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Flavorful Winter Fruit Fillings!

Flavorful fruit fillings can take your desserts and baked goods to the next level. Not only can fruit fillings enhance the flavor of your dish, but it also provides a contrast in color and texture, turning a regular sweet into an exceptional experience for your guests. Add a layer of flavor with these fun fillings!

Fruit fillings are perfect for desserts that want to showcase a fresh, delicious flavor. Try these fruits that we can provide to enhance your next cake, cupcake or other dessert dish:

  • Peach
  • Strawberry
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberry
  • Mango
  • Mixed Fruit

It doesn’t matter the type of operation that you provide; the key to keep your guests coming back is a satisfying menu. Improve your menu & get in touch with Wawona Frozen Foods—your trusted supplier of all things frozen fruit!

Enjoy Wawona’s Delicious FRADDIES!

If you haven’t incorporated our frozen Fraddies into your menu yet, you (and your customers) are missing out! 

Our Fraddies deliver an exceptional amount of value:

  • Multiple menu applications for every meal (breakfast, appetizers, lunch, dinner, and dessert!)
  • No prep, no waste
  • Easy portion control
  • Various delicious flavors and custom blends

Okay, What Are Fraddies?

Made with 100% real fruit and individually quick frozen, our Fraddies offer the same high-quality flavor and nutritional values of fruit picked straight from the vine. They are uniform, bite-sized pieces of your favorite fruits, which offer convenience and easy portion control. Individually quick frozen means that our fruit is always fresh, delicious, and easy to incorporate into any menu.

Related: Health Benefits of Frozen Fruit

Our Fraddie flavor selections include:

  • Peach
  • Strawberry 
  • Mango
  • Pear

Along with two delicious blends:

  • Mango, chamoy, and tajin
  • Peach and pear

How Our Customers Use Fraddies

Check out these menu ideas that incorporate Fraddies perfectly:

  • Strawberry, peach, and pear Fraddies & yogurt
  • Strawberry and peach Fraddie smoothie bowls
  • Peach and pear Fraddie frizzles (a drink made with champagne or sparkling wine)
  • Strawberry Fraddie vinaigrette 
  • Raspberry Fraddie glaze (perfect for grilled chicken)
  • Strawberry and peach Fraddie smoothies

Wawona’s Fraddies: Fresher Than Fresh

See the Wawona difference—add Fraddies to your next produce order! Our Fraddies are available in one to five-pound poly bags, pails, and ten-pound cases.

Start using the best frozen fruit on your menu—get in touch with our reps today and find the perfect fruit solution for your business!

Enjoy Wawona’s Baked Goods with Fruit!

A delicious baked good with ripe fruit can be a delightful treat during the winter season. Baked goods don’t have to be limited to pies or cakes. Wawona offers several delectable goodies that will satisfy your customers. 

Wawona’s Baked Goods Are an Exceptional Choice!

If you are searching for a fabulous dessert for your menu, look no further than a Texas Peach Cobbler. Cobblers are a Southern classic, and Wawona offers their unique take on this dish. The flavors melt together with the flaky crust and ripe peaches for a beautiful way to end a meal. 

Want a fruit turn-over to include with your dessert offerings? Try the Fruit-A-Roos from Wawona! These turn-overs are available in apple or peach. Once you take a bite, it will be like eating a whole slice of pie. 

Related: Peach Cobbler Cookies! 

Enjoy the Exclusive Jewels and Gems

Wawona offers gluten-free options with their Gems. These unique creations feature rice flour wrapped in your choice of fruit, including juicy peaches, apples, or mixed berries. All you have to do is bake and serve in your cafe or restaurant. 

Jewels are another exclusive creation from Wawona. These baked goods have delicate crusts that envelop the delicious peaches or pecans.

Do you need to add some fruit-based baked goods for your restaurant or catering service? Wawona Frozen Foods has a wide selection of products featuring delicious fruit!

Craft a Fruit-Filled Wreath this Holiday!

Looking for a fun new healthy tradition for the holidays? Try a fruit filled edible wreath for your holiday centerpiece! This wreath serves two purposes as both a beautiful centerpiece and a healthy dessert! Check out our step-by-step instructions on our website and create your own! We’d love to see your edible wreath or edible holiday tree! Be sure to share your creation with us on social media!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1x foam wreath shape
  • Toothpicks
  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 3 pounds green grapes
  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 15-20 cherries
  • Artificial holly (optional: you can use it to fill any gaps in your wreath after construction)

You can use other fruit combinations if you prefer, but make sure to choose fruit that holds together and won’t discolor if cut. We have used watermelon cut with mini shape cutters before and both worked well. Apple, pear, stone fruits and oranges don’t work well, so avoid them.

Instructions:

Step 1: Rinse and thoroughly dry all fruit.

Step 2: Insert tooth picks randomly around the wreath. Leave around 1cm sticking up. You don’t need to totally fill the wreath, just aim for 20-30 toothpicks to start with.

