Fruit of the Month: Oregon Peaches

Our September Fruit of the Month is Oregon Peaches. They are a delicious late summer fruit, and a special treat as we get ready to welcome in Fall. Our Oregon Peaches are bursting with flavor and pair perfectly in salads, smoothies, jams, pies and more.

Originating in China, peaches are high in antioxidants as well as boasting with anti-inflammatory properties. Peaches help to strengthen the body’s natural defense against the damage caused by free radicals, which have been known to cause cancer. This tasty fruit is very low in cholesterol and sodium, while being a good source of fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Peaches are either freestone or clingstone, this relates to whether the flesh sticks to the inner seed or easily comes apart. They have a velvety skin, with bright yellow-orange flesh. There is an ongoing debate as to whether or not to peel the skin off before eating. We prefer to leave the skin on for the added fiber.

Our Oregon Peaches are 10% off while supplies last, purchase yours today or gift them to a loved one for a sweet surprise!

In 1942, Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. This orchard and fruit growing wisdom was passed down from father to son. In 1999, The Fruit Company was founded by Roy's grandsons, Scott & Addison Webster. Today, Scott runs the business as President and CEO. The Fruit Company packs and ships beautiful fruit gifts around the nation.

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