My husband has partnered with two foodies and has opened a green grocer, St Clements, Carlton North. It’s so lovely being around fresh produce and beautiful staples and I thought I would share some of the pictures. We eat a LOT of fruit (probably too much) and vegetables (can never be enough I suppose) so it’s a business venture with the appropriate benefits.
The focus is on local, seasonal food. They are encouraging the community to supply stock so there are lemons from Nonna and apples dropped in from a local winemaker. A sweet concept and one that I think people will appreciate. Some consumers are starting to reject the quality of produce served at the major supermarkets and it’s refreshing to realise that the lemons have come from someone’s backyard near by.
As well as fresh fruit and vegetables they sell grocery items like beautiful preserves, imported teas, pastas, organic grains, amazing saffron, vanilla pods and local extra virgin olive oil. I’m feeling inspired and can’t wait to put those rosebuds on some cup cakes, use the saffron in a tagine and create some vanilla sugar and more.