Step 3: Starting with the largest fruit (strawberries if you are using them), stick the fruit onto the toothpicks around the wreath.

Step 4: Continue to fill the wreath with the larger fruits (cherries, grapes etc), adding toothpicks as needed.

Step 5: Once you are left with only smaller gaps, fill them with smaller pieces of fruit such as blueberries or small grapes.

Step 6: Continue to add toothpicks and fruit until you are happy with the coverage of the wreath.

Step 7: Refrigerate until ready to serve. Yum!

Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the delicious fruit that you need to develop this holiday creation! Contact us today to learn more!

Peach Cobbler Cookies!

It’s National Cookie Day, so make sure to try a new recipe that incorporates our fresh frozen IQF peaches! Try this recipe below of delicious peach cobbler cookies, courtesy of Taste of Home:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped peeled peaches

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in peaches.
  2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until set, 14-16 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

As always, Wawona Frozen Foods offers the highest quality frozen fruit for any occasion. Contact us today to learn more!

Most Popular Menu Applications for Peaches

Peaches are incredibly versatile. They can be grilledbaked,  and sauteed.

Peaches are very popular among restaurant owners simply because they are delicious and healthy

If you are looking for delicious and fresh fruits, you can head to our main website at Wawona. We will supply you with everything you need to have for your restaurant.

Don’t know what type of dish you can add to your menu? Consider the following dishes ideas to get your inspired:

  • Grill the peaches to pair with pork chops or serve in a cinnamon-spiced dessert.
  • Use them as glazes on entrées
  • Blend frozen or fresh peaches into a creamy smoothie.
  • An ingredient in a fresh salad.
  • Chop peaches into a sweet-and-spicy salsa.
  • Try pairing peaches with berries and a bit of dark chocolate for a healthy dessert.
  • Add sliced peaches to oatmeals, salads, or yogurt for a sweet treat.

Related: Wawona Peach Recipes 

Most restaurants and bakeries advertise them as a healthy dessert option to eat after their main dish.

Restaurants also use peaches on their menu because they are a moderate source of vitamins and minerals, especially:

  • Potassium.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Vitamin A.

Are you looking for healthy new dishes to add to your restaurant menu? Send us a message and we will help you come up with new ideas today!

The Benefits of High Quality Pastries

A pastry is an extremely popular morning option. It is a traditional breakfast menu item that is typically paired with a steaming cup of coffee or tea. As the demand for on the go breakfast items increases, pastries become more valuable for restaurants. They are a convenient, easy to hold option for customers looking for a quick bite to eat on their way to work. A high quality pastry selection will help restaurants and cafés stand out from their competition. Add Wawona’s frozen fruit into your pastries to help add a little bit of health and freshness into your dishes, too!

Pastries have varying shapes, tastes, and textures that help appeal to all types of customers. Here are four breakfast items that are often labeled as pastries, and would be great with fruit:

  • Bagels
  • Croissants
  • Muffins
  • Danishes

Several of these options require very little prep time. A blueberry muffin, chocolate croissant, and an almond danish are three items that can be heated up and served to customers within minutes. Using frozen fruit in pastries is also a smart option. The opportunities are endless with what types of fruits that you can incorporate into your pastries.

Wawona Frozen Foods can supply your restaurant with high quality frozen fruit to implement into your delicious pastries in order to provide customers with delicious morning meals.

Contact our team today for more information about how our products can improve your menu!

The Best Ways to Use Peaches in Holiday Desserts

Peaches are the unsung heroes of holiday foods. Juicy, sweet, and versatile, peaches make the perfect addition to your favorite holiday desserts. Not to mention, they can be beneficial for your health

Classic Peach Cobbler

Perhaps the best way to use peaches is in a classic peach cobbler. Peach cobbler is the perfect dessert for finishing off a hearty holiday meal, and it goes great with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

We recommend sprinkling the peach cobbler with some cinnamon or brown sugar for the finishing touch. 

Peach Tart

Peach tarts make another great holiday dessert. Light and fluffy, they’re the perfect dessert to add to a menu for customers who don’t want something super heavy. 

Peach tart also goes great with a cup of tea, making it the perfect afternoon snack. 

Related: Wawona Peach Recipes

Peach Pie

Pie is a staple holiday dessert. Peach pie offers a unique alternative to more classic holiday pie dishes, such as pumpkin pie or apple pie. 

Other Options 

Other peach dessert options for the holidays include peach crumb bars, peach parfaits, or peach shortcakes. 

Conclusion 

As you can see, peaches make a great addition to many holiday dishes. Are you looking to purchase peaches for your restaurant? Check out Wawona’s peaches

Bill Smittcamp Honored as 2021 Agriculturist of the Year

From the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, October 25th, 2021

Is there anything more delicious on a hot summer’s day than a chilled peach? With their bright red and yellow hue, intoxicating aroma and sweet flavor, peaches are a favorite among fruit lovers. Perhaps that is why they have become a staple in public school lunches across the country. But school children might not be able to enjoy the juicy fruit snack in their school lunches were it not for Bill Smittcamp, CEO and President Wawona Foods.

