So, I remember those childhood days when I used to spend hours in our orchard. My parents had an orchard that was passed down to them. It was a huge orchard, so it was obviously very difficult to consume all the fruits we had. So, my parents had a small side business out of the orchard.
I remember my summer vacations where I would spend hours in orchard learning about the various fruit trees and climbing on them. Well I wasn’t alone; I had my cousins too. They would often come down to our place to visit us. But, I always knew the main attraction was the orchard. We were quite a handful! We would often see our parents make fruit baskets and then have them sold off into the markets. We kids would also try and make fruit baskets and act like a fruit vendor who had come all the way from the village into the city to see off some fruits and make some money. Those were some of the best days of my childhood. Then we grew up and had to move to the city while my parents took care of the orchard alone.
I also remember my parents would often send out fruit baskets to our relatives on occasions or to welcome the neighbours. After moving to the city I did miss my home, the orchard but I got really busy with my studies and later work. I barely had the time to go home. And whenever I would go home I would be so lazy that I would not go to the orchard anymore. I suppose I just forgot how much I used to love that place.
But a few years back when I visited home, I got to know that my parents were thinking of selling off the orchard to a contractor because it was becoming difficult for them to channelize the fruits into the market. That is when I realise I could not let mu favourite childhood memory get crushed under a bulldozer. I knew I had to come up with an alternative and that too real quick.
That is when it stuck my mind that internet has the solution to every problem these days. I created an online fruits store that would sell our fruits to the consumers at a much reasonable price than they were being stored in the markets. It took a while to come up with some strategy to advertise it. But since the concept was new and convenient for most of the buyers, everybody gave a positive response towards it. I remember the first time fruit baskets delivered, I felt like I had finally found a way to save the orchard. And today after years, I see that the online business is doing pretty well.
So this was the story of how I saved my childhood that was all in the orchard. If you have a problem, there has to be a solution. You just have to be keen enough to find it out.