Use Wawona’s Fruit in Fall Dishes!

The end of summer means cooler weather and saying goodbye to the pool and beach, but there’s something to be said about the coming of fall and the amazing fruit dishes of the season. Fall is the perfect time to create fruit dishes for your customers, from fruit salad to peach cobbler!

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Peach cobbler is one of the go-to desserts when the fall weather starts to hit, and while finding fresh peaches now is challenging, flash-frozen peaches let you make the perfect dish without sacrificing flavor, quality, or nutrients!

Fruit salad is another customer favorite during the fall season, and you don’t have to stick with traditional fruit salad ingredients like apples and grapes—try spicing things up for your menu by creating dishes with pineapplestrawberriesblueberries, and pears!

Wawona’s mixed fruit blend is the perfect package for creating fall dishes from desserts and side dishes to the main course! Filled with peaches, white peaches, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, and honeydew, you can create new menu items that embrace the fall flavor and are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of guests!

Now’s the time to add fall fruit dishes to your menu—Get your samples from Wawona today!

Offer a Perfectly Fruity Fall

What’s better than juicy, ripe fruit in the during fall? This is the philosophy we operate on at Wawona Frozen Foods, ready to provide you and your business with the very best in delicious ingredients.

If you’re considering which fruit-based recipes to prioritize on your menu, look below to see what’s in season and in demand:

Fruits Currently In Season

The value of fruit-based drinks, such as juices and smoothies, reached a whopping $10 billion by the end of 2020Customers slogging through sweltering hot weather are going to be eager for your restaurant to quench their thirst.

Ingredients we provide include:

  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapples
  • & more…

What are the most popular fruit-based drink recipes? There are a few classics you can fall back on to ensure you’re meeting your customers’ needs.

  • Cold pear cider
  • Peaches, Pineapple, & Blueberry smoothies
  • Spicy pineapple margaritas
  • Pear and peach slushies

Give your customers a reason to come back by contacting Wawona to stock up on the best frozen fruit!

Custom Blends—A Wawona Specialty!

At Wawona Frozen Foods, we’ve provided the food industry—from school cafeterias and restaurants to grocery stores—with the highest quality fruit products for over 55 years.

There are a wide variety of our high-quality fruits available in our custom blends: Wawona’s flagship peaches, strawberries, pears, plums, and more! Our special custom blends, made with fresh frozen fruit, are available year-round, and you never have to worry about consistency!

We offer seven different custom blends that your guests and customers are sure to love:

  • Spectrum blend
  • California blend
  • Premier blend
  • Festival blend
  • Tropi-Cal blend
  • 3-Berry blend
  • 4-Berry blend

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Custom Blend—The Wawona Way

Our motto at Wawona is “Fresher Than Fresh,” and we stick to it. All of our fruits, including the popular custom blends, use individual quick frozen fruits to preserve the sweetness, texture, color, and nutrients of each individual fruitIndividual quick freezing allows us to pick our fruits at the perfect maturity level, which gives us more control over the quality and consistency of our products.

We’re proud to supply our customers with fruit products of the perfect firmness, with the perfect appearance, and unmatchable flavor. Discover Wawona’s quality today.

Interested in trying Wawona’s custom blend or other fruits? Order samples for your grocery store, school cafeteria, or restaurant today!

Utilize Wawona’s Fruit for Scrumptious Popsicles

Are you craving a refreshing way to change up your restaurant menu? Here is how Wawona Frozen Foods can help you be the talk of the town.

Using Different Types of Fruit

The options for fruit popsicles are endless. And when you start to mix and match flavors, you can serve some really delicious treats.

Related: Different Ways to Use Wawona Peaches

Some popular flavors are:

  • Strawberry
  • Berries and Cream
  • Coconut and Lime
  • Peaches and Cream
  • Mango
  • Strawberry and Banana

Easy to serve

Popsicles are easy to make with a limited ingredient list, and they are even easier to serve. You can efficiently serve them in a variety of ways.

