Fruit Hampers Delivered Newcastle

Interview behind the Scenes

AFTER A HALF DOZEN Christmas Seasons as the creative designer behind Hunter Valley Hampers, Kacy has a special feeling for knowing what her buying public wants.
And when you consider her Hunter Valley Hampers has sold out completely in 2011 and 2012 on a budget of zero advertising, it's no wonder she must be doing something right.  Artisan Food, Craft Beer and handmade fresh regional produce is a winning formula.
Over coffee, we sat down and asked her secrets to making a delicious gourmet hamper and what makes Hunter Valley Hampers a trusted authority on gift baskets.
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Established in 1988, Hunter Valley Hampers has enjoyed decades of thriving success.

"No Pretzels," Kacy laughs, when I ask her the secret to gourmet gift baskets, "Once we stopped putting in bags of pretzels we noticed we got a different clientele."

Keeping it Real for the Peeps

The secret to Hunter Valley Hampers success over the last decade (the business has operated independently since 1988, although only recently moved to 'high end' gourmet in 2009) is offering quality product regardless of the price.

"People are willing to pay for quality product," Kacy explains, showing a jar of tunisian spiced pickle made locally, "and so long as they know you are backing the product up with a meaningful purpose, place and personality; they will pay a premium price."

"We see competitors offering plastic poinsettia flowers and questionable "gourmet" products like john west smoked oysters - these things just don't meet what our clients expect in a regional gourmet hamper," Kacy offered as a reason for the loyal customer base at Hunter Valley Hampers.  "It's really quite embarrassing to turn up at a corporate tower in Sydney and expect the executives to accept a hamper filled with this sort of stuff - I can see why people keep coming back to us.  We keep our hampers understated and let the real food do all the talking."

Making meaningful Connections with the Community

Things are looking great this Christmas, but I feel the moment of truth for any Christmas Gift Basket is the minutes after arriving home when the hamper box is sitting by your front door.  You place the box on the kitchen counter and open it to reveal a wicker basket filled with clinking jars, bottles, pouches and pudding - all presentation packed under crisp cellophane and ready for display under the Christmas Tree in time for the big day. 

An authentic artisan hamper for a genuine, homestyle Christmas Day.  Merry Christmas, and Give Yourself the Gift of a Joyous Sharing Christmas with real friends and valued family members.

Fresh Fruit Seasonal Gift Baskets

hand assembled fruit basket gifts ready for wrapping and despatchfresh in season fruit prepared for display and presentationThere comes a time at the end of winter when our thoughts turn to spring and the promise of summer and the fresh flavours and tastes of the impending bud burst. 

Now, as the days are warmer it is time to invite friends over and share the new seasons’ best fruit from around the country – or if you are some distance away a delivery of freshest seasonal fruit goes a long way towards bridging that gulf and inviting intimacy.

Imagine setting up a juice bar with a basket full of fresh seasonal fruit including watermelon, apples, mangoes, starfruit, peaches, nectarines, pears, oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, kiwi fruit, grapes and cherries. 

You would be able to get the freshest fruit available from local vendors and even streetside stalls and have it all there ready to be turned into sweet juice to share with your muesli for breakfast.

For some great award winning gift basket ideas – here’s the best tips and hints on what’s in season right here and now based on our location in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

But remember, this is only a guide as most fruit is trucked interstate from as far afield as the Northern Territory for year round availability.

What’s in Season by Season

Cherries  Peaches  Plums

Summer  Apricots  Berries  Melons  Nectarines

Autumn  Apples  Kiwifruit  Pears Strawberries

Winter  Lemons  Mandarins  Oranges 

Here’s some more great information on the seasonal availability of fruit.

Remember, choosing fruit in season saves on food miles travelled, and importantly, lowers the cost of long term refrigeration and maintenance costs. 

Sending a Fruit Gift Basket
using seasonal fresh fruit makes sense in terms of health, budget and just generally sharing the bursting goodness of nature as it was intended.

Having a Fruit Basket Delivered is all about getting your thoughts shared in the form of a fruit basket or gift hamper. 

Being some distance from the recipient, you are naturally inclined to want to hug or hold her and share your pressing thoughts – but since this is impossible, sending a fruit gift bowl is about as close as it gets to a living, breathing gift of health.

As an established business with a reputation built on quality, a reputable Fruit Basket and Hamper providore will offer personal service, same day delivery and the opportunity to add your own message in the form of a card.

Things like this make all the difference when you are sending a gift hamper especially for life's most important and emotional events and occasions.

Maitland Aberglasslyn Private Rutherford

People who make a living from doing the things that 
 they love, and obviously have a strong affinity and talent for, is what we are all about. 

Making Honest, authoritative and trusted Fruit Hampers fro delivery to Maitland Hospital, Private Hospitals, Rutherford, Ashtonfield, and Aberglasslyn is what we do.

