Updated: May 4
Eatlocal were stoked to be approached by stuff.co.nz for a positive, good news business story covering how some businesses have grown during lockdown.
The article was published online and in the Life section in The Press on Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 - 'Demand for fresh produce boxes booms under lockdown.'
I was interviewed over the phone by the journalist, and she asked why our fresh produce box business had seen a spike in orders as New Zealand faced another lockdown..
“It’s fresh, it’s local, it’s much nicer than going to the supermarket and getting stuff that’s been in the chiller for a few days before getting on the shelves, and then handled by lots of people".
A photographer came round a few days later to take photos to go with the article. This, of course, sent me into a blind panic as I hate being photographed. Being super-busy that day, I was in the bathroom fifteen minutes before he arrived applying all the make-up I own. Then I came to my senses and scrubbed most of it off, deciding that this was not the time to try out new techniques. Contouring, I'm looking at you....
The interest this article has generated has been phenomenal with many orders from new customers, and lots of new subscribers signing up to the website. We have already had some awesome feedback too!
"Many thanks and congratulations for providing this high quality, fabulous service. The freshness of your selection absolutely outstanding to the extend everything seemingly leaped out of the box"
If you didn't manage to see the piece, you can read about it here.