New Covent Garden Market (NCGM) has announced a trial with takeaway delivery service Uber Eats which will soon deliver a range of produce boxes from wholesalers in the market to addresses in London.
The boxes, which cost £10 each, include a seasonal box of UK grown produce from Fresh Connect; an exotic fruit box from Fruit for the Office; and a classic mixed fruit and veg box from West Green Foods.
Toussaint Wattinne, general manager of Uber Eats, UK and Ireland said, “We want to do what we can to feed Brits newfound interest in fruit and vegetables. Now everyone can order fresh and healthy produce from the New Covent Garden Market to be delivered directly to their doorstep.”
Daniel Tomkinson, chief executive at Covent Garden Market Authority, added, “New Covent Garden Market’s traders provide exceptional quality fruit and vegetables, both British and from further afield, which typically gets 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.”
Due to the Coronavirus crisis a number of traders at NCGM are offering their own home delivery services, details of which are available on the market website.
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