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September 10, 2010


More Heart-Healthy Foods Red wine, chocolate, and berries? Oh my
By Rebecca Taggart

Cardiovascular disease is the single biggest killer of both male and female Americans, causing 1 in 2.9 of all deaths—more than all cancers combined—and currently affects 26% of the population. In Heart Healthy Foods: A Delicious Diet can Lower Cholesterol, we wrote about heart-healthy foods and what makes them healthy, from oatmeal to asparagus to olive oil. Here we will focus on foods that can lower “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, and possibly even raise good cholesterol (HDL). Find out which foods are best for a heart healthy diet here.

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As the World Tilts  By Chris Mittelstaedt

Time for this year’s installment of that Fall classic: “As The World Tilts”

(SCENE: FADE IN – A FruitGuys crate sits on an office kitchen counter; orange-bristly sunlight streams in through the window) Scarlet Peach: “Rhett Bartlett, my pear.” Rhett Bartlett: “Yes, my peach.” Scarlet Peach: “I’m weaker now than before and. . .” Rhett Bartlett: “Don’t speak my peach for fall is fast upon us and you will bruise too easily and your sugar will grow weaker and weaker.” Scarlet Peach: “I have only a short time left. Rhett, when I’m gone, will you find another?” Rhett Bartlett: “Um . . . Well . . .It has already happened.” Find out what happens to Scarlet and Rhett here.


Asian Pears East-West Farms Raise Profile of “Apple Pear” By Heidi Lewis

Only two out of ten Americans have ever tasted Asian pears, those round apple-looking pears, according to Joel Spira, president of Subarashii Kudamono Farms in Coopersburg, PA, the east coast’s premier Asian pear farm. That may change thanks to the efforts of Spira and West coast farmer Torrey Olson of Gabriel Farm in Sebastopol, CA. Read about the farmers of one of our favorite fall fruits, the Asian pear, here.


Recipe of the Week: Torrey's Asian Pear Pizza Free recipe: Asian Pear Pizza

Try our TakeHome case and you’ll receive organic fruits and veggies delivered to you at work to take home, or directly to your house. The easy-to-carry case includes two free recipes each week. We hope you try this unusual and delicious pizza, recipe courtesy of farmer Torrey Olson of Gabriel Farm.

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., brought to you by The FruitGuys


Campus life can be hectic, which means eating healthy isn’t always a priority for college students. It’s common to skip meals between classes, choose fast-food options in the dining hall, and eat junk food as a late night snack. Help your scholar kick these unhealthy habits by sending farm fresh fruit every week directly to the dorm room.

Filled with a delicious seasonal fruit mix, The FruitGuys DormSnack gives your student a quick and easy option to stay healthy and focused all year long.

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Dear DormSnack, I just wanted to write to tell you how much my daughter has enjoyed her delivery of fruit. Not only has she told me numerous times that it was the best fruit ever but so have all of her dorm mates that she shared with... Thanks again for a great product and excellent quality. D. Dungan, Pennsylvania

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Taste of the Lehigh Valley
Sep 12
Center Valley, PA

Apple Pie Workshop
Sep 12
Petaluma, CA

Renegade Craft Show
Sep 11/12
Chicago, IL

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