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What’s Up with Wawona, July 2023

Wawona Update

July is here and peach season is finally underway! With Mother Nature being a little cooler this year, our harvest for peaches has been pushed back significantly! We are still processing our delicious strawberries from the coastal regions and are now excited to bring on our wonderful seasonal employees to help with the ramp up in production as peaches arrive! 

Be sure to stop by our Peach Tree Fruit Stand, located on the corner of Minnewawa and Nees from 9am till 6pm Monday thru Saturdays and on Sundays from 10am till 4pm. Fresh Fruit and all of the frozen goodies, perfect for summer!

Industry Trends

July is National Blueberry Month, a time to honor this nutritious and vibrant fruit. Blueberries have gained tremendous popularity in recent years, and their trend shows no signs of slowing down. Not only are they delicious but also packed with antioxidants, fiber, and essential vitamins. Blueberries have become a staple in smoothie bowls, yogurt parfaits, and baked goods, as people increasingly embrace their health benefits and versatility. 

Their vibrant blue hue, sweet-tart flavor, and incredible nutritional profile have earned them a special place in modern food trends. Moreover, with the increasing emphasis on healthy-eating, the demand for fresh, frozen, and dried blueberries has been on the rise. During the month-long celebration, explore new recipes and discover the countless ways to incorporate this fresh ingredient. 

Read more: Blueberry Food Tech Megatrends

Frozen Fruit 101

Frozen fruit is an essential staple in any kitchen, offering convenience, versatility, and numerous health benefits. Rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, frozen fruit contribute to a healthy immune system, improved digestion, and overall well-being. From blending them into smoothies and to adding them as toppings, it’s a convenient and cost-effective way to ensure you always have access to the nutritional benefits of fruit, no matter the time of year. 

For frozen fruit fun facts, continue reading: 

  • Freezing fruit is a natural preservation method that dates back centuries. Ancient civilizations, such as the Romans and Greeks, used to freeze fruits in the snow or ice to enjoy them out of season. 
  • Studies have shown that the freezing process helps preserve essential vitamins and antioxidants, making frozen fruit as nutritious as fresh fruit.  
  • Frozen fruit is typically frozen using a process called “flash freezing.” 
  • Good quality frozen fruit is often free from any added preservatives or sweeteners.
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