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For more information about FruitShare’s organic fruit delivery, fundraisers and events, along with health and wellness information, and much more, check us out at:

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During the winter, each box of FruitShare farm fresh fruit is like a burst of sunshine in your kitchen! Filled with bright, juicy citrus that smells and tastes delicious, you can’t help but be uplifted.

During the winter, each box of FruitShare farm fresh fruit is like a burst of sunshine in your kitchen! Filled with bright, juicy citrus that smells and tastes delicious, you can’t help but be uplifted.

Valentine’s Day Fruit Haiku Contest Winner

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Find out who won our Valentine’s Day Fruit Haiku Contest by visiting our WordPress blog! What do you think of the winning poem?

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

Kumquats, Dates & Shaved Parmesan Salad Recipe

This salad is quick and easy, and far from bland. With the bright punch of flavor from the kumquats, the spice arugula and the mild Parmesan, your taste buds are in for a treat.

5 kumquats
4 handfuls baby arugula
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 dates, pitted and diced
1/4 cup Parmesan shavings.
2 teaspoons lemon juice 
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
Salt & pepper, to taste 

Slice kumquats into thin rounds, discarding seeds. Combine arugula, parsley, dates, kumquats and parmesan. Whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Pour over salad dressing and toss to coat.

Courtesy of kumquatgrowers.com

Kumquats are here!

What-quats?! Kumquats! Tiny citrus fruits that pack tons of flavor! Kumquats are the only citrus fruit that has an edible peel. In fact, the chewy peel is the sweet part of the fruit. The insides are incredibly sour. The combination of crunchy seeds, juicy insides and chewy peel make kumquats an interesting snack. Plus, the punch of intense flavor followed by the mild sweetness of the peel contrast - and yet somehow work together perfectly.

Each Kumquat is about the size of a large grape. You can eat them whole, slice them on salads, candy them…the list goes on. Plus, one kumquat contains about 14% of your daily recommended vitamin C - but you won’t be able to eat just one!

Get your kumquats by ordering this week’s mixed box of fruit in season. Boxes of kumquats can also be purchased by special request; just email everett@fruitshare.com.

Write a Poem for the Valentine’s Day Fruit Haiku Contest!

FruitShare’s Valentine’s Day Fruit Haiku Contest, a poem

Fruit haiku contest.
You could win a box of fruit.
Click here and enter.

Valentine’s Day Fruit Haiku Contest

Enter FruitShare’s Valentine’s Day Fruit Haiku Contest and you could win a gift box of farm fresh fruit from FruitShare!

  1. Visit our WordPress blog for all the details at fruitshare.wordpress.com.
  2. Write your haiku about how much you love fruit. A haiku is a poem with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the third line.
  3. Submit your haiku as a comment on out WordPress blog.
  4. Check back to see other entries!

The winner will be notified on February 14th, Valentine’s Day!

Blood oranges are a special type of orange that gets a dark red coloring from an antioxidant called anthocyanin. They have a tangy, bright flavor you’ll love! Order your FruitShare blood oranges today!

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Kale, Blood Orange & Hazelnut Salad Recipe

Blood oranges are one of the most unique citrus fruits, both for flavor and appearance. The appearance - deep red or marbled red-and-orange - is caused by the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is usually found in blueberries and other blue or purple fruits. Blood oranges are the only citrus fruit that contains anthocyanin, giving them an extra kick of nutrition found in other superfoods. Combined with kale, a leafy green vegetable containing an unbelievable amount of vitamins and minerals, you may be hard pressed to find a more nutrient-rich salad. 

Also, it’ll be yummy.

Kale, Blood Orange and Hazelnut Salad

1 1/2 pounds Tuscan black kale or regular kale, stems and ribs removed, leaves shredded
4 blood oranges, segmented, juices reserved
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Course salt and freshly ground pepper

Combine kale, oranges and hazelnuts in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinegar, oil and reserved orange juice; toss. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe courtesy of thebittenword.com