If you’re a Crows Nest local, you simply cannot go past a trip to Natural Fresh Grocer.
Packed to the brim with fresh produce, owner Tony prides himself on his store’s immaculate presentation, displaying a kaleidoscope of colourful fruits and vegetables that extends to every corner of his shop.
“I decided to become involved in the industry after a good friend of mine who inspired me to start my own greengrocer.” said Tony.
“I saw how much he loved it, so when I was given the opportunity to open [Natural Fresh Grocer] I took it.”
Having set up the Crows Nest store in late 2016, Tony has since transformed a once-tired fruit and veggie shop into a fresh produce shopping experience that caters to the area’s thriving business hub.
By incorporated the neighbouring café into his store, Tony completely overhauled the old menu to properly showcase the quality produce Natural Fresh Grocer has to offer. Locals can choose from a variety of fresh salads and sandwiches, freshly squeezed juices or simply sit down and enjoy a coffee in-store.
Natural Fresh Grocer also houses its own deli, stocking the highest quality product from local suppliers while the store’s grocery lines are imported from across the globe – predominantly Italy, Greece and the United States.
Despite these changes, Tony still hasn’t compromised the history of the building, retaining the original artwork that covers the walls of his shop.
“There are many elements of the old store we deliberately kept to remind customers that we’re still a greengrocer and we want to deliver the very best product to our locals.”