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La Récolte July Newsletter

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

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Fruit Galore and More

Connecting with your Grandkids During Covid-19

Healthy Habits for Lockdown

Recipe of the Month

Mandela Day 18th July 2020

Fruit Galore and More


Every Wednesday at 09:40 for the last two years Riaan and his team has supplied our residents with fruit, vegetables and other goodies directly at our doorstep.

Fondly known as Riaan's fruitvan, their excellent service, affordable prices and fresh produce has made them a popular supplier of fruit and vegetable at La Récolte.

Riaan in the Spotlight


Riaan how did you become Riaan’s Fruitvan?

I was in the navy for 10 years, married with two children and realized that I can't work there forever. My father in law started with selling fruit that he bought from the local farmers in Worcester to a few old age homes. He then said to me if I also want to do it he will help to build a trailer for me. This was 25 years ago!

What products do you sell?

We sell fresh fruit and veggies, home baked rusks, a variety of home baked biscuits, banana bread, honey, droëwors and homemade jams.

What measurements are you taking to curb the spread of Covid 19?

We wear face masks, sanitize after each customer and we ask our customers to keep their social distance.


Fruit Galore and more

Riaan 072 126 1172

Ilse 082 472 4040

Office 079 891 7127

connecting with your

Grandkids During Covid-19


Covid-19 may mean that you’re unable to see your favorite little people for some time, as a result many children now find themselves separated from their grandparents due to social distancing or cautionary measures to prevent their grandparents’ possible exposure to the virus. This sudden change in their normal routine and a lack of in-person contact with their grandparents can cause anxiety, stress and confusion among children.

Here are a few suggestions of how to stay engaged during these challenging times:


Be Honest- Explain that the virus affects older people differently than children.

The virus is more likely to spread when people are together in the same place.

By not seeing them, it helps protect you from getting the virus and getting sick.


Let them know this is only temporary- You will be able to be spend time with each other again once the spread of the virus has slowed down.


Validate their feelings- Reassure them that it is okay to miss you, and invite them to share their feelings. Express how you are feeling, too.


Talk regularly- Express your love even if you’re not in the same place.

Talk frequently by phone or by video chat, share one happy thing that you saw, ate or did today, give a compliment, or share a riddle or joke.

Organize a remote play date- Schedule time to connect remotely at the same time each day so they have something to look forward to. You can draw or do other art activities; read a story; sing a song; play a game or try a stress buster.

Healthy Habits for Lockdown