Fruit & Veg
Speyfruit have been impressing their customers with quality and freshness for over 18 years. In the past five years, the company have successfully maintained British Retail Consortium Certification, which confirms that, at Speyfruit, quality and freshness have never been compromised.
Ian Taylor started this business in 2008 when he saw a niche in the market for processing fruits and vegetables. He and his team carefully source the highest quality produce from a combination of Scottish, British and imported sources in order to fulfil demand on a year-round basis. They work with suppliers who they have known for a long time and they trust. From this relationship, they deeply understand the supply chain and conditions of the fruit and vegetables that they purchase. Also, their state-of-the-art food processing and cold storage facilities enable them to meet a strict food standard requirements. All of these are key factors making Speyfruit the largest fruit and vegetable processor in the North East of Scotland.
Vasse Virgin, Margaret River, Western Australia
It’s hard to drag me out of the Vasse Virgin factory, where I have spent many an afternoon testing and tasting their delicious gourmet products, as well as their beautiful body product range. This video was taken during a visit to Vasse Virgin in October 2016, and I hope gives you a great feel for the origin of these lovely products.
Louis & Edwina Scherini
Vasse Virgin is a delightful, family run business in the heart of Margaret River, Western Australia. The company was established when Louis and Edwina Scherini’s children were diagnosed with eczema and advised by doctors against the use of soap or shampoo, Inspired to create a safe, chemical free alternative for their children they soon realised the only way they could guarantee that the products were natural and healthy was to make their own. The Scherini’s began experimenting in their kitchen first discovered the healing powers of extra virgin olive oil, and a new soap product was born made with extra virgin olive oil as the main base,100% pure essential oils and plant extracts.
With the product proving so popular, ‘Vasse Virgin’ became the new brand and the use of olives was further expanded to include a gourmet food range. Under the watchful eye of a specialist chef, Vasse Virgin's range of delicious olive oil gourmet food products made their début including estate grown and Western Australian olives extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and fruit vinaigrettes and a range of condiments designed to showcase both the olive and olive oil.
Olive oil has long been relied upon for its uses in both cooking and food. Amongst the many benefits, olive oil offers protection against heart disease by controlling cholesterol levels and it doesn’t stop there. The Vasee Virgin chef continues the company’s ethos in producing high quality, natural products without the use of any artificial additives, preservatives or flavourings.