Patterson's Organics has been on Patterson Rd for 13 years. This fact alone makes it a pioneer in a number of ways. Starting off with a view towards delivering organic foods to the local area, PO can be regarded as one of the 'early adopters' of the organic industry in Melbourne.
Walking in, one is immediately impressed with the effort that has gone into making the store inviting and open. That a store uses the space it has well may not immediately seem all-important, but the underlying feature of it is: this is a local neighbourhood store that goes some way to outstripping the supermarkets with many of the goods it has on offer.
'This is a local neighbourhood store that goes some way to outstripping the supermarkets with many of the goods it has on offer.
With this, it should be stated this is not only confined to fruit and vegetables. If you like soft drinks or coconut water you'll likely find your favourite brand, your second favourite brand and then your 'safety' pick.
'If you like soft drinks or coconut water you'll likely find your favourite brand, your second favourite brand and then your 'safety' pick.'
In regards to the fresh goods on offer, the author must indicate he is not an authority nor advocate of organic-eating exclusively. Yet, what can be said is the fruit and vegetables on offer all look fresh, well prepared, and well presented.
As well as over a decade of operations in Patterson Organic, Mick and Co at the store have a number of years or retail experience under their belt. Were you after a store that is 'oh so hot right now' and 'on trend' that had staff with limited knowledge of their products, then this is not your place.
If you are after a good, local and dependable store with a solid range and good customer service: Patterson Organics ranks as a prime place for a weekend visit.
Patterson Organics, a fine place for a Saturday or Sunday stop.