October 25, 2016
Q: Will The FruitGuys be closed on Thanksgiving? A: The FruitGuys will be closed and not delivering on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2016, in observance of Thanksgiving. All Thursday and Friday deliveries will be rescheduled for Wednesday, November 23. If you would like to donate...
September 7, 2016
Q: What is the rough brown texture on the top of some apples, and is it edible? A: Known as “russeting,” it is a brownish corky or netlike texture that appears on certain varieties of apples and pears. Russeted patches are not only edible, they tend to have a nutty flavor. In apples, russeting...
Profiles of the men and women of the fruit world
August 24, 2016
When we bite into a crisp fall apple, we generally don’t think about the centuries of cultivation, ongoing scientific development, or countless tiny agricultural advances that put that piece of fruit in our hands. From the lab to the orchard, from the kitchen to the fields, there are many unsung...
August 20, 2016
Q: Will The FruitGuys be closed on Labor Day? A: The FruitGuys will be closed and not delivering on Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day. All Monday deliveries will be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 6, and certain Tuesday deliveries will be rescheduled for Wednesday, September...
Family and sustainability are core values at Frecon Farms
July 27, 2016
Frecon Farms, in southeastern Pennsylvania, is as rich in history and community as it is in apples and stone fruits. Founded in 1944 by Richard S. Frecon and his wife, Martha, the orchard started out as an apple and peach farm. As fruit production grew, so did the Frecon family. They raised six...
How to help save the endangered Gravenstein apple
July 27, 2016
Around the small Northern California town of Sebastopol, you see bumper stickers of all kinds. From the political to the apolitical to cosmic questions such as “What if the hokeypokey is what it’s all about?” But most popular among the tailgate calls to action is “Save the Gravenstein.” Townsfolk...
Reflections from Lagier Ranches, 2014 Community Fund grantee
June 29, 2016
Embracing the dry June heat of San Joaquin County is a small price to pay when exploring the grounds of Lagier Ranches. This 120-acre family-run farm in Escalon, CA, is rich in trees and small fruits: almond trees, grapes, table grapes, citrus, and cherries. Keep your eyes peeled for their Bronx...
June 23, 2016
Q: Will The FruitGuys be closed on July 4? A: The FruitGuys will be closed and not delivering on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of Independence Day. All Monday deliveries will be rescheduled for Tuesday, July 5. If you would like to donate your fruit, cancel, or reschedule your delivery for a...
May 26, 2016
Q: Should I Recycle My Fruit Box? A: Your FruitGuys fruit box is 100% recyclable and compostable—but we suggest you put it to reuse! RETURN BOX to The FruitGuys To stay eco-friendly, we have a Box Return program. In most areas, we can pick up and reuse boxes in good condition. Please return your...
Honeybees land at FruitGuys HQ
May 24, 2016
In 2015, the side lot next to The FruitGuys headquarters in South San Francisco was a gravelly, unused, weed-infested strip of land. Today it’s abuzz with activity, transformed into a cozy home for a colony of honeybees. The project was the brainchild of The FruitGuys Garden Committee, which built...