THE LOCAL FRUITO
The Local Fruito is now located in the Green Point Shopping Centre as the LOCAL FRUITOLOGIST. They have the same fresh produce and wonderful customer service - it is wonderful to rediscover them and realise that not all good things change!
I recall while growing up here on the Coast the amount of local farms surrounding the area. We used to look forward to that first winter frost to get the juiciest, sweetest oranges straight from the trees. Everything we ate was fresh. What happened? Convenience!
If you drive around the Central Coast you will still see but may not notice, the odd fruit stalls and quite often if they have good produce they will have a busy car park.
Major supermarkets have an ever burgeoning fruit and veg section. Why is this so I ask? It obviously isn't for the freshness - checking for a zucchini that doesn't droop like an overheated candle can be a time consuming effort. They prey on your lack of time, and want, to do the mundane - shopping.
But if you try a local, smaller retailer you could be in for a nice surprise. If you want a good place to start try THE LOCAL FRUITO at Erina in the IGA (old Jewels) complex.
They have an abundance of local produce from local farms. They strive to avoid things such as American imports of produce readily available in THIS country.
Have you ever thought how long it takes for a sea voyage from the states, unloading on the docks, the trip to the warehouse, the trip to the particular supermarket and then to the shelf? Urgh! How much and what treatment would you have to use to keep fresh produce looking fresh for that long under un-natural conditions? I dread to think.
THE LOCAL FRUITO's customer service is supreme, always helpful and friendly and the prices are quite often much less than the supermarkets. This is convenience that won't cost you your health.
Next time you are out Erina way give the LOCAL FRUITO a try. They are situated right near the Fair on the main road and there is plenty of parking.
THIS BUSINESS HAS MOVED TO GREEN POINT SINCE THIS AWARD
THE LOCAL FRUITOLOGIST
Green Point Shopping Centre
GREEN POINT NSW