a dish with greens
$ 6.99 NZD

Mandarins (NZ) - 1kg

1kg is approx 10-12 mandarins.
$ 6.99 NZD

Cabbage - each (NZ)

Choice of Green or Red Cabbage
$ 4.49 NZD

Agria Potatoes (1kg)

Agrias have floury and fluffy texture and the ability to resist becoming sticky when cooked
$ 2.50 NZD

Brown Onions (NZ) - 1kg

Approximately 5-7 onions
$ 2.99 NZD

Garlic (NZ) - Pack of 5

Pack of 5 bulbs
$ 7.99 NZD

Ginger 100g (Thailand)

Ginger, an essential to Asian cooking
$ 1.79 NZD

Pumpkin (each)

Choice of small or medium
$ 2.50 NZD

Carrots (NZ) - 1kg

1KG of New Zealand carrots
$ 1.99 NZD

Large Avocados (each)

One large avocado
$ 3.99 NZD

Celery NZ - large bunch

A large bunch of celery
$ 4.99 NZD

Tele Cucumber (each)

A long crispy skinned cucumber
$ 3.99 NZD