About us

                     Delivering fresh fruit and vegetables for 129 years.
Opened on 6th December 1892, in Dublin’s Victorian Fruit Market. We are the oldest Family run fresh produce business in Dublin.
Serving the city over four generations for 129 years. 

Fresh produce we stand over, so you don’t have to. Value, Service & Quality, this is not a tag line. First written and printed on our shop front in 1933 by Jack Leonard Senior. These words are a family mantra, handed down from Kate Leonard who started our company in the late 1800's.

To this day we still stand over everything we sell. Our word is our bond, if you are not entirely happy with our produce or service, we will replace or refund your product. No quibble or argument.

Founded and built in 1892, the Dublin fruit and vegetable market was one of the British isles last trading Victorian fruit markets. On the 6th of December 1892, the market was officially opened for business by Dublin corporation. The market was built to afford the traders of the area, a permanent structure in which to trade fresh produce and fish. Since Viking times the area around the current market, which is situated on St. Michan’s Street, just behind the four courts Dublin  and adjacent to Capel Street was always an area where traders sold their fresh produce.

Unfortunately the Market was closed in august 2019, to the detriment of the Dublin 7 community and the city of Dublin. However, as Dublin’s oldest fresh produce company, we are still situated beside the old market building in Anne street north.

One of the first traders of the area to take up a stand in the new market building on the 6th of December 1892, was Kate Leonard. Kate had sold fruit and fish from her pitch in the area since pre the market opening. As a result she was one of the first traders afforded a stand in the market.

After Kate's retirement in the early 1900's, her son Jack took over the business and named the company LEONARD & SONS.

Jack also opened a retail green grocers on North Kings street at number 175 North Kings street. Just opposite his house in Linen Hall Hall Parade.

Jack ran the two outlets with the help of his two eldest sons.

In 1947 he was joined by his youngest and third son Jackie, who the business is now named after.

Jackie took over from his Dad Jack and renamed the company Jackie Leonard & Sons in 1983.

Jackie Leonard & Sons Limited is a family run business, serving and supplying fresh fruit, produce, potatoes and prepared vegetables to a wide customer base all over the greater Dublin and Leinster region.

We supply fresh produce to the following sectors

  • Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes
  • Nursing Homes and Hospitals
  • Catering companies
  • Independent Green grocers and Supermarkets
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Home
  • Office and Office from home.

Please call us on 01-8727499 or email sales@jackieleonards.ie