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black bean saladKITCHENLIFE

Lunch is the Gateway
9 Lunch Ideas to Improve your Diet
By Rebecca Taggart

Breakfast is touted as being the most important meal of the day, but lunch—be it a homemade sandwich or a restaurant meal—gives us the energy for the afternoon’s work as well as an often-needed break from the computer, sales floor, or meetings. Lunch is also a great opportunity to improve your diet, increase nutrition, and maintain a healthy weight. Here are nine great lunch ideas to inspire you.

yoga ab exerciseFITNESS

Building A Strong Core
Yoga for Abdominal Fitness By Rebecca Taggart

Bathing suit season is approaching, but that’s not the only reason to focus on your abdominal muscles. These muscles, part of our “core” around the pelvis, hips, and waist, bring stability and balance—keeping them strong is also important for preventing lower back pain and injuries. Tired of sit-ups or bicycle crunches? The following four yoga poses will keep the different muscles of your core healthy and strong.

honebee pollinatorFARMS

Help Wanted: Pollinators
By Heidi Lewis

It’s spring. Blossoms are abundant. Time to get pollinating in the fruit orchards. But since colony collapse disorder has been decimating the honeybee population, we’ll have to look outside the organization for some help. As they say in the bee biz, “No bees, no honey; no work, no money.” Read about types of pollinators and how to help them here.

FOOD

Your Sun at Work
Dried Fruit Stores Sweetness
By Heidi Lewis

Fruit dried on the vine or in the sun is the most ancient of food preservation methods known to humanity—and it’s still practiced today. Using the sun and the free hot air to dry fruit is another way farmers can be sustainable. It’s an efficient use of excess fruit that isn’t made into juice or jams. All about dried fruit, and how to enjoy it here.

heart tomatoGive Mom Good Health Mother's Day is May 13th

Show your mom you have her heart and health in mind by sending a delicious box of locally grown organic fruit and veggies from The FruitGuys.

We'll include a hand-written note telling her how much you care.

RECIPES

Free Recipe of the Week: Spring Vegetable Ragout Three Ways Free Recipe: Spring Vegetable Ragout Three Ways

asparagusGet 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.

Try the FruitGuys TakeHome case and support your local farmers. The case brings you the best of what local organic farms have in season plus recipes using ingredients in the case. Choose a mix of fruit and veggies (FV), all fruit (F), or all veggies (V). The easy-to-carry case can be delivered to you at work to take home or to your home. Try it today and receive 25% off your first order, use promo code: ORGANIC.

chris mittelstaedt Inc magazineFruitGuys CEO & Founder Chris Mittelstaedt's  innovation column on Inc.com
This week: How Not to Crash & Burn in Business

Reading entrepreneurial success stories can only help you so much. Want a better perspective on the inevitable challenges you'll face? Study the failures.

Just ask my dad. As a commercial-rated pilot, nuclear engineer, business teacher, and ex-Navy submariner, he likes to study National Transportation Safety Board reports of accidents. His entire professional life has been about managing efficient operational systems, so when systems fail he finds it illuminating.

And studying flight mistakes is a good place to start – the same kinds of decisions that can lead a plane to crash can also cause your business to take a nosedive. See the five flight lessons I learned from my dad that are just as relevant to business. 

Ask The FruitGuys

Q: Why do some citrus have seeds and some don’t?

A: Wcitruse asked tangerine farmer Emily Thacher Ayala from Friends Ranch in Ojai, CA. She told us that seedlessness in citrus is a naturally-occuring genetic mutation. In the last century, growers have selected and grown more varieties that have few or no seeds, which many consumers seem to prefer. When a farmer finds a variety by chance that does not make seeds, they can cut buds from those trees and graft them to make new ones. There are no genetically-engineered citrus. Seeds are used to grow the rootstock but the seedless variety can be grafted on to it.

Citrus you may find in your FruitGuys box include blood oranges, Pixie tangerines, navel oranges, Minneola tangelos, and other goodies. You can see what’s in your box by visiting our mix pages. What kind of box do you have? Look for the white tag on the outside of your box and find the "Item Description."

If you ever have questions about any produce in your FruitGuys box, don’t hesitate to contact us at877-FRUIT-ME (877-378-4863) or info@fruitguys.com. We are here for you!

More Frequently Asked Questions here.

earth dayEarth Day is Every Day at The FruitGuys, from our local organic produce to our recycled boxes and Farm Steward program that supports small family farms. Try our farm fresh TakeHome Fruit & Veggie casetoday and sample the best of organic seasonal produce from local farms, plus recipes.

Order by Earth Day, April 22nd, and receive 25% off your first order with promo code: ORGANIC.

events in aprilFIELD TRIPS

NATIONAL 
Earth Day
April 22nd

CENTRAL 
Going Against The Grain: A DIY Fair
April 15th, noon-5pm
Chicago, IL

WEST 
Capay Valley Olive Oil Experience
April 21st
Esparto, CA

EAST
5K Run for Clean Air
April 21st
Philadelphia, PA

SOUTHWEST 
Great Arizona Picnic
April 21st - 22nd
Scottsdale, AZ

More fun things to do in April here.

WHAT'S IN SEASON? 
We work with small family farms in multiple regions of the United States and our fruit and vegetable mixes vary by region. Mixes can change quickly due to weather and other farm circumstances. To find out exactly what's going to be in your box, go to our mix page and select your delivery region and box variety. What kind of box do you have? Look for the white sticker and the "Item Description."

Enjoy and be fruitful!