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The Fruit & Vegetable Industry During COVID-19

The Fruit & Vegetable Industry has been widely affected during the pandemic; learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected locally sourced fruits & Vegetables in the UK and around the world.

With surpluses in the agriculture sectors of the economy all around the world. While locally sourced fruit & vegetables have remained relatively popular throughout the pandemic, exotic fruit imports have decreased dramatically, primarily due to there not being enough people worldwide to harvest the crops, which leads to a lot of the produce spoiling before it reaches its final destination. Let’s look at how the fruit and vegetable industry has stayed afloat during these unprecedented times.

Purchasing Fruits & Vegetables Online

One of the ways people across the UK have managed to keep the sale of locally sourced products stable is by grocery stores offering customers the option of purchasing fruits & vegetables online instead of coming into the store to pick up their food. This is quite positive as it supports local farmers and maintains social distancing guidelines while keeping the economy open.

Sanitisation of Locally Sourced Fruits & Vegetables

Another impact on the fruit & vegetable is the increase in produce sanitisation. This is directly linked to purchasing your fruits & vegetables online. The less contact your produce has with other people, the less likely there will be any spread of germs in grocery stores. While we know the virus itself can’t be transmitted through foods, this method of sanitising surfaces around the grocery store and limiting the number of people who have touched food items acts as an extra precaution at the end of the day.

Purchasing Locally Sourced Produced over Exotic Fruit Imports

Another notable change that has occurred within the fruit & vegetable industry during COVID-19 is that it has pushed people to purchase local produce instead of exotic imports. Like we said earlier, this has mostly to do with the inability to harvest, package, and transport the exotic fruit imports to their final destination in time without spoiling. This, in turn, has more people buying from local farmers’ markets than large grocery chains, as they know the fruits & vegetables are fresh and safe to eat.

Final Thoughts

If the global pandemic has taught us anything, it has showcased how vital our local farmers in the UK are and the importance of supporting local businesses throughout these unprecedented times. One of the best ways we as a community can help deter the virus’s spread is to purchase our fruits and vegetables online or have them delivered to your house. This will help you maintain your social distancing and help you get the necessities you need should you have to self-isolate.

Marvellous Greens & Beans is proud to source all of our products from local farmers around the UK and be part of the movement in preventing the spread of coronavirus by offering home delivery options for our customers. If you would like more information on how to get locally sourced fruits & vegetables delivered straight to your door by ordering online; click here.

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