At Tricky’s, we like to keep it local, it makes sense on so many levels. We are supporting local employers and in turn their local workforce, reducing air miles and bringing you fresh, locally grown Cornish produce. Here’s the first in a series of features on our local suppliers.
We buy our fruit and veg from Westcountry Fruit Sales one of the oldest produce trading businesses in the region and in the UK. Over the years, the business has built fantastic local network of high quality local growers of seasonal fresh produce. The company can trace its roots as a fresh produce wholesaler in Cornwall as far back as 1856 and members of the same family have owned and operated the company since 1961.
Working with Pete Lawrence, a vastly experienced organic grower famous for his Lizard Leaves range, WestCountry Fruit Sales purchased Canara Farm, an organic market garden near Mylor. The farm has around 14 acres of prime market garden with several huge polytunnels and produces a wonderful range of specialist vegetables, salads and herbs plus a few fruits.
They grow special heirloom and artisan tomatoes such as black cherry, green sausage and Hawaiian currant; baby carrots and beetroots of various shapes and colours; peas and beans from purple mange tout to striped French beans, edible flowers like marigolds, nasturtiums, and the wonderful courgette flower for stuffing or deep frying.
Keep it Cornish, that’s what we say!