Holding over 25 years’ experience, our suppliers of the month, Munro Fruit Merchants provide a local alternative to multinational competition. Based in Tain, the wholesaler works independently to supply the finest quality of fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy products across the Highlands!
Now in their 26th year, business owner Jimmy spared a few minutes to fill us in on the juicy stories behind the fruit wholesaler.
How did you come up with the name of your company?
We actually took over an existing company! We had thought of changing the name to Frooters, however chose to keep the company name as we had a following of existing customers.
What makes your company special?
Small though we are we have catered for all the Royal Family, world leaders, famous sports and film stars, Madonna’s (and a few other Highland) weddings. But, more importantly, we are a small part of this diverse Highland community and we haven’t lost sight of this.
What do you like having a business in the area?
Due to our customer base, we cover quite a large and sparsely populated part of the country, meaning that we drive daily to some of the most beautiful, scenic spots in the world. Also, after trading in the highlands for 25 years now we have followed the careers of trainee chefs out of Thurso college to Head Chef positions in some of the top highland kitchens. It is amazing that for such a large area we have maintained a small and connected community.
Where is your favourite place in the Highlands?
When our children were younger, we had a fantastic camping trip to Kildonan near Helmsdale where the children were allowed to pan for gold. It is a magical wee place.
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