SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The FruitGuys and Slow Food Russian River announce the availability of its 11th annual limited-edition Gravenstein Apple Box. From today through Aug. 14, people across the country can place orders with The FruitGuys to receive boxes of Northern California's beloved heirloom apple, the Gravenstein. This year, 16 percent of all Gravenstein Apple Box proceeds will be donated back to the Gravenstein apple farmers to help continue preserving this special variety.
Gravensteins are an endangered American food on Slow Food's Ark of Taste. They are primarily grown in Northern California's Sonoma County where only a handful of farmers still farm this heirloom apple. Gravensteins are a delicious sweet-tart apple available only about two weeks every summer due to a short growing season.
"The Gravenstein Box makes it possible for apple lovers nationwide to have access to this incredible heirloom fruit," says The FruitGuys founder and CEO, Chris Mittelstaedt. "As a company that prides itself on supporting American farmers and delivering the best fruits to our customers, we're honored to play a role in helping farmers preserve the Gravenstein apple."
Known as the "baking apple," the Gravenstein is famously used in pies, juice, and sauce. It's also delicious eaten out-of-hand. With each Gravenstein Apple Box, The FruitGuys includes recipes to make sweet and savory treats with the apples.
Boxes of Gravenstein apples can be ordered at fruitguys.com/gravenstein and are available in both organic and conventional options with 16, 24, and 48-serving sizes. The Gravenstein Apple Box is available for delivery Tuesday–Thursday from Aug. 8–17. The last day to place an order is Monday, Aug. 14. The FruitGuys offers free delivery in California. For deliveries outside California, contact customer service at 1-877-FRUIT-ME (877-378-4863) or [email protected] for shipping rates and to place your order.
ABOUT THE FRUITGUYS
The FruitGuys delivers wellness to workplaces across America through boxes of farm-fresh fruit and healthy snacks in an effort to replace breakroom junk food and promote healthy snacking. The majority of the fruit is sourced from small, independent, and family-run farms across the country, which supports American farmers and also serves communities in need through weekly donations to homeless shelters, food banks, and other nonprofits. Founded in a one-bedroom San Francisco apartment in 1998 by CEO and founder Chris Mittelstaedt, The FruitGuys is still family owned and operated and maintains its commitment to giving back as well as expanding its network of family farms in each of its regional hubs across the U.S. Today, The FruitGuys is the nation's No. 1 provider or farm-fresh fruit to business. For more information, visit fruitguys.com
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