Hey guys! I know that there's something quite similar to this already. But i'm after the best place where I can buy in bulk (doesn't necessarily have to be organic). I live at home and my mum pays for groceries so I won't be too fussy on organic. From my experiences at Victoria Markets I find that the prices are quite similar to supermarket price and also similar quality, so now I've been buying my produce at the fruit and vegetable market in highpoint, which is great because they have a wide range of good quality produce, however it isn't exactly the cheapest! Would love any input, thank you. :)
Yes. The best place is Terra Madre in Northcote. Speak to Ryan.
103 High Street
Northcote VIC 3070
Mon to Sat 8:30am – 7:30pm,
Sun 9:30am – 7:30pm
Thank you heaps! I'll go and check it out! :)
I made a trip to Terra Madre. It was crazy expensive! They didn't sell in bulk and there wasn't a large amount of fruit. :(
It was more a health store rather than a fruit market.
Does anyone else have any suggestions? :)
Hey Carolina, if you are still on the fruit lifestyle and after bulk home delivery, I hope to provide an affordable solution. The more people who purchase, the cheaper the prices get.
For organic fruit and vegetables, the best prices I've found are at Terra Madre (Northcote), Aunt Maggies (Balaclava, Fitzroy, Brunswick, Malvern) AND Fruit Wellbeing home delivery (see Lachlan's post below - great for buying bulk because you won't need to worry about how to transport the produce home).
For conventional produce, Footscray market is really cheap. Huge variety of greens and the usual end of day market bargains if you go Saturday when they're closing. I'm certain you'd be able to negotiate bulk buy discounts.
As a once off, you can get a discount on your first order from Aussie Farmers Direct using coupon codes that you should be able to find online :)
Yep, I would agree with that assessment Melinda. Fruit Wellbeing will continue to get cheaper as it grows and better bulk deals can be negotiated with the wholesalers - obviously the costs of 'free' delivery have to be factored in though.
One thing I would add is that Terra Madre sells a lot of second-grade produce (hence why its produce is sometimes ridiculously cheap) and isn't really conducive to bulk purchases because of its small retail layout (words cannot describe how frustrating it is to shop there when it's busy, i.e. after 9.30am every day of the week!).
Also, for conventional produce, the Queen Victoria Market can sometimes be cheaper than the Footscray Market (more stalls > greater competition = lower prices).
I do most of my shopping with Local Organics.
They're in East Brunswick but deliver all around.
You can buy from them online but I contacted them regarding bulk orders and they offered me wholesale prices. They email me a price list each week with what's available and I order off that - super easy!
It's all local too which I love and am really happy to support.
The produce is great quality 2-3 weeks in the fridge!
Yes, I need somewhere in Melbourne that sells bulk banana's preferably organic as I want to do banana island! If anyone has any suggestions that'd be awesome! Thanks!