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Organic Blueberry Plum Galette


Our brunch-worthy fruit galette

Have you ever wanted to bake one of those gorgeous fruit galettes you find in the bakery case?  Well now you can with this cheater short cut.  This fruit galette is Sunday Brunch- worthy.  Using organic fruit from our FruitShare (of course), we created this beauty and you can too.  Inspired by food network’s Sunny Anderson.

One of the joys of this recipe is that it is easily adapted to whatever summer fruit is in season.  With our organic fruit delivery, FruitShare strives to help you eat with the seasons and so we love the adaptability of this recipe.  Start with plums and blueberries now, with a later fruit delivery try Colorado peaches, and in the fall–give apples a try.


1 disk refrigerated pie dough (here you can even go gluten free!)

1/4 cup fig jam (or another jam of your choice-plum, blueberry, blackberry)

1 organic egg

1/4 cup organic cane sugar

Organic Plums (approx 4-5)

Organic blueberries

splash of vanilla/ 2 Tbs butter (optional)

1 cup organic cream or coconut cream for dairy free option, 1 tsp vanilla and sugar to taste (optional for making whipped cream)


Let dough soften at room temperature while oven is preheating to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Next lay the pie crust on the parchment paper. Lightly saute plums or stone fruit in butter, add a splash of vanilla (this step is optional but makes the plums very flavorful). Spread jam on the pie crust leaving approximately a  2 inch clean border. Next layer organic plums and blueberries on crust and fold up the pie crust edge.  Whisk egg with 1 Tbs of water and brush onto dough.  Then sprinkle with sugar.  Depending upon the sweetness of plums you may also wish to sprinkle sugar over the fruit itself too. Bake at 425 until bubbly and crust is golden brown.  Approximately 35-40 minutes.  Top with whipped cream, ice cream or coconut whipped cream.

Next enjoy and share with friends.  Oh, and also act like this is nothing and you bake this type of thing all the time…

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Organic Blueberry Summer Salad


This easy summer salad takes healthy clean-eating up to the next level.  Garden fresh arugula combined with nutty red quinoa and our freshest organic blueberries make for a perfect summer dish.


FruitShare™ organic blueberries arrive fresh from the grower and are packed with flavor and powerful anti-oxidant cancer fighting properties.  And we love them just for the taste!  Quinoa adds essential protein to your diet.  While cooked like a grain, quinoa  is technically a seed.  Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable related to kale.  Arugula adds not only fiber and disease fighting properties associated with eating fresh fruits and vegetables daily—but most especially a wonderful tangy taste.  Including walnuts (optional)  adds additional healthy fat and protein.


4 cups organic arugula (fresh cut from the garden is ideal!)

1 cup cooked organic quinoa

1 organic yellow pepper—diced

1 cup FruitShare fresh organic blueberries

2-3 organic green onions

1 handful of organic walnuts (optional)


1 shallot finely diced

olive oil

balsamic vinegar

1/8 cup organic blueberries—muddled


maple syrup to taste (the real stuff of course!)

Strain and rinse 1/2 cup red quinoa.  Add to sauce pan with 1 cup water, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until water has been absorbed.  Allow to cool or place in the fridge if time allows.  Meanwhile, wash and spin arugula greens and place in a bowl.  Add diced yellow pepper, green onions, blueberries.  Add quinoa and dress salad with blueberry vinaigrette dressing (below) or vinaigrette of your choice.  Enjoy fresh.

Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing:

Mix oil and vinegar in an approximate 3 to 1 oil to vinegar ratio. Add shallot, muddled blueberries, salt, pepper and maple syrup to taste.

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New Study: Are Organic Foods Healthier?

A new comprehensive review of previous studies has found significantly higher levels of antioxidants in organic fruits, vegetables and grains, along with lower levels of pesticides, when compared to conventionally-grown crops. The study, which will be published in the British Journal of Nutrition, established its findings by reviewing 343 previously published studies.

On average, the study found that organic produce contains 17% more antioxidants than conventionally-grown counterparts. This supports the idea that plants naturally produce more antioxidants when not exposed to pesticides, because they can deter pests and diseases.

