Our roots as a fresh produce wholesaler in Cornwall go back as far as 1856, making Westcountry Fruit Sales one of the oldest produce trading businesses in the region, and in the UK. Members of the same family have owned and operated the company since 1961, providing a consistent approach to our primary aim of delivering excellent produce to our customers, where they want it, when they want it.
We are now the leading wholesaler of local, regional and imported produce in the South West of England. We supply customers across the private and public sectors, ranging from small cafés and independent retailers, through fine dining restaurants and hotels, to large schools and hospitals. Our extensive fleet of vehicles operates out of four depots (Falmouth and St. Austell in Cornwall, Newton Abbot in Devon, and Ashwick near Wells in Somerset) providing a daily service to well over 2,000 delivery points across the region.
Shop owners, chefs and catering managers rely on us for competitive pricing, quality products and the breadth of our range, but most of all they value our first class customer service. Many of them receive deliveries twice, and sometimes three times, per day; This helps them manage the inevitable peaks and troughs of seasonal, weekly and even daily trading.
From our humble beginnings provisioning ships in the port of Falmouth, we have grown steadily and added ranges of foods to meet customer demand. We now have a stable of brands that make us the ‘one-stop shop’ for food service in the South West.
Westcountry Fruit Sales – our fresh produce division – includes our own Canara Farm and Lizard Leaves products, and high quality imports direct from Rungis Market outside Paris – read more here
Essential Food Company – provides a full range of chilled and dried foods as well as kitchen consumables – read more here
Plough to Plate – a unique selection of of locally sourced products, artisan foods and interesting ingredients – read more here