Lower Hunter Valley deliveries are a simple, effortless process with us.

Without a doubt, the rise of two dollar shops and corporate retailers have made it increasingly difficult for local handmade vendors to compete. 

But it is hard to deny the passion and creativity behind locally handmade products crafted right here in Sydney and Melbourne for Australian Local Markets.

People simply appreciate the quirky detail in something handmade – it’s unusual and unique.

How do I order the Best Fruit Basket in Sydney?

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When you want to send a Fruit Hamper or Fruit Basket, there are three things you need to keep in mind.

Selection of tasteful honest to goodness delicacies for a hamperMaking sure you are getting value for money, getting a generous fruit arrangement, and being able to rely on an experienced designer to create you fruit hamper. 

Importantly, it is not about the sheer convenience of using a local florist - there is a distinct difference between a florists' effort and the generous market fresh of a true fruit hamper specialist.

1.  Getting Value for Money

Fruit Hampers Info offers a simple pricing schedule of $59 small, $79 large and $99 Grande.  Most times you will be satisfdied with a small, as it is generous enough for a couple of people to have a few serves fo fruit over the week.
 Fresh Fruit arranged for a Get Well Soon Unique Gift Idea

For a bigger impact, go Grande and share the benefits of larger fruits, more diversity and seasonal gems as they are available.

Be aware that a florists' idea of a fruit basket - and the small size of counted fruit pieces - like eight pieces of fruit in an arrangement for $80.

2. Generous Fruit Arrangement

Fruit Hampers are all about sharing the freshest seasonal fruit in a way that shows generosity, abundance and a genuine feeling of giving - all of this is dependent on an approach where plenty of fruit is included. 
Share a wine and cheese platter with gourmet foods

You want the basket overflowing with fruit, and brimming with whatever is in peak season.

People appreciate a good serving of fruit and notice that the time and effort is equal to the occasion.

3.  Experienced Designers Make a Difference.

Knowing how to put together the right fruit basket makes a real difference when you are aiming to make a lasting impression.

Ordering the best fruit basket in Sydney is simple once you know a few inside tips and hints from a disgruntled former employee of one of Australia's largest fruit basket businesses.

fresh fruit from a fruit basket displayedHear how behind the scenes shenanigans like playing hide the banana, and some smutty in jokes among the bright young things who put the fruit baskets and hampers together (by hand in our warehouse) makes for a delightful voyeuristic tale of love, greed and fidelity.

Once you step inside the cloistered world of fruit baskets, gourmet hampers and the almost divine magic of fruit arrangements, you will more fully appreciate the time honoured traditions and almost secret society -like world of the fruit basket brotherhood.

Sending a Get Well Gift to a friend or family member other than flowers is no longer a difficult decision once you know all about Fruit baskets.

Ready and Waiting; Fresh Fruit at the Markets
Fruit Baskets are healthy, fresh, colourful and make the perfect sharing gift for a workplace or family get together. Instead of a still bunch of flowers, sharing a selection of the freshest seasonal fruit, presented in a re-usable wicker basket, and delivered right to your door makes for a convenient and edible gift idea.

What's more, a fruit hamper can get your personal message of condolence or recovery across direct to the recipient. Obviously, making a delivered gift decision other than flowers is easy - next time choose a Fruit Basket.

"It's just not Pear"; These fruit are revolting - against plain fruit basket design - that is!
Choosing the type of Fruit Basket that matches your occasion is important, so take some time to assess what your recipient would prefer. Sometimes a general fruit selection is best, other times you may decide to specify exactly what types of fruit you would like to make up the fruit hamper. For example, soft fruits and easy to cut up fruits will suit an older recipient.

Consider what container you would prefer the fruit basket to be placed in. Some suggestions other than the basket, should be just as light and easy to carry with a built in handle. Bowls, plates and boxes are used to contain the fruit hamper, and these can add extra value and utility to the gift as they are useful in the kitchen long after the occasion has passed. My personal favourite is the wooden box, that has a delightful rustic earthy feel, and makes for a handy box for carrying barbeque equipment.
Strange Fruit; There's nothing but seasonal freshness

It is also worth having in mind what the occasion is and how the recipient will make use of the Fruit basket once it is delivered. A bereavement fruit hamper will be best suited as a sharing gift for drop in visitors to the mourning family. In this case plenty of easy to eat by hand fruit makes the best gift, instead of cut fruit. Likewise, for a baby gift idea a fruit basket would be ideal filled with grapes ad smaller fruits for children and the new mother to share.

Whatever the occasion, fruit baskets make a thoughtful, personal gift for delivery, especially when flowers are not an option. Surprise yourself and your friends and family with a fruit basket next time you are part of a life event and delight in the simple, healthy goodness of fresh fruit.

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