In addition, the study found that organic foods generally contain lower levels of a toxic metal called cadmium, which is sometimes found in conventional fertilizers. According to an article in the New York Times, this was surprising to researchers because there were no difference in other toxic metals like lead or mercury.

To learn more about the study, read the full article here.

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Health Benefits of Fresh Cranberries

Did you know that fresh cranberries are one of the top superfoods? It’s true! They rank only behind blueberries in terms of antioxidant activity. Fresh cranberries are fall’s superfood, with a ton of vitamins and nutrients that support your body’s health.

  • Cranberries help support our heart and liver.
  • The antioxidants found in cranberries may help fight against certain forms of cancer, including breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer.
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries contains 11% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, along with 9% of your fiber and manganese. That same 1/2 cup of cranberries contains 3% each of vitamins K and E.
  • There are only 23 calories in 1/2 cup of cranberries.
  • Cranberries can help prevent and treat urinary tract infections by blocking certain types of bacteria.

FruitShare’s cranberries are grown in Wisconsin. This year they are beautiful – bright red and glossy! Order your fresh cranberries today.

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Fall Fruit in Season

Fall is a time for changing leaves, crisp air, football and cozy recipes. It’s also a time for delicious fruit in season! This fruit list can help you get ready for the upcoming farm fresh fruit that FruitShare will be delivering this season.

  • Apples: Honeycrisp, Gala, Pink Lady, hopefully some SweeTangos and many more varieties come into season all throughout autumn
  • Pears: Bartlett (both green and red varieties), D’Anjou, Bosc, Starkrimson, Asian and Concorde are just some of the fresh pears FruitShare offers
  • Cranberries: in November we begin delivering fresh cranberries for your Thanksgiving holiday
  • Figs: Black Mission Figs are one of the more unique varieties of fall fruit in season
  • Pomegranates: late in the fall, FruitShare brings you festive pomegranates
  • Satsuma Mandarins: similar to clementines, Satsumas are a late-fall and early winter type of citrus fruit that is a hit with kids and adults

Get geared up for fall with all these great kinds of farm fresh fruit! Check out the Fall Fruit in Season for a series of organic fruit deliveries that ensure you get all the best autumn fruit. You can also order Honeycrisp Apples, Fresh Pears and more! See all the available fall fruit in season at FruitShare.com.

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Happy Earth Day 2013!

We love the earth.

It’s why we believe in organic farming so much. Sure, organic fruit tastes incredible and is incredibly fresh. But the really wonderful thing about organic growing practices is that it’s good for the world.

That’s right: it’s good for the world.

By that, we mean it’s good for the land where it’s grown, it’s good for the farmers who grow it, and it’s good for the people who eat it. Because without the harsh pesticides and herbicides that are used on conventionally-grown produce, you’re simply left with…fruit. Pure and simple. And that’s what we really love about it.

This year, let’s celebrate Earth Day – every day!

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Is Organic Fruit Really Worth It?

At FruitShare, we hear this question all the time: “is buying organic fruit really worth it?”

The short answer is yes.

A slightly longer answer explains why organic fruit is important – not just for you, but for others and for the environment. And it all comes down to one thing: chemicals. For you, avoiding putting chemicals into your body along with the fruit you eat has a positive impact on your health. You don’t need to worry about toxic chemicals in your body or in your family. That also extends to the farmers and laborers who grew, picked and packed your fruit. When working on organic farms, workers avoid handling harmful chemicals in high concentrations, which is far more dangerous than the small amounts carried to your table in each piece of fruit. By eating organic, you also avoid putting chemicals into the environment. When plants are sprayed, the chemicals get into the ground and seep up through the plant’s roots. Some is also washed away in the rain and gets spread far and wide. And remember – these are chemicals that are designed to kill pests, so they are toxic.

All in all, eating organic takes synthetic chemicals out of the equation, making for a healthier you, a healthier community and a healthier earth. We think that’s totally worth it.

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