Learn the inspiring stories behind Amäzi's dried fruit and Chasin' Dreams' ancient grain puffs, two snacks from women-owned small businesses.
Farmer of the Month: Bianca Kaprielian of Fruit World
Farmer Bianca Kaprelian takes us behind the scenes of Fruit World's citrus season. Read about their ups, downs, and tasty Tango mandarins!
Black-Owned Business Spotlight: 2 Must-Try Snack Brands
Looking for a new Black-owned business to support this Black History Month? Check out two of our favorite snack brands: Pipcorn and Partake.
Farmer of the Month: Vince Bernard of Bernard Ranch
Vince Bernard of Bernard Ranch in Riverside, CA, talks about his specialty citrus crops, water worries, and business recovery post-pandemic.
Meet Mylk Labs: Gluten-Free Oatmeal With a Sustainable Twist
Grace Cheng, the founder of Mylk Labs, tells the story of her transition from high-end fashion model to gluten-free oatmeal entrepreneur.
Save an Apple and Help a Farmer
It's Gravenstein Apple season! This endangered apple is only grown by a small number of farmers, such as Stan Devoto and John Kolling of Sebastopol, CA, both longtime partners of The FruitGuys. Grav box purchases go directly to support these farmers and their practice. Hear in their own words how your purchase of this box impacts them and what they’ve done with the proceeds.
The Story of the Oishi Family Farm
The Oishi family was part of the farming community of Japanese immigrants and Americans of Japanese ancestry who were flower growers and founders of the wholesale San Francisco Flower Mart. During World War II, the Oishi family and thousands of others were horrifically incarceration by the US Government. Amy Oishi delivered the Topaz War Relocation Camp’s first baby, her daughter, Jeanie, on the concrete floor of the laundry room.
Featured Farm: Fruit World
Fruit World is famous for its extraordinary Sky Ranch Mandarins, a clementine grown on farmer Bianca Kaprielian’s grandfather’s ranch, in the central valley
Announcing The FruitGuys Community Fund 2021 Farm Grantees
Announcing the small farms chosen to receive grants for sustainability projects for the 2021 grant cycle. Projects also contribute to local food security.
First Farm Visit of 2021: Rancho Charanda
It had been over a year since I had visited a farm and I kind of forgot about how refreshing and fun it is to visit face-to-face with a farmer.
Bernard Ranch is in a Fight to Save its Business and its Citrus Trees
Bernard Ranch has lost 70% of its business. Now its citrus trees are in danger. How you can help a small farm during the COVID-19 crisis.
The 2020 FruitGuys Community Fund Grantees
The FruitGuys Community Fund announces the 15 small farms from 14 states awarded grants for environmental sustainability projects to be completed in 2020.
Eat the Endangered Gravenstein Apple
Why the Gravenstein apple from Sebastopol is endangered. Farmers get an additional 16% of The FruitGuys Grav boxes. Available only for 2 weeks each August.
Farmers are celebrated for their wholesome calling but have one of the highest rates of suicide of any occupation. Farmer suicide is a public health threat that could affect our food supply. The FruitGuys explores what’s being done to help.
The Little Apple That Could
The past, present, and future of Sonoma County’s signature heirloom apple.
Live from the Hedgerow
A mini donkey named Pinocchio steals the show in a video about Lagier Ranches and its native plant hedgerow financed by The FruitGuys.
Apples for All
To satisfy the sharp desire I had Of tasting those fair apples, I resolved Not to defer; hunger and thirst at once / Powerful persuaders, quicken'd at the scent Of that alluring fruit, …
Winter on the Farm
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. —William Blake Winter is finally here in drought-stricken California, and we’ve gotten a break from all that balmy, summerlike weather we’ve …
From Law to Lambs
“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from a cornfield.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower Dick Blair and Betty Hui are second-career farmers. Blair spent 35 years …