The simplest way is to serve them right on the stick. However, you can also serve them in a bowl with toppings for an extra special treat.


Popsicles are one of the most cost-effective desserts that you can add to your menu. Frozen fruit popsicles don’t need a lot of ingredients, and you can use up any fruit that has already been thawed out. 

Add milk, water, or juice for a simple treat that is easy to serve at your restaurant. Popsicles are perfect for street vending or sidewalk sales. 

Are you ready to add fruit popsicles to your menu? Call Wawona today.

Take Advantage of Wawona’s School Offerings!

Did you know that Wawona’s flavorful, nutritious fruits are a favorite for school meal programs around the country? Our school offerings include products that are economical and provide students with variety without sacrificing their delicious taste and nutrition.

Fruits like peaches and berries can help you avoid menu burnout—you can use the same ingredients to make cobblers, pastries, shortcakes, fruit cups, and more!

Wawona is a USDA-approved processing company, and we’ve provided nutritious offerings for school districts across the nation for over 30 years. Our fruit meets the child nutrition requirements, comes in a wide variety of flavors, and is tasty enough to help students develop a lifelong habit of eating healthy.

Now, we want to talk about three of our most popular school offerings.

Wawona’s fruit cups are delicious and nutritious and make the perfect addition to any school lunch program. Our peach, strawberry, and mixed berry cups contain the half-cup serving of fruit that’s required for schools to serve.

Wawona’s fruit pops are an excellent source of vitamin C, also contain a half-cup serving of fruit, and make a healthy, convenient addition to a student’s lunch.

Wawona’s bagged fruit has no added sugar and is perfect for salad bars, smoothies, and parfaits. Serve your students healthy, tasty fruit with zero prep work!

Related: How To Use Wawona’s Peaches

Get in touch with Wawona today—Your students will thank you!

Different Ways to Use Wawona’s Signature Peaches!

While peaches are the best when they are in season, Wawona peaches are frozen at their peak of ripeness, so that you can enjoy this delicious fruit all year round. 

If your restaurant isn’t already serving peaches, here are a few ways to add peaches to your menu. 

Grilled Peaches. Grilling peaches adds a lot of flavor without a lot of effort. You can grill them straight from the freezer. Serve them as a side dish, a topping for salads, or even dessert. 

Sangria. If your restaurant has a bar, adding frozen peaches is a great alternative to adding ice to these chilled mixed wines. 

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Compote. This can easily top ice cream, pie, pancakes and more. A simple addition to your menu that is perfect for frozen peaches. 

Pork-wrapped. Add a little bacon to your grilled peaches, or wrap peach slices in prosciutto for a refreshing appetizer.

Poached. This is a perfect way to serve peaches as a dessert. Cook them in some herb-infused syrup for a simple, delicious dessert. 

Tarts. These simple desserts are another great way to use up peaches. You could also easily use a grilled peach with feta or goat cheese for a savory appetizer. 

No matter how you choose to add peaches to your menu, be sure to have the best. Shop Wawona Frozen Foods today

Offer Satisfying Smoothies with Wawona’s Frozen Fruit!

On a hot summer day, a smoothie can be a refreshing treat. With a few frozen fruits from Wawona, a plain smoothie can be taken to the next level on your menu

Create a Delicious Smoothie with Wawona!

Smoothies are a convenient way to enjoy a sweet but healthy drink. Here are a few ways that you can incorporate Wawona’s frozen fruit into these drinks.


Peach smoothies are the perfect summertime drink. Just add a few frozen peaches with a couple of berries. Use non-fat vanilla yogurt for a healthy treat. 


Smoothies made with strawberries are a popular choice. If you want to change up the regular strawberry smoothie, think about adding tofu and honey for a drink that is packed with protein and flavor

Related: Offer Healthy Snacks with Wawona’s Fruit! 


This fruit is not a typical smoothie ingredient, but you can add some spinach for a yummy green drink that offers plenty of health benefits. 

