Sydney’s Fruit & Vegetables Experts For Over 50 Years
The Fruit Cart are fruit and veg professionals! The Fruit Cart is not just a business, it’s our life and passion and has been a family service for over 50 years.
Family-owned and operated and now into our third generation in the fresh produce industry, the business continues to provide quality produce and service with a smile.
The Hamad Family
The Fruit Cart’s history runs deep, particularly supplying great service to customers. For over 50 years, Simon’s family have been involved in the fruit and vegetable industry.
Both of Simon’s grandfathers were in the industry. Joseph, his paternal grandfather, owned a small store on the Mediterranean Coast and Simon (Senior) from his mother’s side had a fruit shop in Woollahra, Sydney. Simon’s father and extended family are also fruit shop owners and produce wholesalers, so the family’s experience runs both a long way back and continues to run deep today.
Simon started learning his skills when he was young. His first job was working at his uncle’s fruitshop at the age of 14 and also on a stand at Paddys Markets on weekends. After high school he worked at Flemington Markets in B-shed at the well-known Stan Hunt stand. After 5 years there he took a break, travelling the world for a number of years before returning home in 2004. He then worked with Stan Hunt’s daughter Cherie on a home delivery run for 9 years and it was then he learnt the importance of fresh produce to both the household and more recently, work environments.
Looking ahead, the vision of The Fruit Cart is to expand and supply a premium level of service to more areas of Sydney and who knows, you just might see us on a television ad soon!
Simon Hamad with his family’s old weighing scales