The first peachy fingers of dawn reach over the Salinas Valley lighting Efren Avalos' work as he cuts florets of broccoli for the FruitGuys TakeHome box. "I harvest the same day I deliver," says Avalos (pictured below left). He brings his produce directly from his Hollister, CA farm to the FruitGuys where it is boxed and delivered to subscribers’ desks at work. FruitGuys TakeHome gives existing San Francisco Bay Area clients the ability to offer their employees exceptional weekly produce at a great price. Employees can set up their own FruitGuys account and the easy-to-carry "health-case" is delivered to the office to take home. Each week we offer a diverse mix of fresh, regional organic vegetable and fruit mixes starting at just $24.
TakeHome delivery at work is easy to order and maintain. Each Monday you receive an email reminder that your box will be arriving that Thursday, and the link to that week's mix; you can change the size of your box, your box type (there are three options: veggies only, fruit only, or fruit and veggies), or postpone your order for that week. FruitGuys’ Buyer Rebecca coordinates directly with local farmers and regional organic produce suppliers to find the best in seasonal produce. And don’t forget, customer feedback communicates to The FruitGuys and the farmers what we can do better for you. Farmers like Efren appreciate any comments you may have, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to share your feedback.
Each week’s TakeHome box includes a newsletter with the history, lore, and preparation of featured vegetables, as well as a selection of seasonal recipes using the box’s ingredients. "I really enjoy this program because it brings the customers and farmers together," says FruitGuy Bridget, who runs TakeHome. "TakeHome is a great way to make local organic agriculture convenient." Heirloom products such as rice, beans and other specialty products are also sometimes included.
TakeHome boxes are hand packed and delivered to customer's desks, or company reception, by noon on Thursdays. Customers love the mid-week delivery of farmer's market-fresh fare. "Upon opening the box, I was stunned by the glorious colors that jumped out at me - purples, oranges, greens. I just had to stare at it for a few moments to appreciate the loveliness contained in my little box!" says Suzanne Holthaus, who receives her fruit and vegetable box each week at Oracle.
The cost of the weekly subscription is competitive with natural food stores, but the selection of regional food is incomparable - you’ll only find it through the FruitGuys. The TakeHome box has an easy-to-carry handle and weighs only 8 to 12 pounds depending upon your order size and the weekly mix. The FruitGuys can pick up the empty boxes from your office with your next delivery, but many customers love to re-use them for everything from kids’ briefcases to storage to wine bottle totes.
The FruitGuys is committed to healthy snacks at the workplace, and is pleased to offer the TakeHome box to employees of our regular San Francisco Bay Area customers as an additional wellness benefit. Learn more here. Call 877-FRUIT-ME or contact us today to get fresh produce and recipes for dinner delivered right to your desk each week. Instead of work, take wellness home tonight.
- Heidi Lewis
Try FruitGuys TakeHome service today and get 50% off your first order.*
Call us at 877-FRUIT-ME (877-378-4863) or email us to get started.
*First-time deliveries only. Expires Monday March 30, 2009.
Mention code: FUV1.
*FruitGuys TakeHome service is only available to employees of current FruitGuys customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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