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Demand for online organic vegetables surge during lockdown

Kristen Ottaway, The Spray-Free Farmacy, joins Michael to talk about demand for on-line organic vegetables surging during coronavirus lockdown.

Sadly, government data shows only 7 per cent of adults and 5 percent of children eat sufficient serves of vegetables, while half of adults and two-thirds of children eat enough fruit.

Ms Ottaway runs an organic online supermarket which gathers produce from 22 farmers and delivers it throughout Brisbane.

“We were sitting at around about 300 to 350 boxes a week before COVID hit, and then we skyrocketed to about 800 boxes a week overnight,” Ms Ottaway said.

While the surge was encouraging, farmers have seen demand steady as the pandemic goes on.

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