Gifts for all the fruit lovers on your list
November 30, 2017
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Time to string the lights or kindle the candles. Time to drive cloves into an orange to make the best-smelling room freshener imaginable. Time to savor a dense and boozy fruitcake! You see, the holidays are a fantastic occasion to show our undying...
Fruit in the office brings joy, health, and energy
September 28, 2017
Can a selfie ease hunger or increase health? It can if it’s posted this October 3, National Fruit at Work Day! Eleven cities will host banana giveaways where you’ll have a chance to selfie your way to doing good for your community. If you work in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Portland,...
Sonoma County rallies to rescue its heirloom apple
August 3, 2017
What does history taste like? For some lucky Californians, it tastes like the sweet-tart, aromatic Gravenstein apple. First planted in Northern California by Russian trappers in 1811—nearly four decades before California became a state—the Gravenstein thrived in the mild coastal climate of Sonoma...
October 25, 2016
Q: Will The FruitGuys be closed on Thanksgiving? A: The FruitGuys will be closed and not delivering on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2016, in observance of Thanksgiving. All Thursday and Friday deliveries will be rescheduled for Wednesday, November 23. If you would like to donate...
September 7, 2016
Q: What is the rough brown texture on the top of some apples, and is it edible? A: Known as “russeting,” it is a brownish corky or netlike texture that appears on certain varieties of apples and pears. Russeted patches are not only edible, they tend to have a nutty flavor. In apples, russeting...
Profiles of the men and women of the fruit world
August 24, 2016
When we bite into a crisp fall apple, we generally don’t think about the centuries of cultivation, ongoing scientific development, or countless tiny agricultural advances that put that piece of fruit in our hands. From the lab to the orchard, from the kitchen to the fields, there are many unsung...
August 20, 2016
Q: Will The FruitGuys be closed on Labor Day? A: The FruitGuys will be closed and not delivering on Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day. All Monday deliveries will be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 6, and certain Tuesday deliveries will be rescheduled for Wednesday, September...
Family and sustainability are core values at Frecon Farms
July 27, 2016
Frecon Farms, in southeastern Pennsylvania, is as rich in history and community as it is in apples and stone fruits. Founded in 1944 by Richard S. Frecon and his wife, Martha, the orchard started out as an apple and peach farm. As fruit production grew, so did the Frecon family. They raised six...
How to help save the endangered Gravenstein apple
July 27, 2016
Around the small Northern California town of Sebastopol, you see bumper stickers of all kinds. From the political to the apolitical to cosmic questions such as “What if the hokeypokey is what it’s all about?” But most popular among the tailgate calls to action is “Save the Gravenstein.” Townsfolk...
Reflections from Lagier Ranches, 2014 Community Fund grantee
June 29, 2016
Embracing the dry June heat of San Joaquin County is a small price to pay when exploring the grounds of Lagier Ranches. This 120-acre family-run farm in Escalon, CA, is rich in trees and small fruits: almond trees, grapes, table grapes, citrus, and cherries. Keep your eyes peeled for their Bronx...