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  • Post #301 - June 12th, 2020, 10:05 am
    Post #301 - June 12th, 2020, 10:05 am Post #301 - June 12th, 2020, 10:05 am
    Ms. Ingie wrote:Lots of changes this year. I'm not happy. :-(

    I haven't noticed other significant changes besides the two Chicago area locations missing.
    -Mary
  • Post #302 - June 29th, 2020, 7:06 pm
    Post #302 - June 29th, 2020, 7:06 pm Post #302 - June 29th, 2020, 7:06 pm
    Preliminary taste test yielded encouraging results.
  • Post #303 - June 29th, 2020, 8:01 pm
    Post #303 - June 29th, 2020, 8:01 pm Post #303 - June 29th, 2020, 8:01 pm
    The GP wrote:
    Ms. Ingie wrote:Lots of changes this year. I'm not happy. :-(

    I haven't noticed other significant changes besides the two Chicago area locations missing.


    I have been able to time pick ups with trips to Wisconsin. The schedule has changed in several locations and I'm finding it difficult to make the new schedule work.
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #304 - June 30th, 2020, 8:09 am
    Post #304 - June 30th, 2020, 8:09 am Post #304 - June 30th, 2020, 8:09 am
    Ms. Ingie wrote: I have been able to time pick ups with trips to Wisconsin. The schedule has changed in several locations and I'm finding it difficult to make the new schedule work.

    It has been an unprecedented year for them for sure. From a recent Facebook post:

    Tree-Ripe Fruit wrote: Peach supply update

    Due to the overwhelming demand for peaches this season, we have had to make the very difficult decision to place a box limit on a few of our delivery dates. This is a decision we hate to make, and one we don't make lightly. We truly do apologize for this inconvenience and please know our entire team is working tirelessly to get the more peaches to the Midwest to remove this limit ASAP.

    We understand many of you are buying in bulk for multiple households, so we are strongly encouraging everyone who is planning to come out to go to our website's location pages to see if your stop has been affected. We will post updates regarding any changes to fruit availability there, rather than here on Facebook. We have links to each state's page below so you can find your location and date.

    In an effort due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we are continuing to make a big effort to keep our customers and employees safe. Unfortunately, this means we will be discontinuing the use of cash at all stops effective immediately. Please use credit/debit payment or mobile pay. If you must use cash for any reason, please have the exact amount as we will not be able to give change. If you are paying by check, please have them filled out completely before approaching the sales table. Thank you for your understanding!

    Wisconsin: http://www.tree-ripe.com/wisconsin-locations
    Illinois: http://www.tree-ripe.com/illinois-locations
    Iowa: http://www.tree-ripe.com/iowa-locations
    Michigan: http://www.tree-ripe.com/michigan-locations
    Minnesota: http://www.tree-ripe.com/minnesota-locations
    -Mary
  • Post #305 - January 5th, 2021, 2:21 pm
    Post #305 - January 5th, 2021, 2:21 pm Post #305 - January 5th, 2021, 2:21 pm
    excelsior wrote:Tree-Ripe's citrus run (Navel oranges, Ruby Red grapefruit, and Minneola tangelos--better known as a Honeybell) ...

    Tree-Ripe also does citrus as excelsior noted in 2015. Free delivery to Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. We ordered a box of ruby red grapefruit and satsuma mandarins in December. The grapefruit was quite good. Very juicy. I thought the mandarins were okay. They had a more delicate flavor. I might order the January gift box which has 10 pounds of assorted fruit (grapefruit, honeybells, Shiranui mandarins and honey tangerines) plus a pound of Wisconsin raw honeoy.
    -Mary
  • Post #306 - January 28th, 2021, 12:36 pm
    Post #306 - January 28th, 2021, 12:36 pm Post #306 - January 28th, 2021, 12:36 pm
    The GP wrote:
    excelsior wrote:Tree-Ripe's citrus run (Navel oranges, Ruby Red grapefruit, and Minneola tangelos--better known as a Honeybell) ...

    Tree-Ripe also does citrus as excelsior noted in 2015. Free delivery to Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. We ordered a box of ruby red grapefruit and satsuma mandarins in December. The grapefruit was quite good. Very juicy. I thought the mandarins were okay. They had a more delicate flavor. I might order the January gift box which has 10 pounds of assorted fruit (grapefruit, honeybells, Shiranui mandarins and honey tangerines) plus a pound of Wisconsin raw honeoy.

    Seeing this post, I placed an order for honeybells, never having had one before. They are super juicy, with a flavor I would describe as somewhere between mild and nonexistent. They were also by far the most expensive item. Does anyone eat these? Did I get a bad batch or is that what they're supposed to be like?
  • Post #307 - January 28th, 2021, 1:38 pm
    Post #307 - January 28th, 2021, 1:38 pm Post #307 - January 28th, 2021, 1:38 pm
    cilantro wrote:Seeing this post, I placed an order for honeybells, never having had one before. They are super juicy, with a flavor I would describe as somewhere between mild and nonexistent. They were also by far the most expensive item. Does anyone eat these? Did I get a bad batch or is that what they're supposed to be like?


