We recently received the following question from an EdibleFruit.org reader:
Q: Each year, I send my mother-in-law a fruit bouquet. She is a serious fruit addict. I would like to up the ante but don’t think the ornately carved fruit arrangements are always necessary. She has limited mobility so she is unable to shop for herself making it difficult for her to get fresh fruits. Do any companies offer regular fruit shipments and how does it work?
Some edible fruit retailers do offer monthly fruit clubs, or fruit delivery services. These fruit clubs are a great option for fruit eaters who can’t make it out to purchase fruit on their own as well as other fruit lovers who appreciate the convenience of fruit being delivered right to the front door.
Below is a list of some of the monthly fruit club options available online:
Harry and David offers a Fruit of the Month Club with a variety of Club options to pick from. These options differ in the amount of fruit delivered as well as options which include cheeses and other delicious treats.
The Fruit Company has the Monthly HarvestClub Quartet, 4 different monthly fruit delivery options. These options range from traditional fruits to exotic fruits and even an organic fruit delivery option.
Cherry Moon Farms offers a Fruit of the Month Club with a number of different fruit club options. If you’d like one type of fruit, fruit and cheese or organic fruit, they’ve got you covered.
Golden State Fruit has a Fruit Every Month Club this program allows you to choose the fruit each month as well as which months you’d like it delivered.
We also suggest that you check with local orchards and farmers who might provide similar programs locally.
Each fruit company varies in how their monthly program works. Some offer 3, 6, and 12 month options which is good for trying out a club before making a big commitment. Be sure to visit each site to determine which program will work best for your needs.