Cute as a Pear Fairy

Share this post

My girls are on the playground twirling with their arms held out. "Let's play the Fairy Game," they say. They don't say it very loudly but somehow, almost telepathically, all the six-year-old girls within a 60-foot radius start twirling in synch. I'm now in an alternate universe and about to get blasted with a fire ray. A little girl shouts: "I'm the Electric Fairy!" She twirls, jumps in the air, and lands ninja-style while shooting an electric bolt from her hands. Another one chimes in, "I'm a Rain Fairy," and sprinkles her fingers down to the ground melting those around her. A four-year-old nearby says, "I'm a baby fairy" and all the jumping and attacking girls go soft. "Let's take care of the baby. Come here little baby, are you cold?"
This is kind of how I felt when going through the fruit with Dan this week. Stone fruit is winding down now as we go into fall and we are expanding our apple and pear mix. I was tasting Honey crisp and Tsugaru and Golden Supreme apples when he passed me a baby Bosc pear and I got all cuddly. "Awwww, it's really cute," I said. He looked at me a bit skeptically. "I've been hanging out with six-year-old girls," I said trying to deepen my voice.
Whether or not the baby Bosc or the Honey Crisp inspires the six-year-old girl in you to scream, "Aahhh, how sweet!" Devouring a pear with health-crazed abandon is still an option and can be done with an adult sense of self. Go to our website to learn about your crate's fruit mix and where it is grown. West and east coast crates have different mixes and we always buy as local as possible.
Check it out at:
Want to Walk with the Banana Person?
Beth Lisick, aka The FruitGuys Banana, and Mayor Gavin Newsom will kick off the ShapeUP San Francisco Walking Challenge on October 3rd. at 11:30am at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. We want you and your office mates to sign up at and come out and have some fun with us. The challenge is for teams to walk the equivalent of the length of California (about 700 miles) in two months. We'll be giving away fruit at the October 3rd kick-off and we'll give T-shirts to the first 50 FruitGuys customers who've registered. We also will supply pedometers for those customers who form teams. Contact Erin Giordano if you want a T-shirt or for more information,
Enjoy and be fruitful!


Subscribe to the WEEKLY BITE

* indicates required


Recent The FruitLife articles:

Beehives, swales, and vermicomposting, oh my!
April 29, 2019
Spring fruit varieties and how to enjoy them
April 16, 2019
A tribute to the “Lemon Lady” of Redwood City
March 11, 2019
The FruitGuys New Year’s poem
January 8, 2019
Sowing the seeds of entrepreneurship
October 31, 2018
Give the delicious gift of farm-fresh fruit and healthy snacks
October 4, 2018
Summer to fall transition brings new fruit into the rotation
October 2, 2018
Bring some fruitful fun to your workplace on Tuesday, October 2
September 27, 2018
Farmer suicide is a public health threat and could hurt our food supply
August 14, 2018
How to keep your favorite fruit fresh through the summer heat
July 19, 2018

More recent articles:

Quick, easy steps to spruce up your office space
May 14, 2019
Grilled portobello recipe
May 9, 2019
How to prepare physically and mentally for race day
May 9, 2019
Three simple ways to enjoy watermelon radishes
May 2, 2019
Easy spring salad recipe
April 25, 2019
Reduce plastic use with these earth-friendly alternatives
April 22, 2019
History of the tomato
April 18, 2019
How to make sure you’re getting enough iron in your diet
April 11, 2019
How fostering psychological safety increases performance
April 8, 2019
How to prepare Ataulfo mango
April 4, 2019

About Us

Our online magazine offers a taste of workplace culture, trends, and healthy living. It features recipes for easy, delicious work meals and tips on quick office workouts. It's also an opportunity to learn about our GoodWorks program, which helps those in need in our communities and supports small, sustainable farms.