Beehives, swales, and vermicomposting, oh my!
April 29, 2019
The nonprofit FruitGuys Community Fund announced 15 farms from 12 different states were selected to receive nearly $54,000 in grants for environmental sustainability projects ranging from installing beehives and bat boxes to converting a tractor to electric to vermicomposting. The 2019 grantees...
Spring fruit varieties and how to enjoy them
April 16, 2019
Signs of spring are everywhere: the days are getting longer, the sun’s growing stronger, buds are blossoming, and baseball season is underway. It’s a great time for fruit lovers, too. Spring means an abundance of tasty treats coming your way from The FruitGuys in the weeks and months ahead. Here’s...
A tribute to the “Lemon Lady” of Redwood City
March 11, 2019
Karen Morss, aka the Lemon Lady, an author, pilot, and pioneering Silicon Valley–entrepreneur-turned-farmer, died in December 2018. Karen was a passionate producer of the most fabulous Meyer lemons and a favorite grower and friend to The FruitGuys. She was an inspiration to women interested in...
The FruitGuys New Year’s poem
January 8, 2019
Happy New Year to you! We say this sincerely. Our fruitful connections, we value them dearly. We’re grateful for you and the part that you play in helping The FruitGuys succeed every day. The farmers who foster our bonds with the land are heroes unsung in the fields where they stand. Our...
Sowing the seeds of entrepreneurship
October 31, 2018
From an early age, some people know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. For instance, the freshman in high school who knows right away they want to go to medical school. Or the student who confidently proclaims a major years before applying to college and sticks with it. I was not one...
Give the delicious gift of farm-fresh fruit and healthy snacks
October 4, 2018
Fall is a perfect time to start thinking about holiday gifts. December will be here before you know it, but not to worry! The FruitGuys has a range of tasty and distinctive options that make giving affordable and easy, not to mention delicious. Valued clients, vendors, business partners, and...
Summer to fall transition brings new fruit into the rotation
October 2, 2018
The arrival of autumn marks a time of transition. We return to school and a “regular” work schedule (no more closing down early on Fridays to head to the beach!), we don our jackets, and we welcome the new season’s offerings. At The FruitGuys, we’re very much attuned to nature’s seasonal changes...
Bring some fruitful fun to your workplace on Tuesday, October 2
September 27, 2018
You’ve been waiting all year for it—now the time has arrived. That’s right, the 4th annual National Fruit at Work Day is here! Tuesday, October 2, 2018, marks this not-so-solemn observance that celebrates the joys and benefits of eating fruit at work. There’s no better way to fuel your busy...
Farmer suicide is a public health threat and could hurt our food supply
August 14, 2018
The Farm-to-Table movement of the last decade has celebrated local farmers and their rural lifestyle. Sustainable farming is a wholesome and noble occupation that provides nutritious whole foods to an often urban clientele hungry for authenticity and health. Farming is a demanding and difficult...
How to keep your favorite fruit fresh through the summer heat
July 19, 2018
Heat waves are forecast across much of the U.S. this summer. This is unwelcome news for most of us—sweaty commutes, poor air quality, and less time to enjoy the outdoors. Snacking on fresh fruit is a great way to hydrate, stay cool, and avoid feeling sluggish during summer’s dog days. But excessive...