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Thanksgiving Day Fruit Centerpieces or Edible Fruit Bouquets

 Setting the table with fruit centerpieces reminisces modest times of when the settlers and American Indians gathered for the first Thanksgiving Day dinner. It was an era when the pioneers did not have GPS to navigate them to America. The Indians were unable to text the newcomers a dinner invitation. Even the fruit centerpieces were different back then. Comprised of squash, berries and other natural elements, today, fruit centerpieces fashion an assortment of options, including edible fruit bouquets.

Edible Fruit.org compared three fruit bouquet company’s interpretation of fruit centerpieces and here are several noteworthy details.  

For non-traditional fruit centerpieces, Edible Arrangements’ edible fruit bouquets emblemize  tempting, juicy works of art. The only problem is that this fruit centerpiece need to be chilled until dinner time to prevent its tendency to oxidize in warm climates.

Another consideration about choosing Edible Arrangements’ edible fruit bouquets is the budget. For decent sized fruit centerpieces , expect to spend a minimum of $89. However, consumers can save on delivery costs, with an in store pick up.

We found Edible Arrangement’s contending  fruit bouquet company, Fruit Flower – to render a unique intepretation of the fruit centerpiece, called the Veggiecopia. An ornately traditional Thanksgiving Day wicker basket arrives with carrots, cauliflower, snow beans, cucumbers and red peppers for only $55.  For the money and the fact that its another version of edible fruit bouquets, makes it a wonderful alternative to fruit centerpiece.

Also, when one compares the price of floral arrangements to  fruit centerpieces, the cost is quantifiable to the later as its an edible fruit bouquet solves two purposes: design and the appetite.

Which do you prefer for Thanksgiving Day Dinner entertaining, fruit centerpieces or edible fruit bouquets. 


Thanksgiving Day: Edible Baskets without the Fruit

For some it’s not always about edible baskets filled with fruit. Not everyone cares about the cultivation process that transpires before produce becomes a component of the fruit basket. Certain people require a daily allowance of chocolate, sweet and processed vittles. In observation of America’s renowned day for eating-Thanksgiving Day, Edible Fruit went to Cherry Moon Farms for some ripe alternatives to the fruit bouquet.

The shopping budget was $50 or less, including delivery charges. Edible baskets with baked goods, chocolate or hand-dipped fruit were the popular choices that we found at Cherry Moon Farms. 

Instead of sending a fruit bouquet loaded with different, organic picked fruit, consider Cherry Moon Farms edible baskets of a dozen hand-dipped strawberries, which are covered in coconut, nuts or more chocolate. This edible fruit basket alternative is nice Thanksgiving Day gift to give a host. (Under $35)

What to do when you don’t have the time or talent to bake flawless looking cupcakes, decorated with a sugary pumpkin on top?  Let Cherry Moon Farms manage the baking and delivery. The Autumn Cupcake Sampler is another edible baskets gift idea. It comes comprised of a dozen of red velvet, chocolate and vanilla bean cupcakes. ($39.97).

How to feed a chocolate lover’s addiction to cookies and brownies? Send them a Cherry Moon Farms’ edible basket, filled with 24-bite sized Nibblers (r) bite sized cookies (by Mrs. Fields). Toss in 18 brownie bites and a dozen of mini chocolate chipped muffins, and your nourishing the fix. ($39.97)

Perhaps, you don’t have the time to bake Thanksgiving Day cookies. Again, Cherry Moon Farms delivers another edible basket option of 12-precisely, hand-frosted cookies, molded in the form of a pumpkin or autumn leaf. 

Many people also rave about the gourmet chocolates sold by Cherry Moon Farms from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, which happens to be certified Kosher Dairy by Orthodox Union. The assortment consists of three dozens truffles, melt-a-ways, nut clusters and more. ($29.99)

Adorable, delicious and bearing the resemblance of a lollipop, Cherry Moon Farms’ hand decorated autumn pumpkin brownie pops makes another memorable, edible baskets, turned dessert idea. ($29.99)

Tell us about your favorite edible baskets.

How to Consume Holiday Fruit Baskets Without Wasting the Contents

Holiday Fruit Baskets

How to get the most use out of a holiday fruit basket...


From Thanksgiving Day through the end of the year boxes of chocolate, Christmas cookies and holiday fruit baskets will pour into small offices and large workplaces across the nation. Whether the edible fruit bouquet is a Cherry Moon Farms, Harry and David or Edible Arrangements, the chances of those holiday fruit baskets being unconsumed are quite high. Given the rate of poverty, hunger,  and the energy generated to produce these fruit bouquets,  it’s virtually a crime to allow any of its contents to rot.

Barring an apple or pear’s core, the seed of a plum and the pit of a cherry there are several ways to make the most of holiday fruit basket. Start with these two steps and move on to the bullets below:

  1. Savor the favorite contents of the holiday fruit baskets
  2. Once, you’ve had your fill of the edible fruit bouquet, use the following tips to minimize wasting any of its contents:
  • Concealing any scars that hinder the appearance of the fruit, offer the remaining pieces to coworkers, family and friends.
  • Cut up remaining pieces of fruit and mix with yogurt, whip cream to create a parfait.
  • Bake a pie, turnover or pastry puff. This works if the remaining pieces of the holiday fruit basket are apples, strawberries, cherries, peaches or pears.
  •  A report published by RODALE NEWS  recommends slicing a green apple and giving it to anyone suffering from a migraine. Research shows that it quells the symptoms of a migraine.

>> Review these easy Thanksgiving day dinner recipes – fresh fruit bouquet.