User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


72° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

The Fruit Club

June 24, 2013, 10:00 PM by Angela Kennecke

The Fruit Club
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A new business to Sioux Falls promises to bring you fresh fruit at a lower price.  The Fruit Club is partnering with a local trucking company to bring people fresh fruit once a month directly from the orchard.

Nothing says summer more than Washington Bing Cherries.  These are coming off the truck in Sioux Falls directly from an orchard in the northwestern state. 

"They're Washington cherries, Bing Cherries, for $1.80 per pound," Lynn Albers of The Fruit Club said.

That's about three times less than what they're going for in the grocery stores.  The Fruit Club says it's able to cut the price by cutting out the middleman.

"We want to start doing this at least once a month where we feature a different fruit every month. It's at great prices because we don't really have any overhead.  We sell from a semi, so we can keep the prices a lot lower than you see in stores," Albers said.

While it's promoting its service by selling fruit to the public, The Fruit Club is relying on members who sign up via Facebook or on the company's website to place orders each month.  2,500 people have signed up so far.

"We don't have any spoilage.  A lot of times, fruit will go bad.  They order so much fruit in, and it goes bad because they don't sell it. They have to pass the price onto the consumer.  We don't have that. We do all pre-orders," Albers said.

Now there are no health department regulations when it comes to whole fruit sales out of the back of a truck. It's just like a farmer's market or roadside garden.  It's up to you, the consumer, to make sure you're washing it and storing it properly. 

In July, the truck will bring in peaches from Georgia.  The Fruit Club says it will expand from once a month to once a week if the demand is there. 

Check out the The Fruit Club's website or request to join the Fruit Club's Facebook Page.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

First DTSF Incubator Store Open For Business

7/23/2014 6:30 AM

605 Running Co., 124 S. Phillips Avenue, just opened its doors on Friday. It's a big grand opening for the store, but also for Downtown ...

Full Story | Watch
Sioux Falls No Longer Best Small City

7/25/2014 11:12 AM

Sioux Falls is no longer the nation's best small city for business and careers.

Full Story
Iowa Town Bracing For Closure Of Tyson Foods Plant

7/27/2014 3:31 PM

One small northwest Iowa town is preparing to deal with the loss of 450 jobs this fall when the Tyson Foods plant in Cherokee closes, and business own...

Full Story
Simply Mac Coming To Sioux Falls

7/28/2014 1:12 PM

Apple users will soon have another option for sales and service support.

Full Story
Deciding When To Collect Social Security

7/22/2014 10:10 PM

78 million Baby Boomers are retiring or preparing to retire.  The question they all face is when to draw their Social Security benefits. 

Full Story | Watch


Events