Monthly Archives: September 2013

Likely and Unlikely Days to Celebrate With an Edible Fruit Basket

It’s not inconceivable that every occasion or  holiday is not appropriate for bearing an edible fruit basket.

Sending a basket of fruit in commemoration of “Poisoned Blackberry Day” which is allegedly recognized on September 29 does not seem like an auspicious occasion to to send any type of edible gift.

The month of October is National

Fruit by Season

What Fruits are in Season?

Many fruits are available at your local grocery store year round.  However, you will find the best prices and the best taste when you purchase fruits that are “in season”.  Use the following guide to help you determine which fresh fruits to purchase.

*Annually growing seasons can be unpredictable and will vary by region across the United States and other countries.  Availability may vary based on variety and/or weather conditions.  To learn specifics about which fruits are available each season in your region visit Field to Plate.

January

  • Bananas
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Persimmon
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranates
  • Star Fruit
  • Ugli Fruit

February

  • Bananas
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Persimmon
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranates
  • Star Fruit
  • Ugli Fruit

March

  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Ugli Fruit

April

  • Avocados
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Ugli Fruit

May

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Boysenberries
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • Dewberries
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Plums

June

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon

July

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Coconut
  • Currants
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Honeydew
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Star Fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
August

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Coconut
  • Currants
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Lemons
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Star Fruit
  • Watermelon

September

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Star Fruit
  • Watermelon

October

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Coconuts
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Star Fruit

November

  • Bananas
  • Coconuts
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Grapes
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranates
  • Star Fruit
  • Ugli Fruit

December

  • Bananas
  • Coconuts
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Guava
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Persimmon
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranates
  • Star Fruit
  • Ugli Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY

COMING SOON

Fresh Fruit Desserts Trick Healthy Food Haters into a Treat

3 Easy, Halloween Fresh Fruit Desserts

Now that many Americans suffer from Celiac disease and gluten allergies— cake, cookies and other flour laden baked goods are rapidly becoming less enticing than fresh fruit desserts.

For the average sweet lover, it’s unfathomable that fresh fruit desserts are taking the lead in sweet treats. Traditional sweet things lag behind ice cream, fresh fruit dessert and other nutrient rich favorites.

Other traditional favorites. In fact, the fresh fruit desserts are the rage at even Halloween celebrations. Three fresh fruit desserts trick and treat kids and adults (adverse to nutritional snacks) to consume and savor.

Halloween Fresh Fruit Parfait
>>>What’s needed?
1 Pineapple
3 Peaches
1 cantaloupe
4-5 pints of organic French vanilla yogurt
4-5 ramekins
Skewers

fresh fruit desserts

How to make fresh fruit desserts for Halloween.

Slice or cut pineapples, peaches, and cantaloupe into one inch slices.

Skewer pineapples, peaches, pitted cherries, cantaloupe and other fresh fruits.

Place over a low to medium heat on a lightly sprayed grill. Turn skewered fruit every three to five minutes.

After grilling, layer the fruit with low fat yogurt in a ramekin or 4 -5 ounce fruit cup.

Tricked-out Fresh Fruit Treats
>>>What’s needed?

Life and Controversial Times of an Apple

As September observes the edible fruit the apple, National Apple Month should not be misconstrued with buying a new resourceful piece of technology. But rather a time to savor the nutritional sustenance of the crisp and crunchy apple.

The apple’s backstory.
Apples have chronicled a controversial past since the biblical references of Adam and Eve.

Even though September is National Apple Month, certain varieties of the edible fruit grow all year round. For instance, Washington State apple grower BestApples.com reports that Granny Smith apples grow all year round.

apples

September is National Apple Month.

While exotic fruits such as the mango, kiwi and pineapple have attempted to assume the spotlight or at least the crown for most preferred edible fruit…, the oval-heart shaped apple remains a staple among American families.

A market research poll,