Holiday cheer from Harvey’s

Hello wonderful friends
I just wanted to take a moment to send my very best holiday wishes for a beautiful season to you and your families. Thanks to you we’ve been busy picking, packing, and sending our wonderful gifts to your friends all over the country. We think of where the fruit is going and wish we could see everyone’s faces when they open the box. Please send us photos so we can share in the moment.
If we can help you with any last minute shopping don’t hesitate to contact us (800-327-9312). In the meantime, have a wonderful holiday, and a safe and fruitful New Year!
All the Best! from Jim and all the staff at Harvey’s

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A feast for citrus-lovers

Hello fellow feasters,
Christmas is just around the corner and I started thinking about traditions. Growing up in our house it was…citrus stuffed turkey! Now I don’t know how my mom cooked it, as she didn’t pass the recipe on. What we do is prepare our favorite turkey recipe, then instead of filling the cavity with stuffing we place halved Harvey’s oranges and grapefruit along with lots of herbs and butter inside the turkey. There’s lots of basting involved and the aroma is intoxicating!
Remember that citrus fruit is also a great variation on all the traditional casseroles and heavy side dishes.

Of course, you can make a citrus salad with greens and cut up Harvey’s oranges and grapefruit. If you are offering a variety of beverages to your guests you could make Frozen Citrus Slice Coolers. Here’s the recipe:
Ingredients: red and white Harvey’s grapefruit, Harvey’s oranges, lemonade, iced tea, cranberry juice or any other favorite beverage. How to Make: Cut citrus crosswise into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices. Cut each slice into quarters. Lay citrus wedges on a baking sheet, cover with plastic and freeze about 1-1/2 hours or until hard. Remove citrus slices with a metal spatula and place in a plastic resealable bag. Use citrus wedges to cool beverages (kids also like to suck on them before dinner).

Well, Trish is sending me to the store for something, so I’ve gotta run. We’ll talk soon. Don’t forget to send some citrus to your friends out of state. They WILL appreciate it!

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Fall walks

Hello friends,
Fall has arrived and with it delicious Harvey’s citrus fruit. We’ve had a cool weather snap, just in time to sweeten up the early oranges and grapefruit. Did you know that once a tree has flowered it takes 5 to 18 months for the fruit to develop and ripen, depending on the variety and growing area?
I love my morning walks in the groves. The trees are pungent with the fresh fruit scent and it makes my mouth water! I can’t imagine what it was like back in the early days of citrus farming, but I bet they checked their groves every day like I do. Although there is more technology nowadays, technology doesn’t grow fruit or watch the trees. We still rely on Mother Nature to do her part with sunshine, rain, and the perfect climate.
The photo above shows our early fruit stand in 1939.
The stores open next Tuesday, October 25 so stop by and pick up some of our newly picked oranges and grapefruit. We’d love to see you and have a chat.

Have a great day!

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Wee’rre back!

Hello Citrus Lovers!
Citrus season is here and we are gearing up to send you and your friends this season’s juiciest best-tasting fruit ever! Whether you get our catalog in the mail or peruse our selection on-line make sure you look for the new Honeybell & Navel products we are offering. If you sign up online to receive our emails you are entered to win either an iPad or some of our delicious fresh Florida Citrus. Go to the Harvey’s Groves website and check it out!
This is also the time of year when we offer Pre-Season 12% savings if you order one of our plans by October 15th.  (Look on the website or in the catalog for details and conditions.)
I can’t say enough about the quality of the citrus this year. It’s dee-licious for sure. Call us if you need help deciding what to order. We all have our favorites.
Until next time…….
Jim and the gang

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Springtime Thanks!

Hello folks!
Although the season is over, the trees are growing like crazy making fruit for next year’s delicious harvest. It’s sunny every day now but we know the weather hasn’t been as cooperative elsewhere!
We wanted to thank you for another great year. At Harvey’s Groves we truly appreciate your business and hope you’ll think of us next year when you’re ready to order Florida’s freshest, juiciest Navel Oranges, Honeybells and Grapefruit.
We begin taking orders again in August, and we’ll have some new assortments to choose from. In the meantime, stay cool, keep drinking orange and grapefruit juice, and send us your pictures and letters. We love to hear from you!

All the best—from Jim and Larry and everybody at Harvey’s Groves

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