Curried Quinoa & Stone Fruit Salad

This recipe is great to make in advance for an easy work lunch. Prep (and keep separate) your quinoa and dressing the night before, then assemble with fruit and nuts at home or the office for a tasty, healthy meal!

INGREDIENTS
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water
2 apricots, chopped
2–4 peaches and/or nectarines, sliced
⅔ cup chopped mint
1 cup toasted almonds, chopped
Salt

How can I tell when my stone fruit is ripe?

Q: How can I tell when my stone fruit is ripe (or ready to eat)?fresh peaches

A: To protect stone fruit during delivery, such as peaches, plums, nectarines, and apricots, we send it to you on the slightly underripe side. Stone fruit continues to ripen after picking and should be stored at room temperature away from sunlight and heat until it gives softly to the touch and has a sweet aroma. Once ripe, you can refrigerate fruit as necessary to prevent spoiling, but cold temperatures may change their texture and taste.

Ten Tasty Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Peach

Peaches have been on my mind lately. They are my favorite fruit, and they grow bountifully and beautifully in the Capay Valley. Many of our farms here cultivate more than one variety, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to try so many different varieties of this sweet, juicy, and perfect fruit. To celebrate National Peach Month, here are 10 interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about the peach.peach-halved-trans

What's in Season August 2013

Here’s a preview of the fresh fruits and vegetables being harvested from some of our farms in August, from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers. To see what’s being delivered this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region.

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Profile: Olson Family Farms

Drying FruitOlson Family Farms in California’s Central Valley is truly a family affair. Five generations have lived on the farmstead and worked the land since John and Anna Olson emigrated from Sweden in 1888. They bought a 22-acre parcel in Kingsburg (Fresno County) and planted peach trees. Back then, before trucking and refrigeration, peaches were hand-sliced and sun-dried. The whole family worked at the peach enterprise.

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I’m Dreaming of a White Solstice...

By Gretchen Baywhite-peaches-trans

As the summer solstice draws nigh, visions of beautiful white orbs are starting to dance in the minds of fruit lovers everywhere. Are these spheres celestial bodies, aligning for the dawn of a new season? No! They’re delicious white peaches and nectarines that have started appearing in The FruitGuys’ fruit crates!

Guide to Stone Fruit

Everything you always wanted to know about stone fruit (but were afraid to ask)

Here's a primer on some of our favorite stone fruit, from peaches to nectarines to apricots, and plums, from peach-like fruit to plum-like fruit.

Cling. Semi-cling. And Free-stone. Stone fruit that is woven into the pit is called "cling." Fruit that has less fiber woven into the pit is called "semi-cling." And fruit that is free of the pit is called "free-stone."

Talking About The Weather

By Chris Mittelstaedt

There’s a fast-paced smart device game called “Fingerzilla” that lets you rain Godzilla-like destruction down upon virtual cityscapes and towns using only your finger. While being at the helm of such fiery chaos may make users feel invincible, the truth is that we are all at the mercy of the elements in ways we often forget.

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