Launching a fresh produce home delivery business during the Covid-19 lockdown has been a highly successful initiative for business partners Lisa and Dave Devlin, Jayne and Jason Peters and Lisa and Warren Carter.
Withe 25 years experience in the produce industry, Lisa says it has been a long held dream to bring locally grown fresh produce from local suppliers direct to customers’ homes.
“We wanted to offer restaurant quality produce direct to homes to make life easier and meals tastier and the Covid-19 lock down kickstarted the delivery idea into reality. Our customers are amazed by the superior quality and freshness they get saying the produce lasts longer in the fridge. Word of mouth has quickly spread and people are loving supporting a local family business.”
The Produce Box operates out of Queenstown with free delivery to Queenstown Lakes, Wanaka, Cromwell, Glenorchy, Clyde and Alexandra. Their Invercargill branch services all of Southland and Te Anau.
“We pack and deliver a wide range of fruit and vegetables plus essential products like milk, fresh eggs, meat and artisan breads. Customers choose and order online and our free delivery service happens within 48 hours ensuring quality and freshness door to door.”
The entrepreneurial venture recently began providing a year’s supply of food for the birds housed at Queenstown’s Kiwi Bird Life Park.
“When we heard the Kiwi Bird Life park was struggling and needed support, we visited them and were totally amazed by this hidden gem in the middle of Queenstown,” she says. “They are doing awesome conservation work that everyone should know about and we are so happy to feed the birds and support them in this way.”