    I didn't end up ordering the sampler box so don't have direct experience. Their website notes this about the honeybells:

    THE HONEYBELL IS A PREMIUM EATING-ORANGE, WITH SWEET HONEY FLAVOR AND VERY EASY TO PEEL WITH SO MUCH JUICE THEY SAY YOU NEED TO SIT IN A BATHTUB TO EAT THEM!


    I think you could reach out to Tree-Ripe and ask they same question. They seem to be pretty responsive.
    -Mary
  • Post #308 - May 24th, 2021, 10:25 am
    Post #308 - May 24th, 2021, 10:25 am Post #308 - May 24th, 2021, 10:25 am
    Tree-Ripe has posted their 2021 schedule. They will be in Morton Grove and on Clybourn on July 9. A 25-pound box of peaches will be $43. Blueberries (when available) will be $20.

    https://www.tree-ripe.com/
    -Mary
  • Post #309 - May 26th, 2021, 7:38 pm
    Post #309 - May 26th, 2021, 7:38 pm Post #309 - May 26th, 2021, 7:38 pm
    And for those who are a little north of town:
    Kenosha (Brat Stop, across 94 from Woodmans) , Racine/Sturtevant (Farm and Fleet), Racine (Kortendick's Hardware): 6/24 and 7/15

    Gurnee (Legion Hall) and Crystal Lake (Countryside Nursery): 7/3 and 7/24
  • Post #310 - May 26th, 2021, 9:04 pm
    Post #310 - May 26th, 2021, 9:04 pm Post #310 - May 26th, 2021, 9:04 pm
    might someone advise whether you need to pre-pay or reserve your box? or you just show up to the parking lot? i used their contact form but they haven't replied. i've always wanted to try but never been in town for their dates. this year works, so i just need to figure out how. thanks!
  • Post #311 - May 26th, 2021, 9:20 pm
    Post #311 - May 26th, 2021, 9:20 pm Post #311 - May 26th, 2021, 9:20 pm
    You just show up. Last year, they were running out of peaches after about an hour, so you may not want to wait until the last minute. On the other hand, last year was generally a bit... unusual?
  • Post #312 - May 27th, 2021, 9:55 am
    Post #312 - May 27th, 2021, 9:55 am Post #312 - May 27th, 2021, 9:55 am
    annak wrote:might someone advise whether you need to pre-pay or reserve your box? or you just show up to the parking lot? i used their contact form but they haven't replied. i've always wanted to try but never been in town for their dates. this year works, so i just need to figure out how. thanks!

    From what I've read on their website, no pre-pay or reserving. Show up and stand in line.
    -Mary
  • Post #313 - July 2nd, 2021, 9:46 am
    Post #313 - July 2nd, 2021, 9:46 am Post #313 - July 2nd, 2021, 9:46 am
    Gurnee stop is tomorrow (7/3), 9-10:30. I probably won't make it, as next week's Morton Grove stop is closer. Any indications on how the peaches are this year?
  • Post #314 - July 3rd, 2021, 5:17 pm
    Post #314 - July 3rd, 2021, 5:17 pm Post #314 - July 3rd, 2021, 5:17 pm
    The case we picked up last week (6/24) had (slightly) smaller-than-usual peaches -- for Tree-Ripe -- with excellent flavor and juice.

    Will report on the case we picked up today, after they have ripened for a while. These are larger, more like the usual mid-season peaches.
  • Post #315 - July 12th, 2021, 8:51 am
    Post #315 - July 12th, 2021, 8:51 am Post #315 - July 12th, 2021, 8:51 am
    got ours last week, they are good as ever... though I swear they used to be more "freestone" in that I could get the pit clean off the flesh. This time seems more clingy.
  • Post #316 - July 12th, 2021, 10:08 am
    Post #316 - July 12th, 2021, 10:08 am Post #316 - July 12th, 2021, 10:08 am
    I love when the peach army is in the house. Picked them up Friday. Came downstairs today to the lovely peach aroma. They are ready.

    Image
    -Mary
  • Post #317 - July 12th, 2021, 11:58 am
    Post #317 - July 12th, 2021, 11:58 am Post #317 - July 12th, 2021, 11:58 am
    The GP wrote:I love when the peach army is in the house. Picked them up Friday. Came downstairs today to the lovely peach aroma. They are ready.

    What a great shot!

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #318 - July 12th, 2021, 12:25 pm
    Post #318 - July 12th, 2021, 12:25 pm Post #318 - July 12th, 2021, 12:25 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:What a great shot!

    Thanks. It's one I do pretty much every year. 2017 might be one of my favorites.

    Image
    -Mary
  • Post #319 - July 12th, 2021, 12:28 pm
    Post #319 - July 12th, 2021, 12:28 pm Post #319 - July 12th, 2021, 12:28 pm
    The GP wrote:It's one I do pretty much every year. 2017 might be one of my favorites.

    Nice!

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #320 - July 24th, 2021, 5:09 pm
    Post #320 - July 24th, 2021, 5:09 pm Post #320 - July 24th, 2021, 5:09 pm
    went to the Gurnee stop today, there were a lot of people... but the line moved at a decent rate. this batch of peaches is noticeably larger than the first box earlier in the month. now for the ethylene to do its work...

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