Meet the characters behind the Camberwell Fresh Food Market
The traders play a vital role in bringing the Camberwell Fresh Food Market to life, with most of them family-operated businesses. Here, we meet the people behind the market stalls.
Sweeties Fruit and Nuts
A stalwart shop, Sweeties Fruit and Nuts has called the market home for more than 16 years. The store specialises in a variety of nuts,
with 95% of them grown and sourced locally in Australia.
In addition to nuts and confectionery, the shop sells all kinds of glacé fruits ideal for fruit cakes.
Co-owner Neil Tzilinis took over the shop in February 2017 and comes to the business with extensive retail experience.
“The market is very community orientated. We have our regulars that come in every week and I know their orders by heart. There is a lovely community feel,” he said.
Little Pony Goes To Market
Little Pony opened their first cafe at Camberwell Junction in July 2016 and have recently expanded to offer a second cafe at the Camberwell Fresh Food Market.
Little Pony Goes To Market offers coffee and tea, as well as chai, matcha and turmeric lattes. To accompany your hot drinks, the cafe offers delicious pastries and doughnuts.
But the main attraction are the scrolls, filled with delicious ingredients like Nutella and banana, cookies and cream, lamington, and classic cinnamon and icing.
“Coffee and pastries are such a fantastic combination. It gives people the chance to take a break and treat themselves,” said owner Jay He.
For quality meat at great prices, Market Meats is the answer.
The butcher has been part of the Camberwell Fresh Food Market for the past five years and specialises in grass-fed meat, locally-sourced beef and cuts that are ideal for ‘low and slow’ cooking.
Co-owner Angelo Garretto said he focused on bringing people premium products at affordable prices.
“We don’t skimp on quality. Our burgers are the best in town – we use Black Angus Beef and fresh ingredients so they are packed with flavour,” he said.
The butcher also sells sausages in natural casings, lamb gyros and porchetta.
For more market traders visit the Camberwell Fresh Food Market website.