Home delivery fruit and veg - servicing Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens and the Central Coast.
Whilst we’re all living in the midst of uncertain times, one industry we’ve seen have a boost over the past few weeks has been the delivery of local fresh fruit and veg to our doors – something we’d love to see us all continue in a world post-corona.
One local fruit and veg delivery service, Miss Melon’s saw an incredibly large bump up in orders as soon as the restrictions of Covid-19 were announced.
“We went from doing 200 orders over the three days to over 430,” Susan told me.
Susan purchased the small business back in 2017 and now, over three years later is hitting over 200 orders a week as well as delivering across all of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, and the Northern Central Coast; all for a flat delivery rate of $5.
Bringing together her past experience working at a Sydney-based provedore as well as a delivery driver for Coles, Miss Melon’s has had nothing but positive growth since she took over.
Not only doing home deliveries Miss Melon’s has also been supplying produce to numerous businesses across the region, including preschools, gyms, medical offices; basically anyone that will eat fruit and veg!
The produce is collected at the Sandgate fruit markets three days a week and then brought back to the Miss Melon’s packing shed to get all the orders together. Walking around the space, you can’t help but notice the scent of fresh fruit and how good the quality of all the produce looks.
“It’s all local where possible and it’s all Australian produce. Things like Kiwi fruits and asparagus sometimes come from out of Australia but they always tell me, so that we can pass that information onto the customers.”
Not just fruit and veg, Miss Melon's also offers a number of other goodies including eggs, bread & cakes, condiments & oils, tea, herbs & spices, kombucha, juice, and coffee; just to name a few.
The easy to navigate website makes it easy for customers to find what they’re looking for. If you’re not too picky, go for one of the standard boxes. My personal favourite, and what Susan says is the most popular, is the $30 mixed box.
“Thirty dollars seems to be a good amount to spend for a week of produce. It really gets you a good amount of food to get you through the week; you don’t want much more than that because otherwise, it won’t stay fresh!”
I started ordering my $30 mixed box through Miss Melon’s a number of weeks ago, and have been cooking much more than usual – really utilising all of the produce to ensure none of it goes to waste. I’ve even mastered how to make potato gnocchi, and I can tell you; it’s not actually that hard!
The best part about ordering from Miss Melon’s is that they offer completely customisable options for customers, as well as the option for you to leave notes. Don’t want pumpkin in your standard box? Just let them know and they’ll try their best to meet those needs.
So, if you’re not already, why not take this opportunity to try a new way of shopping and get all your fruit, veggies, milk and other goodies delivered to your door with the help of Miss Melon’s.
To get your fresh food delivered to your door, get your orders in by 8pm on Friday, for the following week's delivery.