The history of our shop dates back to 1988. Belinda Dellios, with a desire to work more closely with her husband Sam (a third generation horticultural farmer from Bacchus Marsh), decided to open a farm-direct retail outlet, selling produce direct from the farm.
There was an old tin shed just down the way; it was surrounded by crops of peaches, nectarines, apricots, broccoli, cauliflower, and tomatoes; and it was picturesquely located under the historic elms of the Avenue of Honour.
Sam went to work on converting the old tin shed into a retail shop, and ever since then, Sam and Belinda have worked together to develop The Fruits of Life, now a multi award-winning gourmet produce retailer.
Belinda runs the shop, sourcing products from our network of artesian Australian suppliers. You'll find a selection of high-quality jams, old-style chutneys, relish, gourmet cheeses and small goods, bakery, nuts, honey, pasta and herbs.
Sam operates the farm with his brother Tom, growing produce exclusively for the shop and our farm-to-your-door deliveries. With four generations of horticultural experience behind us, we’ve learnt a few things about how to grow high-quality produce!
The Fruits of Life opened up Oxygen Café in 2004. Oxygen is the perfect place to unwind amongst the historic elms of the Avenue. Come in and enjoy a quiet brunch, quick lunch or delightful afternoon snack. We make our own lasagnas, quiches, scones, pies, soups, smoothies and juices.
Where is the shop?
The Fruits of Life is located on the picturesque Avenue of Honour, in Bacchus Marsh. If you’re coming from Melbourne, travel along the Western Highway and take the first Bacchus Marsh exit towards the Bacchus Marsh township (approximately 53.4kms from the CBD).
You’ll then traverse through the Lerderderg flats – some of the most fertile market gardening country in Australia.
Follow the tree-lined Avenue of Honour all the way to Our Shop (located approximately 4.1kms from the Bacchus Marsh turn-off, on the right hand side).
Shop and Juice Bar Hours:
We are open 7 days a week, excluding Christmas Day!
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 6pm
Weekends - 7.30am - 5.30pm
(Please note: We pack all fruit and veg up every night, ensuring that it stays as fresh as possible for you! If you visit early in the morning, you may have to ask one of our friendly staff for some produce that isn't displayed just yet and in the evenings, if you come in after 6pm, you may have to ask for fruit and veg that has already been stored away for the night.)