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A fresh approach to grocery shopping

Life is too short to wander the aisles looking for a bargain, fossicking for the good apple or searching endlessly for the one missing ingredient to create your perfect meal.

What we do

Quality is affordable

At Fresh On, we believe quality is affordable, that you can create a market vibe indoors, and shopping for food shouldn’t be a chore. We are locals too and have been committed to providing excellence in customer service for over 30 years.

Our friendly staff enjoy what they do and are happy to help you find what you need and suggest an alternative if that need is out of season.

Come on in and see for yourself the difference Fresh On makes.

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Behind the Scenes

Meet the owner

My philosophy for the business is simple - "If I wouldn't eat or buy it, I don't expect you to. If I wouldn't pay that for it, why should you."

I began my career of providing fresh produce every day over 30 years ago. I always dreamed of owning a store where customer service reigned supreme; the business produced minimal waste, it was a pleasure to visit, and staff and suppliers enjoyed working for the company.

Mentored by renowned local grocer extraordinaire Gordon Smith, my knowledge grew, and my dream became a reality. He taught me the importance of building solid relationships with suppliers, who, in turn, then provide our customers with quality produce. He also showed me how to make grocery shopping a favourable experience, not a routine chore.

The result - Fresh On Kendal, where you will find good food, freshly made smoothies, original gifts, a friendly welcome and the knowledge that you are supporting locally operated small businesses and growers. When not meeting the needs of my customers, I like to spend time with my family, which includes Leonardo the turtle and Needles the cat, who thinks he is a tiger. I love listening to a good story, watching a movie, journaling and looking for ways to improve sustainably in the business and live and love local.

See you soon

Maxine Poole

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