The part of the business that started it all, the history of Westcountry Fruit Sales goes back to the middle of the nineteenth century when Falmouth was a thriving port and the re-supply of ships was of crucial importance. Jump forward one hundred and fifty or more years and Westcountry is still at the heart of things supplying fresh produce to caterers and retailers across the South West – as well as re-stocking the occasional cruise ship.
We work closely with our farmers and growers to source as much local produce as possible, from root vegetables like potatoes, parsnips and swede (or turnips as we call them down here), through alliums and brassicas (leeks and onions, cabbages and cauliflower), to salad leaves and specialist market garden crops including the wonderful soft fruit grown in the South West through the summer.
We also import from the rest of the UK and Europe those products that chefs and shopkeepers expect to have available year round and those which cannot be grown in the UK – bananas and other tropical fruit, lemons and other citrus, those Mediterranean vegetables that have become staples, competitively priced and all in tip-top condition.
In early 2014 we started importing direct from Rungis market just outside Paris, buyers working on our behalf purchase the finest produce and it arrives with us within twenty-four hours ensuring that it is as fresh as can be when it gets to our customers.
Finally, again in the spring of 2014, we started growing our own produce! Working with Pete Lawrence, a vastly experienced organic grower famous for his Lizard Leaves range, we purchased Canara Farm, an organic market garden near Mylor, between Truro and Falmouth. Three huge polytunnels provide a huge variety of specialist varieties, you can read more about them on our Canara Farm page.

Our own farm growing an inspiring range of remarkable produce & the famous lizard leaves. To find out more about Canara Farm click here.

 

Lizard Leaves has the perfect balance of taste, texture and appearance. To find out more about Lizard Leaves, click here.

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