With over 30 years of food industry experience, Matt (pictired here with his son Dart) was always headed toward owning his own business. Before Fresh Produce, Matt was a chef, however long hours were also combined with a young family and he decided to pursue a career, still in food, but one that provided a bit more life balance.
Matt is now a Sunny Coast local having owned his first business in Tewantin. After selling that business he was presented with the opportunity to lease the space at Coolum and Matt’s Coolum Farm Fresh opened in 2011.
Matt is passionate about produce and sourcing products locally and directly from the farmer. “Why would you want to send produce down the highway, to the Brisbane Markets, only to bring it back? It costs more to transport and store, there’s a middle man who needs a cut, it’s not as fresh and it’s worse for the environment.”
It’s for this reason that Matt spends most Fridays away from the store, visiting farms with his son and working out the logistics of sourcing their produce directly.
Matt’s Coolum Farm Fresh is a proud local fruit & vegetables and ‘extras’ shop. Our small fruit and veg shop is dedicated to quality locally sourced produce, excellent service and cheap prices. Our low prices allow families in the community to have an honest chance and give the community an alternative to the supermarkets.
We are situated in the heart of Coolum, which proves to be very convenient for our customers. Our old-fashioned and family atmosphere within our greengrocer brings a comfortable element to the shop. We always provide our customers with quality fruit and vegetables at suitable prices, you can’t go wrong. We are hard-working at what we do and it proves to be working!
We are confident that the produce you buy from us will be noticeably fresher than the produce you would get from a Supermarket or Fruit Shop. This is because we buy directly from local Farmers every week day and hand select our produce supplied through the markets.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our produce. Through our many years of experience and strong relationships with growers and agents, we are able to source the best quality available.
Our prices are equivalent to, and often better, than most supermarkets and fruit shops. And with our free delivery, you may save a little extra, by reducing your travel costs going back and forth to the shop.
Through his years of experience on the coast Matt has developed relationships with many local growers and farmers. The shop will always feature locally sourced seasonal produce that represents great value for money for our customers and provides growers with a fair return as they are not being squeezed by the larger chains!
Wherever possible we ‘source our produce from local farmers and in many cases produce is picked in the morning and delivered to the store within hours. You can’t get any fresher than that!
Of course not everything grows locally, so we have also developed a fantastic network of producers who also supply directly to our store or through their marketing agents. Since not everything grows in our region, we use our knowledge as farmers to source ethically grown, quality produce from family farms around Australia.
We then follow a simple ‘farm to shop’ process. That means produce makes it from growers to our stores in the shortest possible time frame ensuring our customers receive only the freshest quality produce which represents great value for money.
We also cater for large and wholesale orders, particularly for local community organisations. If you are ever looking for something particular that we don’t usually stock, just see Matt or any of our friendly team who will always be happy to help.
Matt’s is also famous for our locally grown fresh herbs. You will find a daily selection in our chillers, most are picked fresh that morning – so if you’re a foodie you’re really going to love us!
You will also find a range of fresh seasonal flowers available daily.
Dairy & Small Goods
Dairy & Small Goods
Did you know that we have no less than three nationally renowned cheese makers on the Sunshine Coast? And yes, we stock their products. But that’s not all, there are yoghurts and milk as well as a range of cheeses and condiments.
We also stock a range of boutique small goods supplied by Tewantin Country Meats. These products are exceptional quality and are made using traditional artisan methods and smoked onsite in their own smoke house.
You will also find Coconut Water (both bulk and refrigerated), Coyo Yoghurts and a growing range of locally produced boutique products such as preserves and pickles.
Bakery & Dry Goods
We have some fantastic local bakers and they deliver to the store everyday we’re open! From our local German Bakehouse, to the freshest Turkish Pides you’ll find that ‘something’ you just can’t get at a supermarket or most bakeries! Of course if you’re just after a cheap loaf of bread without the ‘nasty preservatives’ – we have that too – thanks to Homestyle Bakery. We have also recently added Noosa Gourmet Pies to our range, you will find them in the chiller.
Dried Fruit & Nuts
Matt’s also stock a range of hand packed nuts, dried fruits, seeds and ‘trail mixes’. These are made up of a quality products supplied here on the coast and packed by Matt’s staff. Compare them to the packaged stuff from the supermarkets and you’ll be able to tell the difference!
Matt’s Yellow Box Honey is sourced directly from a farmers hives West of Kenilworth in the Jimna Mountains. We buy in bulk and portion it in store to 2 sizes a small (approx 550g) and a large (approx 880g). Unlike mass produced honey, it is never heated and has a unique taste that is typical of our region. You really have to try it to understand how real honey should taste!
Real Free Range Eggs
Unlike many of the – well let’s call them ‘big guys’ – Matt’s eggs are truly free range. Sourced from farmers in both The Redlands and also locally at Kenilworth they are from Farmers who truly care about the welfare of their hens – and you can taste the difference! Also available – Certified Organic.
We are constantly increasing our range of gourmet and grocery lines and are always on the look out for that something a little different. You will find things like Murray River Pink Salt, Gourmet Mixed Peppers and other surprises hiding on our shelves as you move around the store.
The Market With Matt
- Market Report & Specials
We post our specials on Facebook and Instagram. To view our latest specials, click/tap the icon.
- Waht's Fresh?
Want to know what's fresh? We also publish Matt's recommendations on our socials. Click/Tap the icon to view
- Every Day Value
We believe in providing quality produce that is great value for money !
Our staff not only pack your goods, we also carry them to your car and we even HOME DELIVER and it’s FREE for orders over $25 in our local area! We also offer a pick, pack and deliver service so if for some reason you can’t get to us – we will get to you! It’s all part of the service here at Matt’s!
Simply give us a call on 07 5351 1510 and place your order over the phone. We can accept payment by credit card over the phone or COD.
To enquire about home delivery or our pick and pack service, give us a call or contact us using our online form.
Monday – Friday 7am – 5.15pm
Saturday – 7am – 1pm
Sunday – Closed
Unlike the Supermarkets, our specials depend on what’s fresh that morning, so the best way to get the message out is by our Facebook or Instagram pages! We post most days, so if you haven’t already, make sure you check out our Facebook or Instagram and give us a follow – there’ a lot to like!
Need to contact us? Have some feedback? Or maybe just a question? Please find our phone and fax details below or if you prefer you can also use the online form. Which ever way you choose, we’ll be glad to hear from you! 17 Heathfield Rd Open 6 Days
Coolum Beach QLD 4573
Phone: 07 5351 1510
Fax: 07 5351 1510
Mon – Friday 7am – 5.15pm
Saturday 8am – 1.15pm
Need to contact us? Have some feedback? Or maybe just a question? Please find our phone and fax details below or if you prefer you can also use the online form. Which ever way you choose, we’ll be glad to hear from you!
17 Heathfield Rd
Open 6 Days