Our journey began when Francesco Cucinotta migrated to Australia from Sicily, Italy, in the 1950s.
Settling in the heart of the fruit and vegetable industry in Werribee South, Francesco became a market gardener, growing produce on his own farm and later selling it at the Queen Victoria Market.
Growing up around farmers and working on the farm, his son Horace decided to start his own wholesale business in 1996 called H.C. Produce.
Over 25 years later, Horace now works with his son Elliot, meaning that three generations of the Cucinotta family have supplied veg to a loyal customer base at the Melbourne Market.
Why we do what we do
We are the middle-man in the farm-to-plate process.
To put it simply, we select the best produce from farmers around the country. The produce is harvested in the morning and then delivered to our warehouse in Werribee South.
From there, it is sorted and stored in a cool room before being transported to the Melbourne Market at night.
We sell the produce within 24 hours to the likes of fruit shops, provedores, restaurants and supermarkets.
We are the middle man in the farm to plate process. Simply put, we grow and select the best produce from farmers around the country.
The produce is harvested in the morning and delivered to our warehouse in Werribee South, Victoria.
The produce is then sold within 24 hours at the Melbourne markets to the likes of fruit shops, procedures, restaurants and supermarkets.
We have cultivated a family legacy spanning more than 70 years in the fruit and vegetable industry.
H.C. Produce prides itself on supplying retailers with Australia’s freshest produce at a competitive price.
Supplying fresh produce to local businesses in Melbourne
HC Produce is a family owned business dedicated to producing the best and high quality produce. Our family legacy spans over three generations with 70 years in the fruit and vegetable industry.
We supply fruit shops, restaurants, provedores, food processors and supermarkets with the freshest produce.
Get in touch today to learn how we can supply you with quality vegetables.
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