Under Smittcamp’s leadership, Wawona Foods grew to become the largest processor of frozen peaches in the United States, processing over 65 million pounds of peaches along with 20 million pounds of strawberries and other fruits.

The company also supplied more than 100 million peach, strawberry, and mixed berry fruit cups to schools across America as of 2020 through the USDA school lunch program. Collectively the company ships more than 125 million pounds of frozen products annually, supplying major pie, yogurt, ice cream, food service and retail trade customers with fresh frozen fruit.

Smittcamp’s success as President and CEO of Wawona Foods is one of multiple reasons why he is the winner of the 2021 Agriculturalist of the Year. Besides overseeing Wawona Foods, Smittcamp is also among the most active community leaders in Fresno. He has served on several local boards, including the California Health Sciences University Board of Trustees, Board of Governors of Fresno State, Central Valley Community Bank Board, Garfield Water District Board and Board of Trustees for Valley Children’s Health Care, where he also served as the Board Chair. He has also been a leader in state and national organizations such as California League of Food Processors and the American Frozen Food Institute.

Smittcamp demonstrates a tradition of giving back to the community. He donates to several local nonprofits that serve multiple community needs, ranging from child health care to education. On an annual basis, the Smittcamp family provides student scholarships for the Smittcamp Family Honors College. Smittcamp also created a campaign to fundraise for Valley Children’s Hospital, in which he encourages Wawona Foods employees to give what they can. Every dollar donated is matched by Wawona Foods and then matched again by the Smittcamp Family.

“Bill has always been just a phone call away for anything I or Fresno County Farm Bureau has needed,” Fresno County Farm Bureau CEO Ryan Jacobsen said. “He is a community steward whose name is synonymous with local agriculture, having self-proclaimed Clovis as the Peach Capital of the world!”

Smittcamp learned the value of community and hard work from a young age. His father, Earl Smittcamp, a decorated marine veteran who served in World War II, taught the young Bill that early mornings and a strong work ethic were essential to a life of success. He took his father’s lessons to heart and went on to graduate from Fresno State in 1975 and became President and CEO of Wawona Foods in 1983. The rest is a history of success. Smittcamp has been recognized for his excellent leadership and dedication to the community on several occasions, including in 2016, when the Chamber honored him with the Leon S. Peters Award.

Despite his many accomplishments and accolades, Smittcamp is well known for his humble attitude. He is always, “Thinking Peaches,” as his famed tagline says.

“I am honored and truly humbled to be even considered for this award. So many names come to mind of those who have been awarded before me: Phil Larson, Manuel Cunha, Mark Borba,” Smittcamp said of winning the 2021 Agriculturist of Year Award . “Agriculture in California, peaches specifically, has been in my blood all my life. I am just happy to be a part of the agriculture industry here in the valley.”

The Health Benefits of Frozen Fruit

It’s important to eat healthy and maintain a diet chockfull of fruits to provide your body with all of the components it needs to function correctly. Here are some of the health benefits that come from enjoying a daily dose of frozen fruit.

Vitamins And Nutrients

Frozen fruit contains several essential nutrients and vitamins that are necessary for hundreds of functions within the body, from repairing cellular damage to converting food into energy.

All-Natural

A large part of what makes frozen fruit so good for you is that it is all-natural and comes directly from mother earth. 

Weight Loss

Consumption of regular frozen fruit can help encourage weight loss. So if you’re primary goal is to drop a few pounds, consider sticking to essential fruits and veggies.

Adds Delicious Flavor To Any Dish

Besides being healthy for you, frozen fruit also offers the benefit of adding a crisp, moist flavor to any dish you use them in.

Are you a restaurant, hotel, or caterer looking for a new source of superior quality frozen fruit? Contact our team today to learn more about our complete line of high quality frozen fruits.

Image courtesy of Blendtopia.

Discover Wawona Quality.

  • "We love the quality of the fruit … it has a nice brix content and makes thick, flavorful smoothies."

    Jeff Degemas, Purchasing Director, Juiceland, 34 smoothies shops in Texas
  • "Wawona is my one-stop shop… I love it! Wawona Frozen Fruit allows us to make the smoothies quickly and save on labor costs. And there is no waste with frozen fruit."

    Nick Villareal, COO, Fork to Fit, McAllen, Texas.
  • "Wawona fruit servings are convenient, easy-to-serve and they have a great shelf life."

    Robert Schram, Director of Campus Catering at Clovis (CA) Unified School District
  • "Wonderful tasting fruit with great selection and variety."

    Ginger M.
  • "The frozen peach cups are absolutely amazing."

    Stacie S.
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