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  • Mandarins, Tangerines, Clementines: What’s the Difference?

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    It’s round and orange, but is it an orange? Color aside (fun fact: the color was named for the fruit, not the fruit for the color, but that’s another story), oranges have a distinctive tangy-sweet flavor that can’t be mistaken for anything else. In some varieties it may be sweeter, in others a bit tangier, but it’s there in all it’s smaller-sized cousins, including the Tangerine, Clementine, Satsuma and Mandarin. But how do these miniature, orange-like fruits differ from one another? Are they different from one another? Before you buy oranges online, you should know. Here’s a guide to the three most popular: Mandarin:…

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  • Facts/Uses for Clementines

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    You know those tangerines you bought at the grocery store? They may actually be Clementines. The terms “Clementine” and Tangerine” are often used interchangeably in the US, but they’re not the same fruit. Tangerines are actually a variety of mandarin (one of the original citrus fruits, along with pomelos and citrons), while Clementines are a cross between a mandarin and a sweet orange. How Sweet it Is! Fresh Clementines are a wonderful snack for all ages. Small, seedless, and with bright orange skins that are easy to peel, they have an intensely sweet flavor that can’t be compared to any…

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  • Brunch & Breakfast Gift Ideas

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    With the pandemic preventing an in-person celebration last Christmas, a member of our staff elected to send her brother and his family our highly rated Christmas Breakfast, containing Buckwheat Pancake Mix, real Northwoods Maple Syrup, tender and flavorful Smoked Canadian Bacon, and a selection of our famous sugar-sweet Ruby Red Grapefruit and seedless Navel Oranges. Early Christmas afternoon, she received a tag notification; when she went to her brother’s social media page, she was delighted to find a video of him and his wife and kids happily enjoying the special breakfast she’d sent them while enthusiastically wishing her a merry…

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  • Sea Scallops with Rio Ruby™ Red Grapefruit

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    Citrus always adds bright flavor to succulent shellfish, and this recipe makes use of sweet-tart, vibrant grapefruit! Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, this dressy dish is elevated by Rio Ruby™ Grapefruit, which acts as a tangy platform for the seared scallops. Ingredients: 2 Pittman & Davis Rio Ruby™ Red Grapefruits ½ tsp. honey ¼ tsp. lemon juice ½” fresh ginger, peeled 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb. sea scallops, halved ¼ tsp. coarse salt 1 c. arugula sprouts Freshly ground pepper Description: Remove peel and pith from each grapefruit. Holding the grapefruit over a bowl, carve out the…

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  • Order Holiday Gifts Early in 2021

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    Have you heard? Predictions for on-time delivery of packages and cards this coming holiday season aren’t much better than last year’s. Maybe things won’t be quite as bleak as predicted, but if you’ve been browsing Pittman & Davis’s catalog for food gifts to send by mail this holiday season, sooner is probably better than later. The Solutions? Order Early. The best way to ensure your Pittman & Davis gifts arrive on time is simple: figure out what you want to get, place your order as soon as possible, and choose low-traffic ship dates wherever possible. The good news is that…

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  • Fresh from the Sunbelt October Grove Update & Newsletter!

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    Fresh from the Sunbelt: Our delicious citrus is coming along beautifully this season. It’s been hot and dry so we’ve added some supplemental watering. We are to begin testing the size and maturity this month to make sure you are getting the best quality fruit possible when it comes time to harvest around the beginning of November! Our Orchards are reporting an excellent quality crop this season! We believe this might be some of the best quality fruit we have seen in over a decade! The fruit finish for this year’s pear crop is outstanding with beautiful shape and high…

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  • When is a Good Time to Send a Gift Basket?

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    When is a good time to send a gift basket? You’re better off asking, when isn’t it a good time to send a gift basket! Did the holidays creep up on you, or did a special event (like a birthday or anniversary) you’re your mind? We get it – between work, family, and personal obligations, life can get pretty busy. That’s where Pittman & Davis comes in – we make finding the right gift easy for you, and you don’t even have to worry about wrapping or delivering it because we take care of all that, too. Plus, our fruit…

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  • Why Gift Baskets are Still the Perfect Business Gift

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    The holidays are coming, and presenting your valued customers, clients, and team members with a gift is a great way to make them feel appreciated, strengthen existing relationships and forge new ones! Corporate gifting has become standard practice for many businesses. But what should you give your business contacts? If you want to show your gratitude and make an impression at the same time, you should choose carefully to ensure your gift is one that your recipients will truly appreciate. After all, a cheap plastic water bottle with your company’s logo on it isn’t likely going to make much of…

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  • Pittman & Davis Corporate Holiday Gifts for 2021

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    Let our corporate gift specialists help you find the perfect gift! Looking to reward your employees and nourish your business relationships this holiday season? Choose from Pittman & Davis’s selection of corporate gift boxes and holiday fruit baskets! At Pittman & Davis, we understand how important it is to thank valuable customers and team members. Our family farmers deliver only the finest farm-to-table freshness, sure to impress and delight everyone on your client list. Our business gifts are nutritious, delicious and designed to highlight your company’s name and message. We Make Corporate Gift-Giving Easy. Let our Corporate Gift Specialists help…

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  • 5 Tips for Throwing a Great Office Party

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    The past couple of years have been doozies, and now more than ever we need reasons to celebrate! If you want to reward your staff for their loyalty and a job well done in good times and bad, a fun party is a great way to blow off some steam. And the good news is that, even if the budget is a bit lean this year, you can still throw a great party. Here are some tips for treating your team to a fun time: 1. Decide on a good time to have your party. Think outside the box when…

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