I want to ship some fruit as a gift to a friend (within the US). I know that apples and pears from Harry and David are tasty, but I'm interested in other options.
I'd like some combination of:
1. Small scale farms/co-ops, or at least not owned by private equity (as Harry and David is).
2. Somewhat reasonable prices- I don't mind spending some money, but I'd like better value than 6lbs of organic fruit for $70 (plus shipping) if it exists.
3. Organic options available.
4. Fruit grown in the US.
5. One time gifts available, not CSAs or fruit of the month clubs.
I don't know if I'll find something that hits all my goals, and I'm flexible about all of them. I don't mind using a smaller company or farm without a web option, I'm happy to call.
I know about Isabelle's Orange Orchard in Louisiana
. This is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for, but they lost all their fruit this year in a hard freeze. Googling yields a lot of fruit of the month clubs, as well as some more corporate options. Basically, the closer to the farmer the better for me. Thank you!