Mr. Brown and Ms. Bright

Share this post

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 hankercheif 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!
Enjoy and be fruitful. chris@fruitguys.com

 

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
Food:
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
Food:
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.