Sunnyside Fruit Ltd. is a family-owned and family-run wholesale frozen fruit business based in Rathcormac, Co. Cork
A few years ago we added another side to our business and that is supplying wildflower meadows, gamecrops and wildbird cover crops. We use a different website to sell these and there you find advice on the ground preparation, sowing and maintenance of all these as well as the facilities to purchase online.
We have been growing soft fruit since 1983 and now specialise in supplying frozen produce to both individual customers and the Irish food trade with premium quality wholesale frozen fruit and other produce, sold in all kinds of quantities.
I started on my father’s farm and later purchased my own land where the farm is today here in Rathcormac. At first, our business focused on growing fruit for the fresh market, both wholesale and retail. 50 acres of soft fruit were grown annually here for many years, and so we understand exactly what goes into producing a premium frozen fruit product.
Changing with the Food Industry
We have been in the fruit business since 1983 and have seen many changes in products and customer demands. In all this time, we have moved and adapted with the wholesale frozen fruit industry. We know what each and every one of our customers want and we supply exactly what they want.
We always put the customer’s needs first.
Delivering Wholesale Frozen Fruit to the Irish Market
In 2005 we built a cold store on the farm, which is capable of holding 300 pallets of product. Our main business now is importing and distributing frozen fruit and some vegetables from all over Ireland, north and south: you can choose from a great selection of orchard fruit, citrus, frozen berries, and exotic fruit, as well as a range of vegetables. We have trucks coming into us weekly from our trusted agents in Belgium and the Netherlands who source products worldwide for us. We have a container of fruit coming from Poland at least once a month. We also regularly import from China, India, Canada and wherever we need to source premium products for our customers from.
Because of our location and logistic experience any stocked product can be only a day or two away from your factory at any given time. The cold store is our own, and because our overheads are minimal, we are able to be very competitive on price at all times.
Most of our wholesale frozen fruit goes to jam makers, bakers, and manufacturers of various food products around Ireland. We also sell to smaller suppliers through our cash and carry service. And recently, we’ve begun to work as suppliers for the many juice bars that have opened around the country.
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