The Fruit Company

Relaxation!

Relaxation!

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Things have begun to slow down here at The Fruit Company since the Mother’s Day rush. During Mother’s Day the fruit was flying, the production line buzzing and the phones couldn’t be tamed. Everyone was asking the hard questions: Does Mom want apples this year? Did she like the chocolate covered blueberries, or was it the cherries?

Mt. St. Helens: After the Eruption Part 2

Mt. St. Helens: After the Eruption Part 2

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With the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, we take a look back at the event and remember it like we do every year: in awe. If you’ve seen photos or been to the mountain, you know that the eruption of 1980 was astonishing. In fact, it’s hard not to consider pieces of the eruption (photos taken mid-blast, the plume of smoke, the collapsing north face) beautiful.

Mount St. Helens Eruption: 30 Year Anniversary Part 1

Mount St. Helens Eruption: 30 Year Anniversary Part 1

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We knew that as kids. Others called them volcanoes but really, they were always giants. We learned their parts: the magma, the rock, the pressure and release. We learned, to our disappointment, that most were dormant, or worse, inactive. And then we learned about the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption. It was the kind of thing we’d been waiting for, something even we couldn’t have made up.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifice.”

-President Harry S. Truman

Memorial Day thoughts

Memorial Day thoughts

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It’s almost Memorial Day, and while I have lots of love and passion for veterans, I can’t figure out a single thing to say. I guess if I was a professional writer that would be alarming, but maybe it’s the perfect response. What really can be said?

Baby Pears!

Baby Pears!

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Some of our beautiful young pears just now beginning to grow for the new harvest. Here at The Fruit Company™ we take great pride in the growing of our fruit so you always get the best quality!

History of Mother’s Day

History of Mother’s Day

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Through times dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome there have been many days set aside to honor Mother’s and women of many different cultures, creeds, and tribes. Traditionally in Europe, certain Sundays were reserved as a special day to honor those women. Under different names like Mother Day, Laetare Sunday, and other varying descriptions the legacy of celebration transcends centuries.