When giving away a dream vacation to Los Angeles in honor of our 20th Anniversary, HomeExchange.com sought out the very best partners in order to give our lucky winners a truly authentic vacation in the City of Angels.
Many LA citizens are very in tune with a healthy lifestyle and we searched high and wide for a company who could provide our winners with a (literal) taste of this life. We could not have found a more perfect match than The FruitGuys, a California based fresh fruit delivery service that brings farm-fresh produce to homes, schools, and businesses around the nation.
Not only will our dream vacation attendees be spending 6 days and 7 nights in a gorgeous California abode, but they’ll also be dining in true style thanks to The FruitGuys and their daily delivery of California’s very best seasonal produce.
Chris Mittlestaedt founded the FruitGuys during the dot.com boom when Mittlestaedt heard friends complaining about all of the junk food they were eating on the job. Chris suggested they incorporate fresh fruit into their daily routine and offered to deliver it to their desks. And before he knew it The FruitGuys was born! From his company’s inception, Mittlestaedt has worked tirelessly to instill a sense of community into his company’s work. The FruitGuys supports local farmers, and donates over 300,000 lbs. of fruit a year to non-profit groups and food banks.
Chris’s core principles and beliefs make The FruitGuys partnership with HomeExchange.com a perfect match says the philanthropic entrepreneur.
“We are super excited to work with HomeExchange.com,” said Chris.
“Our companies are really well aligned as we both strive to build and instill a sense of community. The way HomeExchange.com is connecting travelers around the world is in essence the same way we are working to connect with small farmers and charity organizations,” added Chris.
We too are beyond thrilled to partner with The FruitGuys and we are looking very forward to our Dream Vacation winners enjoying the freshest California produce during their stay thanks to our partnership.