The Standard Market Company is a family run business, still owned and operated by Darren, along with his wife Nikki and son Chris. Although two decades have passed since the inception of their first shop Fine Fruit on James Street, their mission remains the same: to set the standard in food retail by providing customers with the highest quality gourmet foods and ingredients along with knowledgeable and friendly customer service. Located in the sunny, vibrant centre of Southport, the Ferry Road store made its debut in 2006. As you walk between departments, take in the open-air layout and natural lighting, and allow your eyes to wander as you’re met with row upon row of delicious fruits and vegetables. Each one is hand-stacked and meticulously sorted, so that no matter your choice, you go home knowing your pantry is stocked full of the season’s finest produce. They pride themselves on providing the freshest and highest quality fruit and vegetables, sourced from local Australian growers at the Brisbane Markets in Rocklea. Once you’re done filling your trolley with the best foods and ingredients, take a moment to relax at the sister-store, Pearl & Ash, where you can enjoy a delightful coffee and a delicious meal. Can’t quite decide? Look for the friendly faces at The Standard Market Company. Our experienced staff are always ready to share tips and tricks to make your meals flow with flavour. Come in and check it out for yourself or check news and specials on our Facebook page or website.