Summer is just around the corner and it seems like everyone is jumping into a new healthy diet. Starting a new diet can be hard sometimes, but there are some ways to make it better by incorporating your favorite fruits and vegetables in all of your meals.

The summer is near and our local growers are getting ready!

Capital City Fruit is an expert in locally grown produce. We work with local growers in Iowa and six other Midwestern states to harvest the freshest seasonal produce. Short transit times allow the produce to arrive at its peak in nutrients and flavor.

Pictured in this post is a newly planted bell pepper field from one of our local growers in Minnesota.

Get excited for this season of local grown produce!

These carrot cake cupcakes are very easy to make and are the perfect snack for spring! 

New bagged items!

Have you seen our new bagged items? Just as fresh as ever, now your favorite produce is available in portable and reusable bags! The handle makes it easy to grab on the go, and the clear bag lets you see every detail of the tasty produce you’re about to buy. The bag’s resealable function also makes it easy to carry all the way from the store to your kitchen. Once it’s there, there’s no need for a separate container or drawer for storage, your produce can be left in the bag until it is used.

We all get a little more excited about adding fresh produce to our diet during the summertime, but coming up with a different use for that produce every day of the week can be challenging. Here are some easy dinner ideas for every night of the work week -and they are all filled with your favorite summer produce!


An estimated 6 million Americans are currently living with heart failure, and that number is expected to rise to over 8 million by 2030. Are you taking the necessary precautions to keep your heart healthy? (Yes, eating your fruits and vegetables made the list!) Check it out here:

Pro-produce isn't just our business model; it's our approach to daily life. Read more about the political side of produce, and also learn adventurous uses for avocado, winter produce picks, food waste tips, and more!

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Capital City Fruit, September 2015

Produce waste matters. It unnecessarily adds to landfills, diminishes farmers' efforts, and represents a big expense for retailers and consumers. Capital City Fruit is committed to eliminating food waste. Read about the four ways we tackle the issue!

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Capital City Fruit was named Produce Supplier of the Year by Reinhart Foodservice at Reinhart’s annual Traditions Sales & Marketing Conference on June 2, 2015.

Reinhart is the fifth largest food service distributor in the country, and has been a CCF client for a decade. CCF was selected for the prestigious recognition based on how it has met key performance measures aligning with Reinhart’s overall business strategy. 

How is Capital City Fruit ensuring fresh produce during the drought? Learn about this and more in the summer issue of our newsletter.

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