From humble beginnings, we began our market garden in 1965 on our 5 acre property in Yangebup, growing a simple crop of beans for the local market. With dedication and hard work we have expanded our farming operations to include a range of vegetables from our market gardens in Baldivis, Myalup and Manjimup, fruit from our Orchards in Kununurra, eggs from our Poultry farm in Anketell and cattle from Manjimup and North Dandalup. We also buy from and sell for local produce growers at our Market Floor in Canning Vale.
One of the many advantages of our business, being hands on, is we are able to respond to customer needs quickly. This has seen Spudshed evolve over the years to a highly competitive independent retailer that now offers a full grocery range in addition to fresh produce, meat, fish, bakery and dairy.
Cutting out the middle man has become a bit of an obsession! As primary producers we are at the forefront of the industry and recognise the benefits as growers and more importantly for consumers to provide grower direct product at farm gate prices. We enjoy a fantastic relationship with some amazing West Australian suppliers and are a strong supporter of WA products and people. Our own people consist of over 700 everyday West Australians, who are proud to be part of our family.
So if you are passing Myalup, say g’day to my brother Vince, nephews Jordan and Frank in the garden, or give a wave to Josh if you see a Galati truck on the road. My brother Sam and nephew Pip would be happy to show you around Kununurra if you are in the area. A Saturday morning will see Frankie, Seb, Anthony and Alana at the markets, and if you see me wandering through the shops checking out our produce please stop and say hello.
If you just want to put your feet up and relax, come and enjoy a meal or coffee at our licensed café Francesco’s in Jandakot, named after my late father who watches over us always.