From the age of ten, Pat Foca would start work at 4.00 am with his uncle every Saturday morning and on school holidays to earn some pocket money.
He started stocking shelves and sprucing prices and eventually was promoted to customer sales and purchasing stock directly from the Footscray Wholesale Market.
In 1994, after graduating from university with a degree in Civil Engineering, Pat found himself out of work. Using his years of experience and knowledge in the fruit and veg industry, along with skills acquired at university, he turned The Fresh Pear from a viable business into a professional organisation.
We’ve built a solid reputation for suppling only premium quality fruit and vegetables, specialising in apples and pears and a feature of most seasonal fruits and vegetables.
We’re located at The Queen Victoria Market,
Corner of Peel St and Victoria St, North Melbourne
Tuesdays to Saturdays at Shed B 20-22 & Sundays at Shed H 26-27
Supplying Melbourne with
the best quality produce.