Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Current Fiddlehead Fern Prices

Fiddlehead Prices vary from day to day depending on weather and crop availibily.
For pricing and availability contact:

Call: 617-389-8090
Pick up or Delivery.

Ruma Fruit
210 Beacham St
Everett, MA

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fiddleheads: Expected Thursday, May 1, 2008

We have word that we will have over 1000 lbs of fiddleheads in stock at Ruma's Fruit & Produce Co. on Thursday, May 1, 2008. If you would like to purchase fiddleheads please call our headquarters in Everett, MA.

Ruma Fruit & Produce Co, Inc.
210 Beacham St
Everett, MA 02149

Fiddlehead Sales
Office:(617) 389-8090
Fax: (617) 387-7894

We sell Fiddleheads in 10 lb bags and box them in 30 - 40 lb boxes. Prices vary per daily availability. If you want to sell us fiddleheads, we will buy all the fiddlehead ferns that you have picked. Contact Jim Ruma at 617-389-8090 for information regarding crossing the Canada border with your fresh fiddleheads, or trucking from Maine, New York, and Vermont. Bring your fresh fiddleheads to Everett, Ma and we will pay you cash for your Fiddlehead Ferns. We prefer that each fiddlehead picker bring at least 100 lbs per visit to Ruma Fruit. We take fiddleheads that are washed or unwashed, bagged fiddleheads, and boxed fiddleheads.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Fiddlehead Question Answered: Bar-B-Que and Fiddleheads

Ruma's Fruit does not recommend barbecuing fiddleheads to cook them. Using the Sautéeing method below is your best option. If you are insistent on having that fiddlehead barbecued taste, we recommend boiling your fiddleheads first. This will ensure that the fiddleheads are cooked thoroughly and then you may try to barbecue them. Please be warned that barbecuing can remove the fiddlehead flavoring that boiling or sauteing ensures.

Thank You JForest for your Fiddlehead Question!

Friday, April 25, 2008

How to Cook and Prepare Fiddlehead Ferns

Fiddlehead ferns can be steamed, poached, braised, and boiled. We find that boiling your fiddlehead ferns is the best way to prepare them to be sauced, sauteed, and dressed for your salad.

1 pound of Fiddlehead Ferns will provide 4 - 6 servings.

Before you start cooking your fresh fiddleheads, you must prepare the ferns . Each fiddlehead fern may be 1 - 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

How To Prepare Fiddlehead Ferns

Trim each fiddlehead base and leave only a tiny tail. If there is a brown or black covering over the fiddlehead, wash it off with cold water. Rinse all of your cut fiddlehead ferns in runny water. Do not soak the fiddleheads. Once you are satisfied with your cutting and washing, drop all the fiddleheads into a large pot of boiling water. You may salt the water as you see fit as well. Boil until each fiddlehead fern is tender. Test often and keep on boil for 5 minutes or more. If undercooked, the flavor of the fiddleheads will not come through. Drain your cooked fiddlehead fern and serve immediately. Pour melted butter on each dish to ensure flavoring.

Cooking Fiddleheads with Sauce

Most fiddlehead connoisseurs prefer to spice things up a bit. Fiddleheads can be sauced with a variety of different flavors. You may want to try a Hollandaise sauce or perhaps a Maltaise cheese or other cheese sauce. Serve your fiddlehead ferns hot after drained and add 1 cup of sauce.

Cooking Fiddleheads Ferns Sauteed in Butter

Drop all your cooked fiddleheads into a pot of cold ice water. Drain them and refirgerate them until you are prepared to serve. When you are about to serve your fiddlehead dish, take your fiddlehead ferns and place them into a large skillet. Pour at least 3 tablespoons of over your fiddleheads until sauteed through.

Cooking Fiddleheads Served with Vinaigrette

Drop all your cooked fiddleheads into a pot of cold ice water. Drain them and dry well. Combine your fiddlehead ferns with 3/4 cup of light mustard vinaigrette.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Are Fiddleheads Coming Soon?

Any Day Now!
We sell Fiddleheads in 47 States & Washington DC!

Fresh Fiddleheads will arrive any day now and we soon be in local grocery stores and area supermarkets. Fresh Fiddlehead Ferns are a delicious delicacy and we are pleased to announce that we are very close to the beginning of Fiddlehead Season 2008. Fiddlehead ferns have begun popping up and growing all over the US and Canada Border and Ruma Fruit & Produce Company is here to serve you and all your Fiddlehead fern deliveries and needs.

For more information about this year's Fiddlehead Season 2008 call Mark Ruma or Jim Ruma at 617-389-8090. Call and ask for one of our customer service representatives to set up a new fiddlehead account and get ready because Fiddlehead Fern Season 2008 is going to start any day now!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Where to Buy Fiddleheads?

Ruma Fruit & Produce Co, Inc.
210 Beacham St
Everett, MA 02149
Fax: (617) 387-7894

Ruma Fruit & Produce sells Fiddleheads to large supermarkets, small grocers, restaurants, and farms. We have a continuous delivery of fiddleheads that arrive from Western Massachusetts, Northern Maine, New York, Vermont, and Canada. The first crop of fiddleheads arrive from Massachusetts in mid - late April. As the weather gets warmer, we start to see fiddlehead ferns cropping up all over the US-Canada Border. Fiddlehead ferns are perfect for adding to salads, soups, and as a garnish. We offer delivery of fresh fiddleheads to all locations within the continental United States. To buy fiddleheads, please call us at 617-389-8090 and speak to the Fiddlehead Sales Department. Fiddlehead prices vary per day depending on crop availability and trucking/fuel costs. Fiddlehead prices are calculated daily and are based upon 10 lbs of fiddleheads. One may purchase fiddleheads from Ruma Fruit in 10 lb quantities or in 5 lb clamshell bags. When shipping our fresh fiddleheads, we box each 10 lb bag into boxes of 30 - 40 lbs. Fiddlehead crops are just beginning to show up and we are confident that our first shipment of fiddlehead ferns will arrive at Ruma Fruit in a few days time.

