Fruit Club swaps fruits as weather dictates

This piece is presented by The Fruit Club.

Sometimes Mother Nature determines the fruit of the month.

That’s what happened recently at The Fruit Club, a Sioux Falls-based business that sells fruit directly from orchards to customers in 14 states.

Founder Irina Kleinsasser had just gotten word that May’s blackberries would be delayed two weeks when an orchard called from Georgia with another surprise.

“And they told us the peaches were going to be early,” she said. “They ripened sooner than expected, so they were coming a few weeks ahead of schedule.”

It led to a fast change of plans within The Fruit Club, which alerted customers through a combination of emails, texts and social media posts.

Peaches are available at The Fruit Club Market at 41st Street and Western Avenue.

Customers can reserve future orders at thefruitclub.net.

“We think our customers will love this year’s peach crop,” Kleinsasser said. “The flavors are outstanding, so we definitely wanted them delivered at the peak of freshness.”

Blackberries and muskmelons are scheduled to arrive in June.

Future fruits for summer include cherries, apricots and nectarines.

Fruit Club swaps fruits as weather dictates

Sometimes Mother Nature determines the fruit of the month.

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