Super Crunchy and Sweet Seckel Pears!

Be sure to try this week's small Seckel pears. So small, that if you've ever seen one, you probably dismissed it, said it looks unsubstantial, decorative, or maybe just thought it a cute little novelty like a tiny salt and pepper shaker. If you've ever tasted one though, you'd remember it. The Seckel pear is believed to be the only truly American pear that is currently commercially grown. While it's history remains somewhat mysterious, the general consensus is that this delightful little pear is a hybrid of Asian and European pears. It gets its name from the Pennsylvanian farmer who discovered it around 1820, as a wild seedling rather than a European cultivar. I’m sure you’ve heard the phras

Taste Treat Extravaganza!

Every once and a while we taste test so much fantastic fruit that we can't limit our variety, so we decided to add an additional fruit this week. We call it a Taste Treat Extravaganza! Page mandarins - first of the season. If you pile on the ridiculous, over-the-top, excessive, extraneous, magniloquent use of adjectives when you are excited about something, then this is the fruit for you! Pink Lady apples have a crunchy texture and a tart taste with a sweet finish. The white flesh is juicy and crisp, and offers a “fizz-like” burst of flavor. Red Grapes - These have that A-List Hollywood pop, but they're immediately tannic. They seem to have been bred for their size and texture, but not flavo

Refresh Yourself in 2020 by Creating a New Habit!

I read a great article this week by Jason Riis about starting habits around eating fruit and vegetables and thought I would share! When something is a habit, it’s easy to do. That’s because habits are automatic behaviors – things we do without even thinking about it. Habits are better than goals for changing behavior, yet for New Year’s resolutions, people usually just state their goals – “I’ll eat more vegetables.” What if people resolved to create habits, instead? “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” Those are wise words from James Clear, author of Atomic Habits. Habits are internal systems. And they drive what we do, in a way that goals simp

New Year, New Me!

Happy New Year from all of us at Market Fresh Fruit. In the spirit of a "new year, new me" we thought we would provide a few helpful hints for taking care of your "self" in 2020. Here's to you!! 1. Give Back to Family an:d Friends Family and friends are the backbones of our support system. Give love to your circle and you’ll see it circle back stronger. Did you know that showing love attracts others to you and invites positivity to enter your life? We challenge you to stay on top of loving those close to you! 2. Pick Up a New Skill Be kind to yourself and learn something new. Learning rewires your brain to be more creative while also enhancing your ability to focus — a gift to yourself! As y

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