Fresh Fruit Files

Probiotics linked to reduced recovery time

It’s sniffle season in the Northwest. Are you doing everything you can to stay healthy? Well if you don’t have a diet heavy with probiotics, you may not be. Probiotics are something of a hot-button word these days in advertising and are frequently linked to improvements in gastrointestinal health. While those links haven’t been completely confirmed, probiotics…

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Why are these kiwis so tiny?

Last week, ThirdLeaf NW received its first shipment of kiwi berries. We have since begun delivering them to our customers. When we received them, I opened the box So what are kiwi berries and when will regular kiwis be here? Normally, we don’t see the best out of kiwis until the mercury drops in the winter but…

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Fruit: The “new,” “trendy” diet

Even the most zealous dieter can struggle with the sudden-striking sweet craving. According to an article by Cynthia Sass on health.com, recent studies suggest that a properly-measured fruit intake can actually benefit weight loss and in some cases, reduce cardiovascular disease. Sass largely references a recent study –Paradoxical Effects of Fruit on Obesity– in her article. In my…

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A new beginning with a new crop

Last year, the average American ate 19 pounds of fresh apples. With the amount of apples coming out of the Columbia Basin, it’s safe to say you and everyone you know ate some Washington grown produce. It’s an exciting time here in Seattle and throughout the rest of the state. It’s harvest time for Washington’s…

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Where does the fruit go?

At ThirdLeaf NW, we pride ourselves on delivering the best, freshest seasonal produce available to businesses all over Seattle and the rest of King County. Unfortunately, not all apples are grown equal. While we deliver the best of what we have to offer, several apples won’t make the cut. These apples don’t necessarily have anything…

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5 Office Perks to Attract New Hires & Keep Current Employees Happy

When you’re running a business, it’s important to provide some extra incentive to attract new hires to your company. Not only that, but you also want to keep your current employees happy so they’ll stick around for a long time to come. A bored, unfulfilled team leads to low productivity and a high turnover rate….

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ThirdLeaf NW events “popping up” all over Seattle

“Hey, good morning. Would you like a free apple…how about a banana?” If you’ve engaged with of one of our pop-up events, you have undoubtedly been asked that question by either myself or Steph handing out fruit to a previously unsuspecting populace. Throughout the summer, ThirdLeaf NW has had and will continue to have pop-ups…

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Best Summertime Activities for the Family

Summer provides a unique challenge for working parents. FInding ways to keep school children entertained when they have nothing but time is definitely on the forefront of parent’s minds but like many of their peers, finding something to do can be a challenge. Check out some of these ideas we found particularly enjoyable. The painted…

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WELL building standard leads construction initiative

Are you a health-conscious business? Okay, how do you show it? WIth an increasing focus on workplace wellness, the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) is ensuring businesses have a standard they can hold themselves to and maintain what they call the WELL Building Standard. IWBI’s goal is to make the buildings we work and live in…

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Unique & Affordable Team Events Your Staff Will Love

We’ve mentioned before on this blog how companies can motivate their employees through positive reinforcement (pizza!) and team events. Company BBQs are nice, but a little passe’ these days.  At ThirdLeaf NW, we took an evening and went to a Mariners game as a team event. Heading to Safeco Field after work may not be logistically possible…

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