The FruitGuys Almanac
This little plot of backyard was a dustbowl when FruitGuys' buyer Rebecca moved into the house last June. Though she spends a lot of time with farmers buying what they grow for The FruitGuys, actually growing something herself was a whole other can of worms. March means it’s time to get busy again. Now she has new gloves and plenty of ambition for her backyard garden. Tips for how to start a vegetable and herb garden here.
Winter has been very mild this year for most of us who don’t live in Alaska. The general lack of snow and cold is attributable to unusual patterns in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oscillations, which have kept the jet stream more northerly than usual. The warmer temperatures have been a welcome relief after last winter’s heavy snowstorms, but have been a cause for concern among some farmers. Read how the mild winter affected American crops this year, and see which vegetables we can expect as spring rapidly approaches.
Indoor rock climbing for fitness and cross-training has grown exponentially in popularity, offering an exciting addition to exercise alternatives. Climbing offers full-body exercise, bringing flexibility, concentration, and adaptability along with lean strength. What you need to know to get started climbing indoors here.
Mick Klug farms with his wife, Cindy, and daughters, Amy and Abby—and their golden retriever, Lily. Most people would agree that land farmed for three generation defines “family farm.” And a man who says, “working with the earth and my hands is my favorite part of farming” defines “farmer.” Read about Mick Klug's farming experiments and why this farm has developed such a good reputation.
Sprouted pea shoots are really something to get excited about, taste-wise and nutrition-wise.
The levels of vitamins C and A and folic acid in shoots are higher than other fresh fruits and legumes of comparable weight. How to prep and store fresh pea shoots here.
Free Recipe of the Week: Braised Leeks with Lime
Get The FruitGuys TakeHome case and you’ll receive organic fruits and veggies delivered to you at work to take home, or directly to your home. The easy-to-carry case includes two free recipes each week. Choose all fruit, fruits and veggies, or all veggies.
Support your local farmers. We buy organic and regional produce sourced from local farms to the extent possible. Our TakeHome case provides food that is good for your family, good for the farmers, and good for the planet. Get fruits and vegetables delivered right to you! 25% off your first order, use promo code: ORGANIC.
FruitGuys CEO & Founder Chris Mittelstaedt's
Chris talked to the founder of Joie de Vivre hotels about his new book, Emotional Equations. The book is Conley's effort to understand and quantify how fear can overwhelm and control an entrepreneur. Read how Chip Conley overcomes fear on Inc.com here.
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently ran this story on The FruitGuys GoodWorks program's weekly donations to Growing Home Community, a food-assistance program through Nationalities Service Center.
Ask The FruitGuys
Q: How much fruit should I order?
A: For office and school orders, we suggest that customers start with one piece of fruit per person per week for their first delivery. Depending on how quickly the fruit is eaten, we can adjust the amount, selection, or frequencies of deliveries until we find the right balance for your workplace. Our boxes come in servings of 16, 25 or 50 servings.
For home orders with families of 2-4 people, generally the 25-serving box is sufficient, but again, we can adjust your order to your needs. You can choose from all fruit, fruit and vegetable, or an all vegetable box.
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