Stock Up on Fruit Before Graduation

With graduation right around the corner, you’re probably already planning what you want your grad’s party to look like. From school colors to themed parties, graduation is a great way to celebrate 13 years of school accomplishment. Regardless of which theme you choose to partake in, fruit bowls are a great addition to your buffet.

With their simplicity in preparation, it’s no wonder fruit is a popular choice for any party – graduation included. We searched a few grocery store flyers and noticed a jump in fruit prices as graduation grows closer. With that being said, if you want to save a little extra on your grocery bill for your party, it would be wise to stock up on fruit before graduation.

Here is a list of fruit you can stock up on that won’t go bad for a party or celebration.

Watermelon –

Watermelon uncut has a lifespan of just 7-10 days on the counter but in your fridge, it lasts 2-3 weeks! That makes a whole watermelon a great item to stock up on. Watermelon also works as a double dang for your party because you can scoop the melon out and use the base as a bowl.

Apples –

Apples are great to purchase in large quantities and last a good 1-2 months in the fridge! Say what!? That’s right, apples are a great addition to parties, fruit bowls, fruit kabobs, and they last a long time so you can stock up when prices are low.

Oranges –

If you purchase oranges and choose to keep them in your fridge, they’ll have a lifespan of 3-4 weeks while non-refrigerated oranges only keep for up to one week. A common misconception about oranges is that if you purchase them when they are less ripe, they’ll ripen over time or last longer. This is not true. According to the Florida Department of Citrus, oranges don’t ripe any further once they’ve been picked. How they are picked is how they are going to stay until they rot.

Berries –

You can purchase berries to stay fresh in your fridge for 7-10 days from date of purchase by using a FRIDGEFRESH® unit in your refrigerator. While most refrigerator devices come with a hefty price, the fridge fresh unit is $29.99 which is cost effective since you can use it yearlong and not just for your berries one-time.  Another bonus is, the FRIDGEFRESH® unit will minimize odors in your fridge by soaking up pollutants, microbes, and odor from other produce found in your fridge air.

Keeping your grocery bill and graduation budget under control will be essential to ensuring your party is a hit without creditors knocking on your door. If you choose to stock up on fresh produce before your next party and don’t have enough room in your refrigerator, ask family to help store it for you. After all, they’ll also be attending the party and may be your go-to resource for help with set up and tear down.

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