Mr. Brown is in the kitchen, head down, looking for a spork. Ms. Bright walks into the room and heads to The FruitGuys crate. They smile at one another, nervous to acknowledge the habit they have both fallen into of sharing Twinings Tea at two every Tuesday. Ms. Bright winks and Mr. Brown trips into the microwave. While a red welt grows on his forehead and the small oven hums in defrost mode, she reaches into The FruitGuys crate and sighs. “The Passion is gone,” she says quietly to herself. Mr. Brown, flusters over the stop button and frantically straightens his bunched up vest. He hopes he misheard her. “But we discussed the stomach-coating properties of peppermint last week.” he says softly. He walks closer and speaks in a whisper, “I confided that camomille was the only thing outside of my mother’s voice that helps me get to sleep.”
Ms. Bright looks up. “I was talking about the passion fruit,” she says. “White Dove’s small one and a-half acres of passion fruit are all done for the season. We won’t see that beautifully unique and strange-looking fruit from their organic farm for another year now.” She is on the verge of tears. “Don’t cry,” Mr. Brown says, trying to comfort her. “There are all sorts of wonderful pears and apples and even Pomegranates this week.” He reaches into his pocket to pull out his handkerchiefs and rips out the lining of his pants.
At The FruitGuys we’re all a bit sensitive about Fruit and we often shed a tear when the end of a short season is upon us. As the lovely Passion Fruit season from John Koman’s White Dove farm wraps up we must sadly bid it adieu. We hope you take the time to relive his wonderful growing practices and philosophy through the video we have about his farm and growing practices on our website under meet the farmers.
Please also see our In The Mix section to see what fruits are in your crate this week. Next week we’ll talk about Pomegranates!
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