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July 14, 2010


Stay Cool When it’s Hot Heat related illness soars with the temperature
By Rebecca Taggart

As New York and the East Coast cool down a bit from a record heat wave, everyone is ready for a break.  But summer is here for awhile so you may still be at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and, most seriously, heatstroke. Why is heat such a problem for our bodies? Find out the best way to handle very hot weather here.


How to care for your peach Summer stone fruit favorites By Heidi Lewis

For many a peach eater, the stone fruit season is a quest in capturing a taste experience, be it from childhood or last year. “Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived. The odors of fruits waft me to my southern home, to my childhood frolics in the peach orchard,” wrote Helen Keller about sense memory. For me, jarring peaches is a ritual in capturing a season. An afternoon spent with the smell of fruit and syrup, the way they slip out of their skins and how the finished peaches in Ball jars look so picturesque and Martha Stewarty. I’m all set with my apron, my jazz, my sugar, my sterilized jars, and a box of Red Haven Peaches. Read about varieties and get peach recipes here.


Fruit & Veggie Magic By Chris Mittelstaedt

Fruito the Ripenificent was a world famous fruit magician. For years he had competed for top billing against Vern the Vegetastic until Vern suffered a fatal injury while trying to extricate himself from a giant zucchini flower into which he had been stuffed head first (top hat, tails, and all) before it was filled with 200 pounds of mozzarella and then fried Roman style.  Fruito had, of course, sent his condolences to the entire Vegetastic family, as was customary at the time for competing fruit and vegetable illusionists. Later, he was overheard in a London pub to say rather dryly, "At least Vern was a man who died as he lived, with a pistil in his hand. Find out what happens to Fruito here.


Victory Garden Crate A limited time offer for California residents brought to you by The FruitGuys and Slow Food San Francisco

This unique box includes a selection of very special heirloom and Ark of Taste produce, locally-sourced artisan food items, and an easy "do it yourself" kitchen project kit.

The next box, delivered on July 28th, will include:

DIY kit will include recipe, heirloom tomatoes, avocado, corn, onion, and peppers.

For every crate sold, $20 goes directly to Slow Food San Francisco to help fund their programs, including the School Gardens Project.

A new Victory Garden Crate will be available each month now through October. Order now, quanitites are limited!


Recipe of the Week: Citrus Infused Peach, Heirloom Tomato, & Avocado Salsa Free recipe Citrus Infused Peach, Heirloom Tomato, & Avocado Salsa

Try our TakeHome case and you’ll receive organic fruits and veggies along with recipes to prepare dishes like this fragrant salsa. The easy-to-carry case includes two free recipes each week.

Support your local farmers. We buy 100% organic 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.

Delivery at your office to take home or to your home.

Field Trips

International Tree Climbing Championship
July 24, 25
Lisle, IL

Brooklyn Kitchen: Making Natural Soda
July 19
Brooklyn, NY

Edible Landscaping Tour
July 24
Palo Alto, CA

More fun local events here.

Has it been a while since you received our farm fresh fruit? We'd love to have you back!

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See what's in our regional mixes this week.

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If you have any questions or would like more information, call toll-free at 1-877-FRUIT-ME or email us at

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