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Published February 20th 2015
The Persimmon Tree at 16 McAdam Square, Croydon is the place to go in this eclectic shopping strip for top quality fruit, veg, artisan breads, staples, body products and more. They sell 99% organic and biodynamic. Regular trips to the wholesale market ensure top quality produce. But that's not all you'll find. If you're looking for a gift there are some exquisite pieces of jewellery and artistic cards. On your way in drop the kids off in the play corner, so that you can peruse in peace. There's a lot to look at!
Kylie has owned the shop for six of its twenty-five year existence. Her happy customers have been coming here for generations and the staff won't move on - they love working here.
Customers will often drop in with some home produce for Kylie to gift on. You will find bargains like peaches for $7.50 a box. Remember to check at the front counter and their Facebook page for more specials.
Kylie has the pulse on what fruits are doing best in a given year and when to find them. Price does equal quality and Kylie makes sure she gets the best. Staff can help you with ingredients for a great green smoothie or an unusual combination for a fruit salad. On Tuesdays there are bunches of fresh vibrant flowers to buy.
BYO empty bottle (with measurement) Red Hill Mock Apple Cider Vinegar at $10 a litre or Leptons Olive Oil at $21 a litre refill price.
Before you leave, remember to write your name in the raffle book. Each week a service is up for grabs from the many therapists who shop here, check out their cards on the information board by the door. You could be this weeks winner.
I'm off now to prepare my fresh salad greens and asparagus that I bought today. Yum!