We distribute tree-ripened fruit from Idaho. The fruit comes in boxes at bulk prices (e.g. cherries in a 20 lb box and peaches in a 23 lb box). If a box is too much for you to use, try ordering with family, friends, or neighbors. It saves you money, gas, and time! To order, go to this page.
Ordering Your Fruit
In the not-too-distant-future, we will post information regarding each delivery on this site. For now we send e-mails with info regarding each delivery. If it doesn't apply to you, just delete! Please rest assured that we will not give your address to anyone else.
Email is our favorite way to communicate because:
- 1) it gives us a written record;
- 2) we can confirm your order; and
- 3) it saves the cost of mailing
Give us a call at 316-778-1585 to trade email addresses. We'll add your email address to our mailing list, and you add our email address to your contacts because we do send bulk emails, so you will need to be sure to add our email address to your contact list and your safe senders list –
- first on your web mail like yahoo or sbcglobal, and also
- on your computer like Outlook or Outlook express. Otherwise my messages will end up in your junk folder.
Getting Your Fruit
Pick up days are subject to shipping schedules and when the fruit is ripe. So, please check by phone or email before you come to confirm that the fruit has arrived — it will save you a trip if there are any delays. We usually have pick up from 9am to 7pm.
If you can't come on pick up day please have someone else pick it up for you or plan to order another time. We try to sell any unclaimed or extra boxes the very next day because we do not have refrigeration to keep perishable fruit for an extended time.
Keep in mind, you'll get the best quality from your fruit if you sort it so you can use the ripest fruit first (see our Fruit Care page for more information). Our tree-ripened from Idaho fruit has a wonderful reputation and we want to keep it that way, so if you have any problem with the fruit you purchase, please let us know within 48 hours so we can remedy the problem.
You pay for your fruit when you come to pick it up. We accept personal checks, debit cards, Visa, Discover & MasterCard.
Directions To Our Business
16277 SW 10th, rural Benton: one mile north of Hwy 254 on Butler Road (the paved road that runs south to Andover and north to Whitewater) and ⅜ mile west on SW 10th to the house at the second mail box. Watch for FRESH FRUIT signs.
Schedule of Fruit
The following dates and produce aren't guaranteed — they just give you a general idea.
JULY – Bing cherries and apricots
AUGUST – red peaches, nectarines and early apples
SEPTEMBER – red peaches, white peaches, pears, Gala apples, Jonagold apples, Jonathan apples, Golden Delicious apples, Black Amber plums, Italian prune plums, Empress prune plums
OCTOBER – red peaches, white peaches, Red Delicious apples, Golden Delicious apples, Fuji apples, Braeburn apples, potatoes, onions
NOVEMBER – Red Delicious, Golden delicious, Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith apples, potatoes, onions
We also get frozen fruit like berries and pie cherries from Bithell Farms of Boring, Oregon.They come three times a year —
- order in June for delivery in August-September;
- order in September for delivery in October-November; and
- order in February for delivery in March-April.
Bithell does require prepayment by check or credit card. They collect orders from around the country and then plan their route. We will know the exact date and time for delivery about a week before, and will send that info as soon as we have it. Please remember that the frozen produce comes directly off the Bithell truck so you must come during the 2 hour period they schedule for us. Be sure to order what you need and if the Bithell delivery date ends up not working for you, just let us know and we'll sell it to someone in our group and get your money back so you can try again the next time.
Don, Diann, Steph, and Staci Schultz