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FruitShare Club Growing In Popularity

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — You’ve likely heard of book clubs and wine clubs. Now there’s a new kind of club growing in popularity.

In the quest to keep ourselves and children healthy, families are finding alternative ways to get good food, like FruitShare.

Similar to a CSA, or community-shared agriculture, this Stillwater-based company finds and delivers organic fruits right to the front door.

The fruit comes from small farms all over the U.S., and arrives fresh to as many as 2,000 local customers per week.

Founder Everett Myers started FruitShare 10 years ago.

“We purchase direct from the grower. We pick it up on a Friday, pack it Monday and people here in the Twin Cities get it on Tuesday,” Myers said.

The fruit share boxes come two sizes. The small box is good for singles, couples or gifts. The large box is a good size for families, with about 30 pieces of fruit.

The boxes can come as often as you’d like. There are subscriptions available once a week, once a month or one time only.

“My idea behind it was having fruit at arm’s reach so that you would make a healthier choice when you’re trying to figure out what to eat,” Meyers said.

Each box arrives, with a newsletter about the fruit, how to care for it and how to cook with it. This week’s box features apriums, pluots, pixie tangerines, oranges, avocados and apples.

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