PHOTOS: Ron The Fruiterer selling big
FOR those who may remember Con the Fruiterer, Agnes Water has its own.
Mr Ostrofski's business is going, as Con The Fruiterer would say, "bewdaful", because the coronavirus pandemic had increased sales nearly 10-fold.
"Right now with the coronavirus around, I'm getting a very big heap of customers," he said.
To cope with the rush of demand, Mr Ostrofski's shop offers online orders and delivery.
Customers are allowed to see the shop under the two at a time coronavirus regulations.
"We are probably getting 300 customers a week here now," Mr Ostrofski said.
"It's an open-air shop and we've got a little vegie shop with no walls and it's just like a big gazebo and people just come and pick their own (fruit and vegetables)."
He started the business in 1995 and now sells $2000 of produce a day, as opposed to $2000 a week before coronavirus.
The list of seasonal produce Mr Ostrofski grows are bananas, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, cucumbers, lemons and limes, nectarines, oranges, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon (many varieties), zucchini, lettuce, eggplant, bok choy, wombok, chillies, beetroots and beans (varieties).
Other produce he grows are rocket, basil, parsley, kale, corn, eschallots, squash and spaghetti squash along with lychee.
He also has bee hives and sells his honey.
His assistant is Paul Nunnerley, who he had met 20 years ago, and the pair became good mates.
"It's all on trickle irrigation and it's all grown on white plastic and the trickle system is underneath that," Mr Ostrofski said.
His 'fruit and vegie patch' covers 2.6ha - all watered from a dam that is at capacity from recent rain.
"I have 1500 strawberry bushes and we let everyone pick their own right through the season," Mr Ostrofski said.
It was hard work at the start when Mr Ostrofski dug up some 1000 tonnes of rock before he installed all the underground irrigation.
"In that time I built a house and the whole lot by myself," Mr Ostrofski said.
His shop is open 8am - 4.30pm each day except Monday.