Who we are
Cornishfoodmarket.co.uk is a new home delivery service brought to you by Westcountry Fruit Sales Ltd - a privately owned family business whose roots stretch back to the middle of the 19th century (1856 to be exact). You may already know of us and you’ve almost certainly eaten our food - our fleet of vans are busy all year round delivering the finest fresh produce to restaurants, hotels, pubs and corner shops across Cornwall and Devon. We are the largest fresh food wholesaler in the South West and one of the biggest purchasers and distributors of local produce; our buyers source a huge range of products - from fresh cauliflower and cabbage to cheese and chutney - from more than 50 specialist growers and over 30 small Cornish food manufacturers.
Our wholesale customers include some of the County’s most celebrated restaurants including Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen. We also supply The Eden Project and St Austell Ales’ portfolio of pubs and hotels, as well as the NHS and schools throughout the County. The chefs in these restaurants and organisations have extremely high standards, so you can rest assured that only the highest quality produce makes it through our door. Our buyers have almost 100 years of experience between them and are known throughout the industry for accepting only the best.
Others have tried to compete with the supermarkets before but no-one has had the resources that we have to be able to make a real difference to the way people shop. We buy huge volumes from our Cornish growers helping to sustain and develop their businesses, which also keeps as much of your shopping spend in the County as possible (for more information on this see our page on ‘leaky bucket’ theory on the Fresh Thinking page). We have the space - our distribution centre near Falmouth is the size of a hypermarket, we have the manpower – we employ 130 people at the peak of the summer season and we have the delivery infrastructure – over 40 vehicles, to ensure that we can challenge the best of the supermarket home delivery services.