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Strawberry Alarm Clock
Timeline of our favorite berry
By Heidi Lewis

Today’s strawberry, Fragaria ananassa, with its large, practically perfect berries is the culmination of selective breeding going back centuries to when strawberries were tiny, rare, and found only at the peak of summer. A history of strawberries here.


Strawberry Fumigant Removed
Company Pulls Methyl Iodide From U.S. Market
By Heidi Lewis

Raise a glass of strawberry lemonade to the defeat of the fumigant methyl iodide! A lengthy campaign by environmentalists, farmers, scientists, doctors, and farm workers to stop the use of fumigants in strawberry production has ended with a significant victory for the environment. Read about the demise of the use of methyl iodide in strawberry farming here.


Two Wheels to Work
Safety is top concern for bicycle commute
By Rebecca Taggart

Riding a bike to work is great exercise, a green commute, and a chance to enjoy the outdoors. Biking can also reconnect us to the sights, smells, and sounds of a slower paced world. Yet biking means sharing the road with other vehicles and pedestrians, so if you’re ready to try out a two-wheeled commute, keep these safety tips in mind to help ensure that your ride ends only in a smile and lots of calories burned.


The Wonderful World of Alliums
Onions, Garlic, and Leeks Provide Many
Nutritional Benefits
By Rebecca Taggart

There is nary a cuisine that doesn’t include allium vegetables. Onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, and scallions are all members of the Allium genus, and are fundamental to so many dishes that cooking without them would be challenging. These humble flowering plants also pack a nutrient punch. Types of alliums and their health benefits here.


To Spray or Not to Spray
By Jeff Main of Good Humus Produce, courtesy of Capay Valley
Farm Shop

Walking through the broccoli or through the Karinata kale, both of whom have gone to flower and seed, I see the steady and relentless explosion of the grey aphid population.  Zach and I look at it carefully, and I know it is hard to watch without worrying about their spread.  We watch as they cover the stems of the kale, and we are thankful that we don’t need to harvest this anymore. But what to do?  Will they spread to nearby plants?  How is this transitional weather affecting them? Read more about Good Humus Produce's philosophy and plan for dealing with pests this spring.


Free Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Nectarine Parfait Free Recipe: Strawberry Nectarine Parfait

Get The FruitGuys TakeHome case and you’ll receive organic fruits and veggies delivered to you at work to take home, or directly to your home. The easy-to-carry case includes two free recipes each week. Choose all fruit, fruits and veggies, or all veggies.

Support your local farmers. We buy organic and regional produce sourced from local farms to the extent possible. Our TakeHome case provides food that is good for your family, good for the farmers, and good for the planet. Get fruits and vegetables delivered right to you! 25% off your first order, use promo code: ORGANIC.

FruitGuys CEO & Founder Chris Mittelstaedt's innovation column on
This week: 7 Deadly Management Sins

If there's one thing that's consistent across all businesses around the world it's human nature. And if the worst parts of human nature start infecting your managment techniques, well, then Houston we have a problem. Here's a secular look at the worst seven instincts and what they can do to your team and your business.


Ask The FruitGuys

Q: How Do I Recycle My FruitGuys' Box?

A: Your FruitGuys box is 100% recyclable and compostable but we suggest you put it to re-use. In many areas, we can pick up and re-use boxes in good condition. To see if this is available where you are, please call or email us at 877-FRUIT-ME (877-378-4863)

The boxes are also excellent for personal or office re-use. The large crates are the exact size for file folders. The trays are perfect for carrying items from one area to another. Employees and clients have used boxes for storing ornaments, decorations, boots, dolls, and household items. The TakeHome cases are excellent for transporting bottles or large dolls. One subscriber made a bicycle rack out of them!


Contact us at with any questions at 877-FRUIT-ME (877-378-4863) or
More Frequently Asked Questions here.



Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day
May 19th

Bike to Work Day After Parties
May 17th
Los Angeles, CA

Pier 54 Opening for Beginner Cyclists
May 12th
New York, NY

Kidical Mass Bike Ride
May 15th
Chicago, IL

Pollinators: The Art of Interdependence Exhibit
May 31st – Aug 12th
Tucson, AZ

More fun things to do here.

We work with local growers in multiple areas of the United States and our fruit mixes vary by region. Mixes can change quickly due to weather and other farm circumstances. To find out exactly what's available for you, go to our mix page and select your delivery region and box variety.

Enjoy and be fruitful!