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As the fall season settles in and rain, storms, leaves, windy nights and the brisk mornings become normal, many often refer to this as a dreary time of year. If you reflect on the Summer fun had and the warmth enjoyed its easy to see why. But once we grow accustomed to this season it soon becomes a time spent with loved one, cherishing the good experienced and focusing on the things that matter the most.
Between the rush of shopping and ads blanketing your television, its easy to find stress in it but if we stop and look at the core of what fall entails we find it to be a time of thanks. As a company that focuses on being a outlet to share emotion we find great joy in helping you express warm sentiments to each other.
We hope and wish you safe travels throughout the break and a Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours!No comments
We at The Fruit Company are so very thankful to all current and former members of the military that have served the United States of America! Thank you Veterans!No comments
The fruit is of higher quality than can be typically found at the grocer’s, but is available because it does not meet The Fruit Company’s extremely stringent gift grade. Excess inventories of gourmet goodies are also on hand for purchase.
On Friday, June 1st, The Fruit Company is holding a one-time Warehouse Extravaganza – to be held from 8 am to 10 am and 12 pm to 3 pm – to clear out its spring inventory. Customers may choose from decorative boxes or wicker baskets and fill them with delectable fruit and gourmet treats – all on sale.
According to Scott Webster, CEO of The Fruit Company, “This is a wonderful opportunity for the local community to come visit our gifting facility, where some of the world’s finest fruit gifts are created, and choose their favorite varieties at a very special price.”
To sweeten the offer, the first 50 customers who arrive at the warehouse, located at 2900 Van Horn Drive in Hood River, will receive a decadent box of 36 individually-wrapped Bellows Chocolate Ganache Brownies, absolutely free. Since the Ganache Brownies will be offered on a first come, first served basis, it is essential to arrive early; doors open promptly at 8 am.
Fruit Friday items are for purchase in person at the Hood River location only. Orders are not accepted and items cannot be shipped. Fruit Friday selections change from week to week. So be sure to sign up for The Fruit Company’s emails to keep in-the-know about the following Friday’s choices. To find out more about The Fruit Company visit the website at http://www.thefruitcompany.com.
About The Fruit Company:
The Fruit Company, located in the Hood River Valley of Oregon, has dedicated itself to delivering the finest orchard fresh fruit and gourmet gifts. The company heritage, spanning three generations, is focused on delivering the best-tasting, healthy items from their vast product offerings. As one of Oregon’s Top 15 growing companies and part of Internet Retailer’s Top 50 “Best of Web”, The Fruit Company continues to impress and amaze with a wide selection of gift items – for all occasions – shipped throughout the United States. Today they are one of the top gift basket companies and employ more than 200 people during their peak season. For more information on The Fruit Company’s gift selections and sustainable practices, please visit their website at http://www.thefruitcompany.com.
Father’s Day is in five days, and what better way to celebrate the Dad in your life then with food. Summer is an exciting time for fruit with the arrival of Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums. But don’t forget the snacks! The Fruit Company also has a wide selection of cheese gifts, crackers, sausage, smoked salmon, and more. If you are having trouble deciding which amazing gift to send, here is a helpful guide for Father’s Day gifting.4 comments
I remember when I was young one of my goals was to ride a bike. Now, for some it just comes naturally: finding that perfect control of balance and knowing when to lean and brake. For me it was not as easy. Apparently the young version of me could not grasp the whole balancing concept. Knowing how much it meant to me, my mom decided it was time for me to do it. Instead of using the bike I had had the entire time, she was able to borrow a 1972 Schwinn bike. It was a true blast from the past. She spent a week mentally preparing me for its arrival. According to her this bike was special and easy to ride and learn on.
The day came when my Father unloaded it out of the car. I will admit, next to my BMX bike this was quite the clunker. Noticing my slight disappointment, Mom continued to build up the excitement, and we started our training. Amazingly enough, my Father was able to escape during these intense bike training sessions. Apparently he had to ‘work’; a likely story. Read moreNo comments
Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~Bill Morgan, Jr.
But fame is theirs – and future days
On pillar’d brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell – when cold neglect is dead -
“These for their country fought and bled.”
Thank you for you service to our country here at home and in distant lands!
By Ryan, eCommerce Manager
On this past Labor Day I swam the Roy Webster swim for my third year in a row. It’s not really that difficult but pretty cool to say you swam across the MASSIVE Columbia River. Our team from The Fruit Company was the largest of around 21 people. Scott Webster, our CEO and President, convinced our Production Manager Pepe to swim, when Pepe’s swimming skills are little to non-existent (he might have almost drowned as a teenager). So…Pepe shows up to the swim with 2 wetsuits on, flippers, a kickboard, and one of those old school orange life vests. Needless to say it was quite amusing. My swim day started at 5am in the morning and everyone participating in the swim boarded the historic Sternwheeler and rode to the Washington side of the river. Where I jumped off the boat into the chilly Columbia River. The swim took me roughly 30 minutes and then after finishing I was greeted by other employees of The Fruit Company with fresh fruit for everybody participating in the swim. Everybody from The Fruit Company finished the swim(including Pepe) and then we went to a great breakfast together hosted by the Hood River Inn on the waterfront. Props to Roy Webster for starting this unique swim event and the Hood River Chamber of Commerce for hosting it each year.2 comments