Andrew and Ann with their gorgeous tribe: Zoe, Charlie, Alex and Nathan
Local Andrew Kingsley has over twelve years in the fruit and veg industry and after hearing from many locals that the town lacked a Fruit and Veg Barn, he has opened one in Rainbow Beach.
Situated at 12 Goondi Street, down from Wolf Rock Dive in the Industrial Estate, and the Barn is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday mornings.
Andrew says, “We are carrying a wide range of fruit and veg, and anything that is not on the shelves can be ordered in. We will also be building up a stock of continental products of the coming weeks.”
He and his partner, Ann Moroney took a seachange four years ago and their children are busy at Rainbow Beach State School, with nippers and AFL. Ann works hard keeping other locals and visitors fit and healthy with her personal training business in town.
Andrew says they will provide Fraser Island deliveries of fresh fruit and veg twice weekly. “We know how hard it is for the residents of Fraser to get a decent supply of fruit and veg. Deliveries are made on Tuesday and Thursday.”
Andrew, Nathan and Charlie at the Fruit and Veg Barn – ready for business!
Rainbow Fruit also offers free delivery to Rainbow Beach senior residents because the store is not in the town centre, “All they need to do is call and place their order and we will deliver to them. We are also offering a discount to Senior Card Holders.”
Andrew also welcomes wholesale orders and already supplies quite a few local restaurants and cafes. He says, “I have found that many of the businesses in town have welcomed the ability to be able to source fruit and veg a few minutes from their doorstep.”
“We will be offering residents what we call a Locals Card where you will get a stamp every time you shop and after six visits will receive great discount’s and some freebees.”
Andrew travels to Brisbane Markets once or twice a week and personally sources all his stock by hand, “That way I can make sure I am getting fantastic quality fruit and veg at decent prices.”
He grins, “I look forward to seeing everybody down at the Barn and hope everyone will enjoy our fantastic fruit and veg.”