About Us & Meet the Team

Introduction to Tamar Fresh

Our wholesale supply service is refreshingly simple at heart – take the best of locally produced food, add a sprinkle of great customer service and serve it to our clients at an excellent price. 

A family business with over 35 years’ experience of supplying hotels, restaurants, schools and gastropubs, we’re proud of the goods we supply, the service we offer and the local jobs we support. We look forward to working with you to meet your business needs.



Established by Francis Barrett as a retail outlet for fresh fruit and vegetables based at Tamar View Nurseries in Carkeel, Saltash. With 30 years experience of wholesale in this sector and farming in the family moving back three generations.
Tamar View Fruiterers quickly gained a good reputation for product quality and the business grew. Second-generation David joined the business followed by brothers Ian in 1992, and Nigel in 2000. FW Barrett & Sons was complete.
The family separated retail and wholesale as both had grown significantly. The retail side of the business remained at Carkeel and Wholesale arm moved into temporary warehouse space.
Moved into purpose-built facility 'Barrett House' at Marjorie Court, Saltash.
Wholesale part of the business given own identity... Tamar Fresh!
Addition of sandwhich and salad manufacturing facility
Prepared vegetable facility added following investment in additional warehouse(our next-door neighbour at Marjorie Court)
Francis Barrett retired fully in 2019 but is kept informed of business developments.

Where are we now?

  • Largest Independent Fresh produce wholesale company based in the Southwest
  • Employing dedicated team of over 95 from the local community
  • Close working relationships with local farms and growers
  • Committed to supplying the very best local produce
  • Deli Fresh (Proper Sarnies) produces 20,000 hand made products per week
  • Proper Sarnies/Pasty Brands
  • Own Label for large contracts
  • Dedicated food preparation facility we can cut, chop, dice, prepare fresh product to your specification producing 20 tonnes of prepared product per week
  • Refrigerated vehicle fleet ensuring the product reaches you in chill chain as fresh as possible, where required

Management Team

We are a family, and this extends throughout our whole business, with every member viewed as ‘part of the Tamar Fresh family’. Below is an introduction to our management team who are always on hand when you might need them.