What do you do when you can't find what you want close to home? You open your own store!
At least that's what Ashgrove locals Kelly Duffy (pictured above) and Angelo Falco did when they came up with The Produce on Waterworks Road, Ashgrove.
Kelly comes from a background in the fitness industry and, along with partner Angelo, created exactly what she thought was missing from the local area.
"My skin reacts to chemicals and preservatives and we wanted to create a place where people would know it was okay to eat and drink. We want to make organic affordable," says Kelly
The Produce is a of bulk foods and cafe combination where you can go to stock up your cupboard and your stomach at the same time. There's also a selection of beauty products and eco-friendly cleaning items.
Everything is organic, including the organic fair trade coffee and the Barambah milk that goes in it, and it doesn't cost extra.
It's a small food offering with a cabinet display to choose from with fresh salads and a board with a selection of fresh cold press juices, crushes and smoothies.
There's a wide selection of bulk foods including nuts, cereals, flours and supplements. Customers simply take a paper bag and fill with their selection and then write the product code on the bag. You can also take in your own containers and have them pre-weighed. When you fill them with your purchases, they are ready to pop straight onto your pantry shelves.
The Produce Bulk Foods
Bottom line: Coffee costs $3.80, smoothies are $6.50, acai bowl is $9.50.
Best tip: There's plenty of parking behind the building.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK received a free coffee.