A produce box program for consumers that Denver-based 5280 Produce launched about five years ago has exploded as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We have a huge following,” said co-owner Brad Jester.
Prior to COVID, about 300-500 people picked up a box of produce each week that cost $22-30 and contained about 12-14 produce items.
“This past week we did 3,000,” Jester said in mid-April. “It’s been crazy.”
About half the items are vegetables, the rest are fruit. Contents vary each week.