ABOUT MOUNT BARKER FRESH
In January 2006 the three Fragnito brothers, James, Dean and Mark purchased Mt Barker Fresh Markets, from the Palma brothers who established the business 9 years earlier.
Second generation fruit and vegetable shop owners, after parents Tony and Marisa who both immigrated to Australia from rural Italy in 1960.
Since that time they have owned many fruit and vegetable retail across Adelaide.
All three boys after finishing their education continued in the family business whole heartedly.
In 1995 with the purchase and success of the Clovecrest Fruit and Veg which was quick to develop into a thriving business.
Within the 8 years at Mt Barker Fresh Markets, to cope with growing consumer demand the store has undergone two major expansions.
Firstly the internal shopping floor and then secondly the outdoor veranda.
Subsequently expanding facilities including new and larger cool rooms and readily accessible loading and unloading docks.
This now allows for larger volumes of produce and quicker turn around.
Stocking only the freshest produce for our loyal customers.
The addition of the Mt Barker Fresh Markets truck, the Scania G480 which is the pride of our fleet.
We travel to Pooraka each day to deliver our produce and in-turn load and deliver to the greater hills community.
We think this is one of our greatest advantages.
We have a simple and efficient system,
purchasing in the early hours of the morning and selling that produce during the day.
Keeping freshness to its peak while keeping costs to a minimum.
We are privileged to be in the heart of the Adelaide Hills,
we have the fastest access to the freshest produce in South Australia.
With our many years in business accompanied by out great purchasing power
we have developed and continued to develop great relationships.
We take great pride and pleasure in suppling our customers with top produce from growers and merchants
from the Adelaide Produce Market which continues to be the hub of local and interstate produce.
Over the years our business has continued to grow against market trends.
We truly believe this is because of our passion combined with hard team work and effort of our staff.
Great staff = Great business.
Passion, value and service best describes the Mount Barker Fresh philosophy.
We always aim to serve the community with the best produce available at the best price in a gentle atmosphere.
What started as a job in our parents family business as developed into a full fledged love affair with the industry.
Mount Baker Fresh Wholesaling
The Mt Barker fresh markets also Wholesales!
Catering to all business, ranging from bulk buy purchases for processing, to providing delicate produce for fine dining venues,
with utes, vans and trucks all at our disposable.
We welcome all new wholesale customers.
Please contact us by phone on 8391 0666 fax 8391 6060 or email on [email protected].
After the processing of the credit application form we are ready for business.
Orders can be made by the same process (phone orders in business hours) with next day delivery.
For your convenience orders can be placed on the Mt Barker Fresh order pads which can be scanned or faxed.
For any inquires please ring James on 0439 894 311 or email [email protected]
Please look out for our online buying cart we are anticipating to commence in February 2015!
RECIPES BY NIC AND ROCCOSummer Pasta Salad
- 500g Packet Pasta (Casareccia, Fusilli)
- 1 Small Punnet Cherry Tomatoes, Cut In Half
- Perfect Italiano Traditional Shaved Parmesan (125g)
- 1 Packet of Rocket
- 1 Packet of Baby Spinach
- 2 Tbs pine nuts, lightly toasted
- 2 Tbs flaked almonds, lightly toasted
- Olive oil
- Freshly squeezed lemon (or lemon rind)
- Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to taste
Cook pasta in large saucepan of boiling water, following packet directions, until tender.
Meanwhile in a large non-stick pan, heat all other ingredients until warm.
Mix through the pasta and Perfect Italiano Traditional Shaved Parmesan, season to taste.
Infuse lemon rind with olive oil the day before for an intense lemon flavour.