Mail Order Fruit
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Does anyone know a good source for having fresh fruit shipped
to another state? My son is away at college in Arizona and he
says all he can get there (within walking distance of the
campus) is bananas! He is craving California oranges and fresh
apples. I know about Harry & David's but isn't there some
other place that will ship a crate of oranges or apples,
pears, grapes, etc. without all the fancy packages and bows
Regarding mail order fruit, have you considered mailing a package yourself?
My mom sends fresh veggies/fruit to my aunt in Alaska on a regular basis.
She often packs tomatoes in containers of oats, and she uses ears of corn as
packing peanuts. You could probably send a nice assortment of stuff for
less than someone like Harry and David, even taking postage into account.
My friends use Matt's Organics 520 790 4360 in the Tucson area for a weekly delivery of organic fruit. They love it.
After reading your inquiry, I spoke with Frog Hollow Farm at the
Berkeley Farmers Market on Saturday. They indicated that they
could probably send apples. Unfortunately I lost their flier. You
could look them up on the web (where you could see some
shipping info) or catch them at the Saturday or Tuesday farmers
markets in Berkeley.
Also - perhaps you could ship a case of apples that you buy at
Monterey Market or Berkeley Bowl.
To ship fruit, I've ordered from Hale Groves in Florida on several occasions. I've never
had a problem with service or delivery -- and everything got rave reviews. See Fresh Fruit
(sans the bows and baskets) at http://www.halegroves.com. You might also try other links
from http://www.ultimatecitrus.com/gift.html --- Joyce
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