Delivering wellness to offices

In the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, one company has taken up the challenge delivering wellness to officesof delivering wellness to offices. As a concept, wellness has become a concern that has found firm footing in the corporate environment.

Businesses are increasingly recognizing the link between healthy lifestyles and productivity. Companies are willing to budget resources to provide everything from smoking cessation materials to aerobic instruction. Weight loss challenges, yoga classes, fruits and vegetables in the break rooms and board rooms all contribute to a healthier bottom line.

A Singular Mission

Richardson-based ORCHARD At The OFFICE has a singular mission. Specifically,  they deliver fresh fruit to the businesses of Texas. By putting together a variety of baskets of top-quality fresh fruit, they allow companies small and large to eat healthy with minimal fuss. But these folks are not mere “grocery-getters.” Their knowledgeable and energetic staff knows their fruit facts. By seeing themselves as partners on a mission to provide health and great taste, ORCHARD At The OFFICE is dedicated to the cause of healthy living.

The Right Mix

“It’s an amazing response,” says Kevin Long, founder, and Chief Banana. delivering wellness to Houston“People welcome the difference.” He should know. He first got the idea when he was employed as a creative director of an advertising firm. Long decided to experiment with bringing in bananas and apples instead of donuts. The result was gratifying. “They attacked the baskets! They were really excited.” So much so that Long got the confidence to take his idea and start his own enterprise in 2010. As the business has expanded, the offerings have increased. Customers can receive the ever-popular bananas, apples, oranges, as well as a variety of pears, citrus, stone fruits, grapes, and berries. “Helping our friends to find the right mix for their office is part of the fun.”

Delivering Wellness

Monday morning sees a flurry of activity at the company’s headquarters, as baskets of fruits are loaded into vehicles. Then, the baskets find their way into offices throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The drivers operate as the primary point of contact and serve to answer questions and note any special accommodations. For the Chief Banana, that’s what it all comes back to. “Fruit is a gift on so many levels. It’s a gift to yourself.”

ORCHARD At The OFFICE can be reached at 972-295-9091 or getfruit@orchardattheoffice.com.

This article originally appeared on the D Magazine website on February 26, 2016.

Our Willow Baskets


Presentation is a vital component of the ORCHARD At The OFFICE fruit delivery service. We “eat with our eyes” and so we do our best to make sure the fruit is attractive as well as delicious, and that it comes artfully-arranged in our fabulous willow baskets sourced from a Top Secret location.

Willow basketLao Tzu said “shape clay into a vessel; it is the space within that makes it useful.” So it is with our baskets. Form must follow function, and you can’t spell function without fun! So we fill our baskets with edible smiles: bananas, apples, oranges, clementines, pears, peaches, plums…everything an office desires to stay healthy and happy!Fresh fruit in willow basket When the baskets are empty, we retrieve them from our customers so that they can get limitless opportunities to provide happiness to businesses throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and Greater Houston.

One week, they might be used to deliver fresh fruit to an accounting office in North Dallas…

Making delivery in willow basket…and the next, they might be providing healthy snack alternatives to a software development firm in Sugar Land or Houston. Reusing our willow baskets is part of our commitment to reducing waste. Avoiding single-use cardboard boxes is better for the environment!

Whenever you see the signature willow basket, you can be assured that the fruit inside is guaranteed to be fresh and delicious!Willow basket at meeting

CLICK HERE TO GET OFFICE FRUIT DELIVERY TODAY

PRESS RELEASE: Metroplex company makes healthy snacks their business

As a concept, wellness has become a cultural concern that has found firm footing in the corporate environment. Businesses are increasingly recognizing the link between healthy lifestyles and productivity, and are willing to allocate resources to providing everything from smoking cessation materials to aerobic instruction. There are even insurance providers willing to reimburse entrepreneurs who take steps to contribute to the well-being of their staff. Weight loss challenges, yoga classes, fruits and vegetables in the break rooms and board rooms – these all contribute, figuratively and literally, to a healthier bottom line.

In the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, one company has taken up the challenge of delivering wellness to offices…one bite at a time.

Richardson, Texas-based ORCHARD At The OFFICE has a singular mission: to deliver fresh fruit to the businesses of north Texas. By putting together a variety of baskets of top-quality produce, they allow companies small and large to eat healthy with minimal fuss. But these folks are not mere “grocery-getters”: their knowledgeable and energetic staff knows their fruit facts. By viewing their clients as friends, and seeing themselves as partners on a mission to provide health and great taste, ORCHARD At The OFFICE has grown from a two-man effort into a round-the-clock operation dedicated to the cause of healthy living.

“It’s an amazing response,” says Kevin Long, founder and Chief Banana (as it says on his card). “People welcome the difference.” He should know. He first got the idea when he was employed as a director of an advertising firm, and decided to experiment with bringing in bananas and apples in lieu of the more sugar-centric morning munchables. The result was gratifying: “they attacked the baskets! They were really excited.” So much so that Long got the confidence to take his idea and start his own enterprise in 2010. As time has gone by and the business has expanded, so have the offerings: customers can receive the ever-popular bananas, apples, oranges, a variety of pears, citrus, stone fruits, grapes and berries. “Helping our friends find the right mix for their office is part of the fun,” says Chris Buchanan, the Marketing Wiseapple.

Their friends certainly seem satisfied. Monday morning sees a flurry of activity at the company’s headquarters, as baskets of fruits in all manner of inviting colors are loaded into a slew of vehicles to find their way into office kitchens throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The drivers operate as the primary point of contact with their friends and serve to answer questions and note any special accommodations. Regular deliveries are made, special events are scheduled, and even a few gift baskets are dropped off by those wanting to give other companies the gift of health.

For the Chief Banana, that’s what it all comes back to. “Fruit is a gift on so many levels. It’s a gift to yourself.”

 

For more information on ORCHARD At The OFFICE, you can go to http://orchardattheoffice.com or send a message to getfruit@orchardattheoffice.com.