We grow all over WA
The Galati family business has come a long way since starting out as a market garden in Spearwood in the 1960s. Tony and his brothers Vince and Sam, grew up helping their Sicilian parents run a two-hectare market garden. After school, they would work in the garden picking beans or harvesting potatoes.
Hard work and long hours has seen this business grown to around 1,000 hectares with farms throughout WA. Despite the size of the business, it is still very much a family affair. Tony, together with his brothers Vince and Sam and supported by their sons, oversee the day-to-day operations on the various farms and stores.
The first Spudshed opened its doors in November 1998 from a small shed on the Baldivis farm. What started as a simple farmer’s market has grown into eight stores offering a large range of fresh produce together with a full meat, dairy and grocery offer. The essence of the business however has not changed and the majority of the produce still comes direct from the Galati farms.
The business philosophy is simple and bringing down the cost of a weekly shop and making healthy fresh produce affordable for the people of Perth is what continues to drive Tony and his family.