Mixed Berries

If you are looking for a variety of sweet fruit, choose to add mixed fruit to your smoothies. These options can provide a unique blend of flavors and colors to your drink. 

Need some delicious frozen fruit for your menu? Wawona Frozen Foods offers a large selection of fruits that you can use in everything from drinks to desserts!

Offer Healthy Snacks with Wawona’s Fruit!

Want a snack that is healthy and easy to make? Why not try making a snack with frozen fruit. Nutritionists love frozen fruit because:

  • They retain their nutrient levels
  • They don’t contain additives
  • They are very versatile for meals and snacks

Plus, frozen fruit doesn’t spoil, making it easy to add these snacks to your menu.

Healthy Snacks with Fruit That Wow Customers

By offering healthy snacks on your menu, you’ll attract health-conscious customers that appreciate nutritious, low-calorie alternatives. Here are some of our best healthy snack ideas that use frozen fruit:

  • Berry Yogurt Swirl Popsicle: These sophisticated popsicles blend berries, strawberries, or blueberries with dairy-free yogurt for a cool snack or dessert that caters to the vegan crowd.
  • Pineapple Mango Sorbet: This healthy snack whips up fast, only needing two hours to chill. Sorbets are a great menu item for in-between courses or as a light, refreshing dessert.
  • Freezer Fudge with Strawberries: A healthy take on a decadent treat, this freezer fudge combines frozen strawberries, almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup for a guilt-free snack.
  • Frozen Yogurt Bites: A five-healthy-ingredient snack, these frozen yogurt bites can substitute any fruit with honey, granola, and yogurt for a cool and balanced bite.

Want the best quality frozen fruit for your menu items? Check out Wawona’s wide selection of delicious frozen fruit.

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Enjoy a Healthy, Fruity Breakfast with Wawona

Fruits and vegetables are pillars of popular plant-based diet trends. And what a great way to add seasonal flavor to your breakfast dishes! Turn the ordinary into something magical with a fruity twist!

Blueberry Compote-Stuffed French Toast

Dress up your french toast dish with a delicious seasonal berry compote. The warm and inviting aroma of cinnamon and vanilla pairs perfectly with the mild sweetness of the blueberry. For another layer of fancy, use brioche bread for the toast.

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Fruit and Granola Protein Power Bowl

Whole fat Greek yogurt is the protein star of this protein bowl dish. Fresh, housemade granola adds some crunch. And seasonal fruits like peaches and berries add color with a sweet finish! A light meal loaded with protein and healthy fat is a great way to start the day!

Fruit is a healthy, natural way to sweeten dishes. You can serve mixed fruit as a stand-alone side or build a dish around a favorite fruit. Either way, Wawona has a wide selection of frozen fresh fruits.

Since 1943 we have been growing fresh fruit in the California sunshine. Browse our catalog of delicious frozen fresh fruit today!

Offer Fruity Appetizers with the Help of Wawona!

Different Fruit Appetizers to Serve at Your Restaurant

Here are a few options to add to your menu:

Health Benefits of Adding Fruit Appetizers to your Menu

Adding fruit appetizers to your menu can add healthy options as opposed to just your average deep-fried snacks. 

Because fruit is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, adding extra servings of fruit into a daily diet is good for your health. Fruit is also packed with antioxidantsFruit is perfect for the summer because the high water content can help keep customers hydrated and feeling refreshed. That means they leave happier and healthier!

Light, Refreshing, and Simple

Making fruit appetizers can be a great way to add something light and refreshing to your menu. It can also be extremely simple by using frozen fruit. The nutritional value is the same as fresh, and it has a great shelf life. Using frozen fruit can help cut prep time and still offer a refreshing appetizer all year round. 

Related: Enjoy the Benefits of Frozen Fruit

Are you ready to add fruit appetizers to your menu? Wawona has a wide variety of frozen fruit to choose from. Shop now.

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