Ziggy's Fresh in Belconnen, Ziggy's Fresh in Fyshwick and Canberra food blogger Emma Bickley are all finalists in the 2019 Fresh Awards presented by the Sydney Markets.
Both Ziggy's stores are contenders in the best medium business greengrocer category, while Emma is a finalist in the Blogger of the Year category for her "Photo Before We Eat" blog.
The former public servant took on a big career change after the birth of her two daughters, moving into blogging, photography and other content creation.
"I'd been working with Ziggy's at Belconnen and Fyshwick and one of the first things they told me about were these Fresh Awards," she said.
"I'd never heard of them but I couldn't think of a better fit for me. I love that they are promoting fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers. It was like, 'This is where I'm supposed to be'."
Emma, 35, from Kaleen, said she was excited to be a finalist.
"It's an honour because I only started writing the blog in November," she said.
This year, there are 60 greengrocers, florists, growers, wholesalers and bloggers competing against 15 award categories.
The winners will be announced at the Fresh Awards gala dinner to be held at The Star in Sydney on July 24.