Sweet 'n Sunny News from The Orange Shop in Florida[ Member listing ]
03 Nov · Sat 2012
Page Oranges headline The Orange Shop's wonderful collection of rare and unique Florida citrus, along with perennial favorites such as Citra Navels and Ruby Red Grapefruit. Shop no further -- if there's a good and tasty variety of citrus out there, we've got it! [Read More]
Posted by Pete @ 12:22 AM EDT
27 Nov · Sun 2011
The 2011-12 season marks The Orange Shop's 75th season of shipping premium quality Florida Citrus. We're coming off of a record-breaking season for us -- last year we shipped the most packages in our history -- and we're looking forward to even more customers and their friends and family enjoying our delicious fruit this season.
As with any growth experience, we learned some lessons last year. Most importantly, we've significantly upgraded our packaging of the smaller sized fruit to improve arrivals. This was essential for the heirloom varieties we have focused on over the past two years such as Pages and Clementines.
We've also added more people and computers in the office to enable us to process orders more quickly. During the peak period in December, we now have ability to get orders entered and shipped faster than ever.
And, finally, we've redesigned the packing line in the packinghouse to streamline the flow of fruit and packages. So, we think we're ready to go, and can't wait to find out.
We appreciate the loyalty of our customers, and it is our goal to bring joy into your lives, and that of your friends and family. We greatly appreciate any and all feedback, because it helps us get better every day.
We wish you all a wonderful year ahead.
Pete and Cindy Spyke
Posted by Pete @ 10:00 PM EST
14 Jan · Fri 2011
We're offering Free Shipping on our "Citra" Navel Oranges, Honeybells, and Ruby Red Grapefruit through January 27th! Now is the time to take advantage of this rare offer, because the flavor of the fruit is at an absolute peak.
We pick your fruit as it is ordered, then ship it by ground to assure safe arrival. The fruit moves through three stages. First, we truck the fruit in insulated trailers to a Fedex terminal near the destination. Next, Fedex consolidates our fruit with other parcels and delivers it to your local Post Office, and the Postman brings it to your door. It's a very safe and reliable method.
The only downside is that there isn't a "tracking number" per se. We can track the progress through our computers, though, so feel free to give us a call at 800-672-6439 and we'll be happy to check the progress of your package.
Posted by Pete @ 08:15 PM EST