Johnnie’s Fruit Shop on the corner of Avenue Road is iconic to Mosman locals. It has always been a reliable mainstay of the local village; a place to pop in and get high quality produce or some flowers and other basics. Now a new hardworking and passionate family have taken the reigns. And they’re adamant about upholding the excellent standards and tradition this store has enjoyed.
With locals’ expectations set by decades of great quality service and products, the new owners of Johnnie’s Fruit shop, husband and wife team Terry and Rosie Sri Marshall, have no intention of changing anything in that regard. Both graduates of Bachelor of Science/Agriculture graduates, the couple are well versed in identifying superior produce, and have been nurturing relationships with growers at the markets daily. “All of our products are premium, from our eggs, to our oranges, to our juices,” explains Terry. It’s a key point of difference from supermarkets, whose need to buy on a massive scale often means small but premium providers are overlooked.
Above: Original owner (and still Mosman local) Johnny with new owner Terry Sri Marshall
There’s an emphasis on personalised service at Johnnie’s. During Covid they have further shown their community spirit by offering free same-day deliveries to local customers.
The flowers which spill onto the footpath at the front of the store are also a key feature, with visitors frequently coming from out of area to secure beautiful bunches at great prices. This year on Mother’s Day alone the shop sold an astounding 3,000 bunches of flowers and 600 plants!
So what’s next for this Mosman institution? The new team plan on growing some of their own native flowers and vegetables at a farm north of Sydney, providing Johnnie’s Fruit Shop with even more high quality produce for locals to enjoy.
Johnnie’s Fruit Shop
58A Avenue Road Mosman
0415 900 558