Fresh Awards 2018 – NSW Finest Greengrocers

By: Admin   On: 28 July 2018 

The Greengrocer of the Year Awards are an important acknowledgement of the local businesses that provide excellent produce, unique brands and excellent service to their local communities all year round.

We congratulate the Winners of the Sydney Markets Fresh Awards announced this week. Particularly Parisi’s Food Hall Rose Bay, winner of both The Greengrocer of the Year and best Retail Presentation Award as well as being a finalist in the Best Large Business category. This result follows their huge success last year also taking out 2 categories as well us being a finalist in the Greengrocer of the Year.

Finalists were judged by industry experts and anonymous local mystery shoppers and judged on; store appearance, customer service, product knowledge, produce quality, range and freshness.

These local businesses offer an excellent personal service and high levels of product knowledge as well as the finest quality that you just don’t get in the major supermarkets.

Sydney Markets’ Fresh Awards Manager, Sue Dodd importantly commented earlier that “The Fresh Awards act as a timely reminder to all of us about the importance of shopping local and supporting high quality small businesses that contribute so much to our communities.”


2018 Greengrocer of the Year

Winner: Parisí’s Food Hall, Rose Bay
▪ Harbord Growers Market, Balgowlah
▪ Ziggy’s Fresh, Belconnen
▪ Ziggy’s Fresh, Fyshwick

Best Small Business
Winner: Rossi’s Fresh, Carlingford
Bondi Rd Fruitologist, Bondi
Fruitologist, Rozelle
Plumpton Fruitworld, Plumpton

Best Medium Business
Winner:  Harbord Growers Market, Balgowlah
▪ Freshworld, Maroubra
Ziggy’s Fresh, Belconnen
▪ Ziggy’s Fresh, Fyshwick

Best Large Business
Winner:  Fruitezy, Chatswood
Country Growers, Brookvale
▪ Fruitezy Marketplace,Miranda
▪ Parisí’s Food Hall, Rose Bay

Service Excellence
Winner: Wollombi Road Providore, Cessnock
▪ Harbord Growers Market, Balgowlah
Kareela Grocer, Kareela
▪ Rossi’s Fresh, Carlingford

Retail Presentation
Winner: ▪ Parisi’s Food Hall, Rose BaY
▪ Fruitezy, Chatswood Chase
▪ Harbord Growers Market, Balgowlah
▪ Kareela Grocer, Kareela

Knowledge in Action
Winner: ▪ Martelli’s Fruit Market, Cherrybrook
Cronulla Gourmet Grocer, Cronulla
Freshworld, Castle Hill
▪ Ziggy’s Fresh, Belconnen

Florist Of The Year:

Winner: ▪ B & M Florist, Monterey
▪ Pearson’s Florist, Chatswood
▪ The Floral Decorator, Erskineville
▪ Pure Flowers Lane Cove

Retail Excellence
Winner: ▪ The Floral Decorator, Erskineville
▪ La Vie En Rose, Beecroft
▪ Pearson’s Florist, Chatswood
▪ B & M Florist, Monterey

Merchandising and Branding
Winner: Jodie McGregor Flowers, Annandale
▪ B & M Florist, Monterey
Native Botanical, Young
▪ Pure Flowers, Lane Cove

Service Excellence
Winner: Pure Flowers, Lane Cove
▪ , Emu Plains
▪ B & M Florist, Monterey
▪ Bunch It with Country, Narellan

Produce Grower of the Year

Winner: Grima Farm Fresh Produce, Horsley Park

▪ Goldenfield Growers, Wallacia
▪ Maries Bella Zucchini Flowers, Berkshire Park
▪ P J Fresh, Badgerys Creek

Flower Grower of the Year
Winner: East Coast Wildflowers, Mangrove Mountain
▪ Bagala Bros, Horsley Park
▪ Eagles Greens Supplies, Ourimbah
▪ S & P Dominello, Peats Ridge

Winner: Golden fruit, Sydney Markets
Export Fresh, Sydney Markets
Fresh Fellas, Sydney Markets
Roy Cave & Sons, Sydney Markets

Fresh Blogger of The Year Award

Winner: Sydney Food Sisters, Effi Tsoukatos & Caterina Sterrantino
Five Bean Foods, Elissa Steel
See Taste Do, Jenny Wong
Travel with Joanne, Joanne Karcz

Support your Local Suppliers.

Greengrocer of the Year and Florist of the Year Awards are sponsored by Sydney Markets to recognise and encourage best practice in fresh produce and flower retailing and growing. Sydney Markets is home to the Sydney Produce Market, Sydney Flower Market and Sydney Growers Market. Supplied by over 20,000 local and interstate growers, more than 700 businesses call the Sydney Markets home, selling fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers to florists, fruit retailers and consumers.
For further information about the Fresh Awards, visit or contact Sue Dodd, Fresh Awards Manager 0438 725 453

Opera Foods Pty Ltd supply your local greengrocers with our own Aussie brands of Plum Foods healthy Gourmet Granola and Muesli, Bush Cookies Gourmet High Tea Cookies, Pep Tea’s Organic Kombucha and Matcha Tea, and The Lolly Shop Confectionery. Brands that you won’t find in the big Supermarkets.