Kinsleys Wholesale T/A FRESHLY PICK’D®
Is a fruit and vegetable business based at the municipal fresh produce market in Pietermaritzburg, KZN.
We operate from a Packhouse that has undergone regular food Safety audits.
We process, pre pack and wholesale to supermarkets and to the catering industry, no one is too small if we are already delivering in your area.
We have a very good relationship with both the retailers and the Chefs. We are professional and friendly, customer satisfaction is our number one goal!!
We interact closely with our farmers and have a growing number of farmers that grow the produce that they supply us using organic principals. We strongly encourage our farmers to farm responsibly and we conduct regular farm visits. Our farmers are fully aware that we send off random samples for chemical residue testing. The farmers that we like to take onboard are the ones who are interested in the well-being of the environment and the consumer by growing their produce with the biological principles. These are the farmers of the future and we aim to support them to the maximum. You can too, by looking out for the products labelled biologically grown, or grown using organic principals! (this should be launched in the very near future! We are aware of the natural aspect of fresh produce and strive to supply the customers a healthier alternative. We wish to highlight the use of produce grown only in season, not forced through unnatural conditions through use of large amounts of chemicals.
Due to our location below the Pietermaritzburg market, farmers deliver daily, it also allows for us to draw directly from the market which receives stock from a wide range of farmers nationwide. As mentioned we draw stock from local market, local farmers who deliver daily and others who we collect from. We also buy from the Durban and Johannesburg market. We have buyers in Johannesburg who buy for us and deliver to us as we need, normally items that are not readily available locally.
I would comfortably say that we are leaders and specialists in our industry.
We supply to over 150 local businesses
Our locality also makes deliveries to a wide range of customers in a wide range of areas, easy.
So how easy is it?
Regular customers place orders the previous day for following day delivery.
Smaller local customers can place orders in the morning or even fax or email during the night for same day deliveries.
We are proud to have passed the Intertek FSA Audit ®
This is a food safety certification based on internationally recognised standards. Intertek has a strong reputation for its auditing services to the retail and food service sectors.
We have also achieved intermediate level on the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) Assessment.
At Freshly Pick’d we know that we have an ethical, moral and legal obligation to provide safe food to all customers.