Border Markets receives three B-Double trucks of produce a week from Melbourne markets, topped up by Sydney and Brisbane markets, as well as local growers where possible, depending on seasonal conditions.
“There’s a lot of behind the scenes work with growers, agents and sourcing the best stock,” Kane said.
“It’s the same with the customers – working out their needs, what they want, ensuring we’re meeting their needs with quality and service.
“Transporting fruit and veg is crucial. It’s important not to break the cold chain, especially in the summer months.
“If produce is not kept at a cold temperature, it shortens the lifespan of it, so after having refrigerated trucks deliver to us here, it’s packed in a refrigerated area, then put in one of our refrigerated vans so it never loses that cold chain.”