Save Sonoma County’s special apple, the Gravenstein
July 13, 2015
Apples get a lot of love—passion even. Favorite varieties are defended with vigor as if snack time were the Ninth Circuit Court. Some apples get lavished with adjectives that rival those of a sommelier at Le Cirque. Even so, there aren’t many apple varieties that have a whole town in love with them...
Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm—The FruitGuys Community Fund 2015 grant recipient
May 26, 2015
Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm in Poolesville, MD, is a four-acre farm that strives to be sustainable, colorful, and delicious. And while we didn’t choose Chocolates and Tomatoes for a 2015 The FruitGuys Community Fund grant just because the farm happens to produce many of our favorite things—artisan...
Warm winters could mean less fruit harvested in California
April 23, 2015
Cherries are finicky trees. They don’t like it when it gets too hot, when there’s not enough rain, and when it doesn’t stay cold enough during the winter. For the last few winters, California’s cherries have had all three of these environmental stresses and responded by producing fewer cherries. “...
Apple box gives back to farmers
August 29, 2014
Farmer Stan Devoto used money received from 2012's grav box to purchase and plant new Gravenstein apple trees.  Since 2006, The FruitGuys has supported the famed and endangered Gravenstein Apple by offering a special Gravenstein box each August that benefits Sonoma County's few remaining...
World’s small farms squeezed by land pressures
July 30, 2014
Clear Spring Farm, PA. If you live in an eco-conscious region fighting to preserve its local family farms, chances are you’ve seen bumper stickers such as ““Know your farmer, know your food.” “I don’t buy food from strangers.” And “Who’s your farmer?”  maybe on a beat-up pickup truck bringing...
The Gravenstein box supports an endangered apple
July 25, 2014
Gravenstein apple.  Like the snowy owl and the snail darter, foods can be endangered too. If farmers stop growing your favorite variety of tomato because it’s too hard to ship or too prone to pests, we come that much closer to a bland, unified way of eating and, in the case of the loss of...
Winter spared most fruit trees, so summer will be sweet
May 19, 2014
I recently traded the concrete jungle of Philadelphia’s inner city for the rolling fields and farm houses of Adams County, PA, to check in with two family farms that provide fruit for The FruitGuys throughout the year. Peach blossoms reach toward the sun at Three Springs Farm Three Springs I...
Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop
January 29, 2014
Image courtesy of Good Humus Produce, Capay CA To start the New Year there are as usual, many things on our minds. The most pertinent is what to say when asked about the drought? Of course. It can be paralyzing: the thought of extended drought is one of the game changers that no one is truly...
Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop
January 29, 2014
Image courtesy of Skyelark Ranch, Brooks CA Recently, California’s growers and water districts approached Governor Jerry Brown to declare California in a state of drought. It has been one of the driest winters on record and the state’s reservoirs, snow pack, streams and rivers have been greatly...
January 22, 2014
Steve Frecon & Henry Frecon of Frecon Farms, Boyertown PA BOYERTOWN, PA -- You may think “farmer direct” and “local produce” are trendy concepts invented for the millennium, but Boyertown, Pennsylvania’s Frecon Farms has been getting their fruit directly into the hands of consumers almost...

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Save Sonoma County’s special apple, the Gravenstein
July 13, 2015
Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm—The FruitGuys Community Fund 2015 grant recipient
May 26, 2015
Warm winters could mean less fruit harvested in California
April 23, 2015
Apple box gives back to farmers
August 29, 2014
World’s small farms squeezed by land pressures
July 30, 2014
The Gravenstein box supports an endangered apple
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Winter spared most fruit trees, so summer will be sweet
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Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop
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Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop
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