About Ashby's Fruit & Vegetable Supplies
We are a family-run grocery shop and delivery service based at 77 Hyndland Street, Partick, G11 5PS. With our delivery and collection service, we serve the whole of Glasgow. We stock a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as whole foods and store cupboard essentials.
We aim to provide a fast, efficient and friendly service, and strive to ensure our produce is fresh and on time. Our approachable delivery drivers will be happy to advise you on any product or delivery queries you may have, or simply drop us an email or telephone us on 0141 339 3229.
The safety of our customers and staff is paramount, and take every step to ensure measures are in place and undertaken to prevent the spreading of Covid-19. Do be assured our drivers and packers are committed to ensuring proper social distancing and wear appropriate protective clothing. We would also love to hear your feedback on our service so please do not hesitate to email us: email@example.com
Colin and Carla turned the pandemic into an opportunity after the family antiques business was closed in lockdown.
“I was an antiques dealer, but the pandemic closed that business. We spent the whole time thinking, ‘what am I going to do now?’ I had no experience at all of the fruit and veg trade. We just worked it out.”
Colin and Carla, who have four children aged seven and under - had to self-isolate early on. The experience gave Colin the idea to set up a totally new fresh produce business.
“We had to isolate as a family quite early on - and one thing we could not get was food delivered. Even Tesco wouldn’t deliver. I just went to Blochairn market one day and bought £170 of fruit and veg - and put it in the back of the van. I put the produce into individual boxes and advertised on Facebook. They sold out in two days - and so I went back to the market again.”
“We’d love more regular customers and more subscribers to the boxes. This is not a lockdown thing anymore. This is now about convenience - and why not get some of your shopping fresh from a shop like ours rather than from the supermarkets?”
The business stocks whole-foods and eco-cleaning products for the house as well as Freedom Bakery bread and Mossgiel Organic Farm milk.
Listen to our BBC Interview
Colin and Carla tell Stephen Jardine their story on the Mornings Show on BBC Radio Scotland.