Those of us living in Tasmania are fortunate when it comes to fruit. We can forage the hedgerows for fresh berries, or pluck apples and quinces from suburban trees.
For those living in the big cities, however, sourcing high-quality fruit in the time of coronavirus is not quite as easy.
In fact, I just encountered a serious bogan, accompanied by four children, coughing and hoiking wildly in a supermarket.
An easier solution might be the new offering from Fresh Venture Group, home of Snowgoose and Fruit at Work, which has launched its Fruit at Home Box, what is says brings "a vibrant mix of beautiful quality and safe, fresh fruit to Australian homes".
Fresh Venture Group is Australia’s No.1 workplace fruit delivery company.
“As the number of virus cases exponentially increases, we know you and your family want to completely avoid touching and eating fruit that has been handled and touched by hundreds or possibly thousands of people,” says Wendy Visontay, founder of Fruit at Work.
“With 20 years of experience in the hygienic handling of fruit, we have the strictest health and safety measures in place from grower to delivery.
“While you’re self-isolating, sick or recovering, it’s so important to maintain a healthy diet."
And local farmers need all the support they can get.
“Fruit at Home is packed with essential vitamins and minerals as well as health-boosting flavonoids and antioxidants," Visontay says. "We want everyone to stay safe and healthy by staying at home. And to help you eat well, we’re waiving our home delivery fee as we appreciate these are challenging times.”
Fruit at Home is delivered free to doorsteps in two sizes: regular $49 and large $69. Deliveries are available to homes in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney metro locations.
Fruit lovers can order their Fruit at Home boxes for themselves, loved ones or employees by visiting www.snowgoose.com.au/products/fruit-at-home.