This year marks the 12th year of Helen working at 1st Choice Fruit and Veg! She loves trying the delicious goods that customers create with her produce! Find out more about Helen (by clicking below/clicking the link in our bio, etc).
We’re pretty lucky in South Australia that we have some amazing local produce. 1st Choice Fruit and Veg make it easy for us to access these amazing fruits and veges, as well as some other locally made artisan products. Team member Helen enjoys helping customers discover delicious produce, and we got to ask her a few questions!
Helen gave us some recommendations for what produce to choose over the next few months. “In summer, melons like watermelon and rockmelon are delicious. You should also try strawberries, blueberries and crunchy cucumber. When we move into Autumn, pears and apples are the way to go.”
People are always telling Helen how much they love the amazing produce from 1st Choice, which she loves to hear. She’s even had customers show her how they’ve put the fruits and veges to use. “We had a customer bring in a jar of homemade chutney that was made from produce bought from the shop. It tasted so good!”
That’s how customers make Helen’s day, but she’s always making them smile too. “I love asking them how people are and having a good old-fashioned chat and laugh with them.”
When she’s not busy at 1st Choice, Helen enjoys popping over to Yiros Club. “We support each other as we both sell fresh produce.” She also enjoys visiting the seaside and the local markets, and furthering her business skills. “
Back at the store, there’s so much fresh produce that it can be hard to choose where to start. So, we asked Helen what she would pick if she could only eat one product from 1st Choice for the rest of her life. “Wow, that’s a hard one. But I think tomatoes! They can be eaten many ways – fried baked, roasted etc.”
And if you’re looking for some other products to try, Helen told us that some of their most popular products include dried apricots, jarred goods and honeycomb.
So, if it’s fresh, local produce you’re after, make sure you visit Helen and the team at 1st Choice Fruit and Veg. Not only will you be able to get your hands on some delicious items, but you’ll also be supporting a family owned and operated business.