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The FruitGuys

Produced by Monica Rogozinski


June 2011


The Fruitguys got their start on the west coast, but now they deliver fresh fruit to homes, schools, and offices across the country. But selling produce isn't all they do: they also provide recipes, teach young people about nutrition, and demonstrate an eco-friendly business model. Come along with Friday Arts to learn how the FruitGuys make this all possible. Plus, you won't want to miss FruitGuys founder and chief banana, Chris Mittelstaedt, as he visits a school class in a costume befitting his title.


Try these recipes from the FruitGuys:

Really Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers

•   1 cup rhubarb, cut into 1 inch pieces
•   1 cup strawberries, cut in half
•   3/4 cup sugar
•   1 sheet frozen puff pastry
•   Powdered sugar

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No-Bake Peanut-Butter Rolled-Oat Drops
•   1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
•   1/4 cup brown sugar
•   1/4 cup honey
•   1/2 tablespoon butter
•   2 cups rolled oats
•   1/2 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
•   1 cup raisins

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Yellow Split Pea Dip
•   1 tablespoon olive oil
•   1/4 cup chopped onion
•   1 tablespoon chopped garlic
•   1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
•   1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
•   1/2 cup dried yellow split peas
•   2 1/2 cups water
•   1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
•   1/2 teaspoon salt
•   1 tablespoon lemon juice
•   Hot sauce to taste (optional)

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