Customers across London can now use the Uber Eats app to order hand-picked boxes of fruit and vegetables from NCGM wholesalers including Fresh Connect, Fruit for the Office and West Green Foods (more details below).
Located in the Uber Eats grocery section, we’re offering a range of healthy home delivery fruit and veg boxes, to certain London postcodes. The first 70 boxes sold will be £10 (T&C’s apply) then a very reasonable £20 thereafter. All boxes include information where the produce has come from, plus serving suggestions to help the public gain a better understanding of their food.
“New Covent Garden Market’s traders provide exceptional quality fruit and vegetables, both British and from further afield,” says Daniel Tomkinson, Chief Executive at Covent Garden Market Authority. “Typically, this produce is served everywhere from high-end restaurants to schools. Since lockdown started and restaurants closed, a number of our traders have launched produce delivery boxes direct to the public and we’re thrilled to be making three of these available through Uber Eats for the first time.”
Research shows that during the lockdown one-in-five Brits (21%) have consumed more healthy foods than they would have previously. What's more, 18% are being more experimental and 61% of the UK would like to try more exotic fruit and vegetables.
There are three options to choose from via the Uber Eats app, as follows:
1. Very Radishing by Fresh Connect – A seasonal box of UK grown produce such as asparagus from Kent, Jersey Royal potatoes and tomatoes from the Isle of Wight. Other fresh items include: beetroot, bunch radish, spring onion, heritage celery, pink grapefruit, avocado, berries and more.
2. Exotic fruit box by Fruit for the Office – A colourful selection of fruits from around the world, including dragon fruit, pomegranate, quince, grenadillo, paw paw, nashi pear and fresh figs.
3. Fruit & Veg Box by West Green Foods – A classic fruit and veg box with mixed salad, broccoli, cucumber, cauliflower, aubergine, satsumas, pears, mixed peppers and more.
“We want to do what we can to feed Brits newfound interest in fruit and vegetables," says Toussaint Wattinne, General Manager of Uber Eats, UK and Ireland. "Now everyone can order fresh and healthy produce from the New Covent Garden Market to be delivered directly to their doorstep.”
Uber Eats has introduced measures to help ensure that every courier can access the PPE they need for free to deliver safely with Uber Eats. As well as providing free sanitising products, Uber Eats is providing couriers with over one million free masks.