Fresh Fruit Files

Sweden and its famous goat Gavle

Last week, we looked at some of the things going on around Seattle to celebrate the holiday season. This week we drill down on something a little (Okay, a lot) further away than SoDo or the Sheraton downtown: The Gavle goat. I first heard about Gavlebocken last Christmas when Starbucks decided to put the superstar on…

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Holiday activities spring up all over Seattle

When the mercury drops and the holiday season rolls around, it brings about the same question every year: “How should we celebrate?” If Enchant is out of your price range and you’ve seen Candy Cane Lane, you might think you’re stuck. I didn’t want to spend another year trolling strangers’ neighborhoods looking at their house…

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The history behind holiday traditions

Enough with the fruitcake, already. As we have heard throughout time, the United States is a melting pot of ideas, language and culture. With that in mind, it stands to reason that the traditions surrounding the holidays here in the states would share an equally diverse background. With the end of the year hurtling towards…

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Another new apple?!

Earlier this month, we received our first shipment of Opal apples from Yakima. We had received some earlier on from Canada but these were the firstWashington grown Opals we had seen. I was told that it was a new variety of apple and the box they came in even advertise them as a new apple. So…

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Apples reduce aging…really!

Having been at ThirdLeaf NW for some time, I figured I had learned all the benefits to eating apples. What I’ve learned is I’ve only plateaued. I clicked this list article, looking for bit of information to share with all of you and immediately learned about the anti-aging benefits of apples. News to me. According to a study the…

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Are you nuts about trail mix?

A co-worker sent me an article about which nuts are most nutritious and cheapest thinking I could use it to write this week’s blog. So naturally, I started looking into the information and while informative it was raw information. That can be a little rough to try sharing and keep it interesting. So I spent…

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Why insects are changing global eating habits

If you’ve been to Safeco Field any time in the past decade then eating insects is not a new concept. If you aren’t a baseball fan or just haven’t been to the Safe recently you can still get in on what is anticipated to be a major food trend in 2019. Benchmark, an organization globally recognized…

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Oranges: More than just Vitamin C

Winter time brings on citrus season and this week, we are excited to be bringing in some California oranges! Oranges have a reputation. Growing up, people are told that eating an orange will help you not get sick. To me, that meant having to go to school so naturally…I didn’t eat as many oranges as…

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Probiotics linked to reduced recovery time

It’s sniffle season in the Northwest. Are you doing everything you can to stay healthy? Well if you don’t have a diet heavy with probiotics, you may not be. Probiotics are something of a hot-button word these days in advertising and are frequently linked to improvements in gastrointestinal health. While those links haven’t been completely confirmed, probiotics…

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Why are these kiwis so tiny?

Last week, ThirdLeaf NW received its first shipment of kiwi berries. We have since begun delivering them to our customers. When we received them, I opened the box So what are kiwi berries and when will regular kiwis be here? Normally, we don’t see the best out of kiwis until the mercury drops in the winter but…

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