Paul and Hamish have been mates for many years. They are originally from the Apple Isle itself – Tasmania – and growing up with such fresh, local, seasonal produce spurred a love of great fresh food. Upon returning from their travels and settling in Melbourne they were struck by the lack of local greengrocers. With a love of great produce and fond memories of what the village greengrocer used to be – a place where the staff were friendly, always ready to help and knew you by name. Where you could get fantastic quality, seasonal local produce, as well as specialty artisan grocery items – The Happy Apple Greengrocer was born.
We are 100% committed to providing exceptional quality fresh produce. It’s the essence of our business. All our produce is handpicked, with the team – including Paul & Hamish, up early and at the wholesale markets before the sun comes up! We buy daily to ensure that our stock is as fresh as it can be and have worked hard on building relationships with the best providers. Our online orders are picked and packed from our fresh stock in the store so you’re assured of getting the best quality. Please feel free to pop in and visit us in Ascot Vale to take a look around.
We have a wide range of fresh produce available both in-store and online for home delivery. We stock seasonal fresh produce with a focus on local ingredients. Our fruit and vegetable range is exhaustive, however if you can’t find something or are looking for something a little different, don’t be afraid to ask and we’ll do what we can to get it for you.
We have a variety of gourmet products, including pantry items, dairy goods, freshly baked breads, juices, nuts & dried fruits and many more. Brands include Crumbs Organic Bakehouse breads, Yulla desserts, Brookfarm cereals, Whisk & Pin muesli & dried fruits, Jonesy’s Milk, Elgaar Farm Organic dairy goods and much more.
We also stock a range of products for people with special diet requirements as well as babies.
We pride ourselves on providing old-fashioned service – where the staff are friendly and always ready to give you a hand. Whether online or in-store we’re always available to help, simply chat to one of our friendly staff or drop us an email. Our aim is to make your experience with us reminiscent of the village greengrocer of old – simple, friendly, enjoyable and convenient. Much of our business comes from happy regular customers, which is what we consider a success.
A little note from us…
We love what we do and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve and grow our business. A part of creating the village greengrocer means we need your input and support to help make us and shape us into what you need. We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback so please feel free to drop us an email (via the contact us page) or drop in for a chat with Paul, Hamish and the team.
We hope you enjoy your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Eat well, shop happy!
Paul, Hamish & the Team