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Cambridge Fruit Company offers online market for independent artisan businesses

The Cambridge Fruit Company has expanded its online offering. (36813295)
The Cambridge Fruit Company has expanded its online offering. (36813295)

Cambridge Fruit Company will help to showcase some of the best of independent businesses in the city as part of their relaunched website.

Owner Neil Bharadwa saw the bottom fall out of the corporate market at the start of the pandemic, but switched to home deliveries which has been a roaring success.

There was also the opportunity for companies to donate fruit boxes to NHS staff and the Red Hen Project charity.

Neil expanded the business to offer deliveries of meat from Andrews Butchers and homemade cakes from Uppercrusts.

He has now teamed up with other businesses in the area to offer an expanded range of artisan produce.

These include bread and cake from Fitzbillies, award-winning cheese from Rennet & Rind, milk from Plumbs Dairy, eggs from Rattlesden Farm Foods, produce from Norfolk Street Bakery and drinks from Cambridge Juice Company.

Neil said: “Cambridge is pretty unique as there’s a really strong culture of supporting local businesses. This came out loud and clear in the survey we sent to our customers.

“We want to deliver the very best of Cambridge’s favourite independent businesses to your doors. This is just the beginning, there so much more to come.

He added: “We’ve been working tirelessly over the last eight weeks or so to build our new website.

“As the process developed, we learned that consumer appetite to support local businesses was huge.

“There are some real undiscovered gems in Cambridge so we turned our online shop into a showcase of the very best foods that local producers have to offer.”

The website can be found at cambridgefruitcompany.com.

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