Paying it forward
December 12, 2011
In a year when more people continued to struggle with less, The FruitGuys GoodWorks program responded to the realities of the continuing hard economy by making micro-loans to farmers; increasing donations of fresh produce to food pantries; and promoting fresh food access for all communities,...
Growing home gardens
December 12, 2011
Photos courtesy of Nationalities Service Center Happy about apples! PHILADELPHIA–Every Monday morning Adam Forbes travels to The FruitGuys' Philadelphia warehouse to load his pick-up truck. Apples? Check. Bananas? Check. Citrus? Pears? Check. Adam brings the fruit, and any other produce that wasn...
St. Anthony’s dining room nourishes the needy
December 12, 2011
Photos courtesy of St. Anthony's Dining Room SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew Hudson is holding a pear in his left hand and wearing a big smile. “I love fruit! Oranges, plums, nectarines. Fruit is good for you!” Called Dancer by his friends, the 59-year-old Atlanta native is a regular guest at St. Anthony’s...
December 9, 2011
The college application process was not an easy one for me. I didn’t know where I wanted to go to  school, and I had no idea what to say to encapsulate myself in an essay. I finally settled on telling the  story of the summer I spent rehabbing houses in the Appalachian Mountain towns of Kentucky....
November 9, 2011
This last year Farm Shop has attended two lively health festivals sponsored by San Francisco HeartBeets at San Francisco General Hospital. Following these fabulous events, we invited Denise Goitia, HeartBeets’ Nutrition Educator, to share more about our partnership and their inspiring work!...
Loans give a leg up to farms in need
July 9, 2011
Microloans were pioneered in India and other countries to help farmers and small businesses have working capital to be successful or to expand their businesses and then slowly re-pay the money. As part of The FruitGuys’ Farm Steward program, we recently financed a $3,000 no-interest loan to one of...
June 6, 2011
Rodents, such as gophers and voles, eat the roots of the fruit trees which can damage or kill the trees, so rodent control is a big issue for farmers. Owls are predators that can control rodent populations in orchards naturally without the use of pesticides and chemicals.  So how do farmers sign up...
November 3, 2010
The FruitGuys Philadelphia team helped green urban West Philadelphia by sponsoring a fall planting at the Walnut Hill Community Farm through POP (Philadelphia Orchard Project). FruitGuys Fruit Buyer Jessica gets ready to plant raspberries. The farm was reclaimed from the urban landscape this past...
November 2, 2010
The FruitGuys Farm Steward mission is to promote sustainable farming practices that have no negative impact on the environment and add long-term social and economic value to the farm and farming community.  To this end, we wanted to let you know about a once in a lifetime fund raiser for Capay...
July 21, 2010
West Coast customers - enjoy locally produced heirloom fruit, farm crafted specialty foods and a special “Do It Yourself” Slow Food project in this unique monthly offering. SlowFood Victory Garden Crate Learn more and order at The FruitGuys have partnered with Slow Food...


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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.