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Monthly Fruit Delivery Services

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.

Fruit Bouquet Company Tops House Warming Gift Ideas

Which fruit bouquet company replicates more than floral arrangements, fashioned into fruit presentations?

The fruit bouquet company, Harry and David has been promoting house warming gifts and birthday gift ideas for more than 50 years.

Over the decades, the fruit bouquet company has dabbled in providing other edibles. These products include:

  • Candy
  • Charcuterie (meats)
  • Chocolate
  • Flowers Gift Baskets
  • Gift Towers
  • Gourmet Foods
  • Home Décor
  • Moose Munch® Treats
  • Pantry Essentials
  • Party Boxes
  • Plants

But aside from the fruit bouquet company’s reputation for selling baskets chock full of fruit and other goodies,  Harry and David garners a reputation for selling other leading products.

We’ve evaluated the fruit bouquet company’s most popular products. Among the top-rated items, the following had glowing reviews:

  • Pepper and Onion Relish
  • Summertime Tower of Treats Gift
  • Gourmet Dried Fruit and Nut Snack Gift
  • Mt. Baker Bakery Gift Basket
  • Tower of Chocolates Gift Classic

Did you know? Harry and David’s pepper and onion relish is so versatile that it’s used in food preparations of the following: eggs, meats, various vegetable medleys, sandwiches and wraps.

Whether the celebration is a house warming party or birthday gathering, Harry and David’s pepper and onion relish has rave reviews. The pepper and onion relish comes in 4 or 12 jar quantities, which multitasks for a spectrum of food preparations and purposes. The fruit bouquet company also provides consumers with fast, tasty and reliable recipes that serve as a marinade, dip, and obviously a relish.

House warming gift idea: Order Harry and David’s pepper and onion relish. Use one jar to create the fruit bouquet company’s signature dip made with sour cream. (The recipe is at Recipezaar.com.) Then gift-wrap the extra jars to give to the host as a house warming gift/present.

6-Answers about the Fruit Bouquet

Sweet, tart, juicy, memorable and visually appealing are just a few reasons that people love to give and receive a fresh fruit bouquet.  Whether it’s for a birthday gift idea, congratulations or a housewarming gift, fruit bouquets are a welcoming present for almost any occasion. We’ve compiled several questions and answers about the understated fruit bouquet:

How many calories are in the average fruit bouquet?

Since, all fruit bouquets are created using different types of fruits in a variety of sizes, edible bouquets do not have an average caloric value.

What is the recipe for a fresh fruit bouquet?

Although grapes, strawberries, apples, cantaloupes, honeydew melon and oranges are the usual elements of a fruit bouquet, there is not an exact recipe for creating a fruit bouquet.  Creativity and personal preference are definitely in play.

Which online gift store is known for creating fresh fruit bouquets?

The Internet is a treasure trove of gift stores, many of which sell fruit bouquets. However, when it comes to creating a fresh fruit bouquet, Edible Arrangements™ is one company known for and trusted in selling and delivering fresh fruit gifts all over the globe.  We suggest finding a local option as this will typically get you the freshest bouquet possible.

Fruit Arrangements

Are fruit bouquets made of organic fruit?

Not all fruit bouquets are made of organic fruit.  While some fresh fruit bouquets contain organic pieces of fruit, it depends on the retailer. At Harry and David’s, the pears used to create the fruit baskets are organically grown at the company’s Riviera orchard.

Are fruit bouquets high in fructose?

No.

As for giving a birthday present or housewarming gift, is it better to create a homemade fresh fruit bouquet or buy one?

The fruit bouquet is a highly appreciated gift, regardless if it’s a diy project or purchased online, fresh fruit bouquets are endearing whatever the occasion.

Consumer Tips: Buying a Fruit Bouquet

Whether you are buying a fruit bouquet as a house warming gift, a birthday present or whatever the special occasion might be, consider the recipient’s fruit preferences, your budget and the necessary delivery time for buying and selecting a fruit bouquet gift.

Start with a budget in mind. Most edible fruit bouquets start at $20 and can cost as much as $200. These more expensive fruit gifts are typically large sized fruit bouquets ideal for parties and other celebrations.

Next, consider the recipient’s eating habits, for example, do they enjoy eating fruit?  Prior to giving a fruit bouquet, make sure that the person does not suffer from food restrictions such as allergic reactions to citrus fruits or digestive issues such as diverticulitis which may have some people avoiding seedy foods.  In situations where food restrictions are in play simply search for and select fruit bouquets based on which items are included in the arrangement so you can avoid these food issues.

Fruit ArrangementsIf the recipient is on a weight loss diet, a fresh fruit bouquet is an appropriate edible alternative to sweets such as chocolate.  Ideal for the dieter or nutritious conscious, Edible Arrangements® has a reputation for creating magnificent fruit bouquets crafted from fresh fruit and provide more nutritional sustenance than some of the other fruit bouquet companies.

Also, remember some people prefer the taste of dried fruit over freshly picked goods. Harry and David, a fruit bouquet purveyor, vends edible fruit baskets made of organic pears, handpicked from the company’s Riviera Pear Orchard.  Unlike other companies, where fruit bouquets are made of the freshest fruit of the day, the pear is the only fresh fruit in Harry and David’s gift baskets. Other goodies include dried fruit, nuts and candy.

Edible Arrangements usually delivers a fruit bouquet within 48-hours. However, Harry and David’s delivery has a sliding scale of shipment options. For those who live or work in close proximity to an Edible Arrangements location, delivery is free when you place your order by phone and pick it up at the store.  Contact other vendors directly for their shipping and delivery policies.

Fruit Basket Franchise Vs. Joining an Edible Fruit Affiliate Program

Which business model do  you prefer a fruit basket franchise  or to become an affiliate of a major edible fruit company brand?

These business opportunities are diametric in day-to-day operations, capital and even marketing. Prospective owners of Edible Arrangements fruit basket franchise have to follow 6 steps before opening a business. Harry and David is focused on developing an online presence relying on the power of affiliate marketing. For this post of Edible Fruit, we’re comparing the aforementioned edible fruit companies business models.

Capital

At Edible Arrangements, the minimum investment to own a fruit basket franchise begins at $140,000. Capital covers fruit inventory, marketing business equipment, monthly commercial rental cost, insurance and other expenditures.

Meanwhile online marketers, who join Harry & David’s affiliate program, need  very little capital to attain a return. With an organic search engine strategy—a miminimal advertising budget affords nominal expenses, starting as low as $200 a month.

Inventory

Edible Arrangements is a fruit basket franchise, whereby owners adhere to certain inventory requirements to fulfill orders made online form other cities. These inventory specifications represent extra operating expenses to accommodate fruit bouquet orders.  Harry and David’s affiliate programs enables online marketers to earn a commission without having to stock the inventory.

Branding

Affiliate programs and a fruit basket franchise authorize its partners and franchisees to use the brands’ intellectual properties to bolster sales. 

Guidelines 

Owning a fruit basket franchises accompanies specific guidelines, such as hours of operation–that members of an affiliate program do not have to maintain. Click here to read a litigation case where franchisees are unsatisfied by an edible fruit company’s store hour policy.  

Profits

Harry and David’s affiliate program compensates online marketers 7 percent per sales referral. Edible Arrangements franchisees profit for the majority of the sale. 

Marketing

Harry and David’s affiliate program presents a  treasure trove of feasible and affordable online promotional methods: social media, newsletters an online publication. Meanwhile Edible Arrangements marketing relies on both online and  the fresh fruit basket franchise’s local market to fuel  sales and profits.

Which do you prefer to own a fruit basket franchise or join Harry and David’s affiliate program?