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MY FIRST PEAR HARVEST

MY FIRST PEAR HARVEST

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Articles, Field Notes | 0 comments

  One of our copywriters, Heather, went on a special trip to our Royal Riviera® Pear orchards to see the harvest in full swing. Here’s what she has to say about the famous pears that go into our gourmet gifts and fruit gifts. I’m not one to show up at work before 8AM, much less 6AM. But today I was at the office before the sun was up for a rare...

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Sketching by Hand

Sketching by Hand

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Articles, Field Notes | 0 comments

You can always tell when you walk into a creative person’s office. Illustrations, photographs, books, magazines, paintings and interesting objects surround them. Senior concept artist Trisha Stricklin’s office is the perfect example. Inspiration is everywhere. She shows me an oil painting of autumnal pears she created, and then grabs the Tower of...

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Top Secret Fruitcake

Top Secret Fruitcake

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Articles, Field Notes | 1 comment

Connie Dalton’s mom baked just about everything. So, when Connie was growing up she skipped the Easy-Bake Oven and went straight for the real thing, making cookies and bread. She doesn’t often make more than pies during the holidays because baking is now her full-time job. She spends her days as a development technician in the Harry & David bakery,...

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No Ordinary Caramel Popcorn

No Ordinary Caramel Popcorn

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Articles, Field Notes | 1 comment

Moose Munch® Popcorn. It’s the reason the smell of sweet caramel fills the parking lot on our beautiful Southern Oregon campus a few times a week. Deliciously rich and chocolaty, it’s always a treat to see a bowl of fresh Moose Munch® Popcorn in the break room when walking into work. Apart from our Royal Riviera® Pears, to me it’s the product that...

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Fresh Fruit. The Old Fashioned Way

Fresh Fruit. The Old Fashioned Way

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Articles, Field Notes | 2 comments

In 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed. Jesse Owens won the 100 meter dash at the Berlin Olympics. The first edition of LIFE MAGAZINE was published. And Harry and David introduced the first Fruit-of-the-Month Club® Collection. That was a really long time ago. And even though we may not make it to mainstream history’s timeline, it’s pretty cool that...

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Charlie in Our Chocolate Factory

Charlie in Our Chocolate Factory

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Articles, Field Notes | 0 comments

Almost everything we do around here has to do with either fruit or chocolate. It’s kind of what keeps us going at the end of those long days and what gets us up bright and early in the morning. I decided to take a further look into the latter, our much loved secret chocolate blend. Our chocolatier, Charlie Douglass, gave me the scoop on what goes on...

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