Since Spring 2014, at our railway arch in Bermondsey, we have been serving food lovers from across London. Prior to this, Elena worked from 2003 at Borough Market, and later in Druid Street, Bermondsey, with the legendary Tony Booth, who for decades supplied many of London’s top chefs including Jeremy Lee, Jamie Oliver, Mark Hix, Gordon Ramsey and many others. Andrei also spent 3 years with Tony Booth fulfilling orders for the most demanding of London’s chefs. Our knowledge of the fruit and veg business is extensive and hands-on.
Our focus is in sourcing specialist produce, primarly from England, Italy and France. As we are a small company, we can work with smaller growers and producers. To date we have established particularly good links for this in the UK and in Italy from where we source beautiful Sicilian citrus. This means better quality produce, grown naturally with minimal use of pesticides or chemicals. It gives us a great opportunity to offer our customers amazing fresh produce full of flavour at realistic prices.
We care about fruit and vegetables and how they are produced. We are committed not only to sourcing the best, seasonal produce but also to ensuring we think and act ethically and sustainably in all that we do. At every point along the way, from working directly with growers wherever possible, transporting, and supplying our customers, we continually look to improve. We operate a minimum waste policy, which is supported by our ingredient-led wholesale customers. This helps us to not order more than we need. Anything that is left from our Saturday retail is turned into Preserves and Ferments or given to schools and charities.