Barrow Boys in Ryde High Street is an independent greengrocer which has been nominated for Trader of the Week for its great service and fresh local produce.

This family run business was nominated by Jo Treagus, who said: "Barrow Boys has a wide range of fresh produce, fruit, vegetables, eggs, dried nuts, herbs and spices and there is always a bargain to tempt you on the outside stalls."

Jo loves the fact there is plenty of local produce and believes customers come back time after time because of the smiling, helpful, friendly, chatty staff.

Recent purchases include fresh sprouts on the stalk, which Jo is looking forward to eating with roast lamb.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Jo loves the fresh sprouts at Barrow Boys.

Barrow Boys' high street shop has been open as normal during the present lockdown and the staff have been doing online home deliveries and taking orders over the phone.

The shop has a one-way system in place and hand sanitisers are provided, while customers are requested to wear masks at all times to conform to the government's current Covid-19 precautions.

Barrow Boys is also known for its range of seasonal plants and flowers and in the run-up to Christmas, the shop has Christmas trees, Christmas tree stands and other seasonal products in stock too.

In addition, Barrow Boys will be selling Christmas trees from a stall in Brading High Street car park on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Isle of Wight County Press:

James Schaverien, part of the family team at the helm of Barrow Boys.

Barrow Boys is run by the Schaverien family and the greengrocers was established 20 years ago, initially inside Busy Bee Garden Centre.

The business moved to Ryde High Street almost eight years ago and expanded approximately four years ago to include the shop next door.

The shop is open Mondays to Saturdays, from 9.30am to 4pm. You can also order online at:

Know a local trader who goes the extra mile?

Here at the County Press, we appreciate how hard it's been for local traders to keep going and we want to give these hard-working businesses a welcome boost, by highlighting them in our Trader of the Week feature, which aims to recognise local firms which have gone above and beyond the norm during the past year.

We are asking you — our loyal readers — to nominate those local businesses which have brought a smile to your face during these difficult times.

Simply click here to fill in the nomination form and give your favourite trader a pat on the back.