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Step into the Berrima General Store and you are
immediately transported to another era. Not
only is the greeting authentic down-home
country friendliness, but the Victorian
farmhouse tables and fresh local produce
lovingly displayed around the shop remind
customers they are in the heart of the Highlands
with all its unique history and heritage.
Proprietor of the General Store,
Jane Crosland's eye for
detail shows with willow
pattern crockery looking as
though it is right out of
grandma's cupboard, with jars
and old milk bottles
interspersed with displays of
fresh flowers and vegetables.
The modern, gleaming display
cabinet is stocked with tasty
morsels made from local home-
grown produce, from the fresh
Turkish bread rolls filled with
poached chicken, rocket and pesto,
fresh salads, tarts and pies to the
diet-breaking slices and cakes baked
by Sonia Iric on the premises. Sonia is
one of the many friendly and hard-
working staff to be found at the
Berrima General Store. With more than 25 years of
experience in hospitality and cooking in the Southern
Highlands, this trained Chef de Partie has thrown
herself into the project as the official baker where her
skills in the kitchen give each cake that special touch.
Tracy Jackson and Kelvin Murray keep customers
satisfied from behind the counter, while local girl
Bailee Sara helps out in the kitchen.
Jane spent a great deal of time combing the
Farmer's Markets to ensure the Berrima General Store
stocks only the finest and freshest of local produce.
The eggs, honey, vegetables, bread, potatoes, fudge
and ice-cream are also used in the preparation of a
delicious menu for customers flocking to the store.
Mauger's Meats supply their renowned meat cuts
from Burrawang and coffee is supplied by local coffee
roaster Damien Alves from Gastronome. The Berrima
General Store is soon to have a unique co-operative
where locals who grow their own herbs, veggies and
fruit can exchange their goods for other produce
within the store, with any excess used in the kitchen.
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Re-opened in November last year the store is
drawing many locals and visitors with many
remarking that an authentic country general store is
long overdue in the region. A visit to the Berrima
General Store is a must for families where children
can enjoy traditional banana-splits and ice-cream
sundaes while parents indulge in the decadent
delights of cakes and slices and artisan coffee.
Open from 7.30am, seven days a week.
Telephone 4877 1225.
in the heart
of the Highlands
Kevin Murray, Sonia Iric, Jane Crosland
and Bailee Sara
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