For more information or to add your email to our Fiddlehead alerts, please contact Lauren, Mark, or Jim at Ruma Fruit.

Ruma Fruit & Produce Co, Inc.
210 Beacham St
Everett, MA 02149
Fax: (617) 387-7894

Friday, April 18, 2008

Fiddlehead Ferns are Everywhere!

Ever go to Maine and stop by the side of the highway or near a stream? Well if you did you would see a few fiddlehead ferns sprouting up. they are everywhere. Fiddlehead ferns small, inconspicuous, and blend in with grass and weeds. You can become a Fiddlehead Picker too and sell them to Ruma Fruit. We buy all fiddlehead ferns that you can bag, box, and ship to Boston, MA. Please try and send at least 100 lbs at any given time as increasing gas prices can delve into your fiddlehead profits. If you are in Canada and want to sell fiddlehead ferns to Ruma Fruit, call us and we can arrange trucking over the border. We are constantly importing fresh fiddlehead ferns into the United States and shipping them to restaurants, supermarkets, and small family grocers all over the continental USA.
Call us at

and talk to one of our Fiddlehead Sales Team.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fiddlehead Ferns for Sale

We sell Fiddleheads. Call 617-389-8090 and ask for Jim Ruma at Ruma Fruit & Produce. We are located just north of Boston, MA and we deliver Fiddleheads throughout the continental USA.

Ruma Fruit & Produce Co, Inc.
210 Beacham St
Everett, MA 02149
Office: 617-389-8090
Fax: 617-387-7894

Why are they called Fiddlehead ferns? When you pick fiddlehead ferns they tend to look like the head of a fiddle. Hence: Fiddleheads! See example photos of and a picture of a fiddlehead that I found online.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fiddlehead Season 2008 - First Shipment Expected in 1 Week

Fiddlehead season 2008 is about to begin, and this is the earliest fiddlehead season that we have seen in a long time. Within one week's time, thousands of fiddlehead pickers will begin harvesting the first crop of fiddleheads in Canada. Slowly, the weather will get better and we will begin seeing Fiddleheads growing in Northern Maine and New York. Ruma's Fiddleheads are usually the first available for sale during the first week of the fiddlehead season. We offer packing of 10 lb fiddlehead bags within boxes of 30 - 40 lbs of fiddleheads. We ship fresh fiddleheads to anywhere within the continental USA.

Call Customer Service:
(617) 389-8090

Fax Customer Service:
(617) 387-7894


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Meet our Fiddlehead Sales Team

Fiddlehead Sales Office:
(617) 389-8090

Jim Ruma – President

As President, Jim Ruma takes pride in handling sales calls personally. Jim is determined to provide the freshest fiddleheads for you and your company. He scours New England and Canada to locate as many fiddleheads as possible and is unwavering in his determination to fill every order. Whether you are looking to buy or sell fiddleheads, Jim can help you every step of the way.

Mark Ruma – Vice President

Mark Ruma has been an established fiddlehead salesman for over 10 years. Need pricing? Will weather conditions affect your shipment? Need fiddleheads ASAP? Call Mark. During fiddlehead season, Mark is the first to arrive and can answer all of your questions. Whether you are ordering for a major grocery chain or a medium size establishment, Mark Ruma will guide you through your fiddlehead purchase.

(We also sell Fruit & Gift Baskets via our Parent Copmany at Ruma's Fruit & Gift Basket World.)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Searching for a Great Fiddlehead Company?
Need Prices on Fiddleheads?

Congratulations...You have found a great Fiddlehead Company. We are Ruma Fruit & Produce Company and we are a premiere Fiddlehead Company located right next to the New England Produce Center in Everett, MA.

Visit us at:
Ruma's Fruit & Produce
210 Beacham Street
Everett, Massachusetts 02149
(Next to N.E. Produce Center, off Route 99)

Mailing Address:
Ruma's Fruit & Produce
PO Box 6178
Chelsea, MA 02150

ORDER TOLL FREE: (888) 589-7862
Local (617) 389-8090
Fax (617) 387-7895

Great fiddlehead companies are hard to come by. We deliver fiddleheads all over the country. Ruma's Fiddleheads come from all over New England and Eastern Canada. We take pride in our fresh fiddleheads and have been the #1 fiddlehead supplier for some of the biggest supermarket and grocery stores in New England and the East Coast. We are often one of the few fiddlehead companies around that receive the first crop of fiddleheads from Canada.

Fiddlehead Pricing

Fiddlehead pricing may vary each day of the fiddlehead season. Crop availability and weather conditions in Canada and New England also can have an affect on the price of fiddeheads.

Fiddlehead Pricing is announced daily by our sales team and typically is quoted as 10 lb bags or boxes. Please contact our sales team at 617-389-8090 for current fiddlehead pricing.

*Please see Fiddlehead Delivery Options in our previous posts for Delivery Pricing

(Ruma Fruit & Gift Basket World is a division of Ruma Fruit & Produce Co, Inc.)

Where do Fiddleheads Grow?

Fiddleheads grow in Western Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine & Eastern Parts of Canada. Thousands of pounds of Fiddleheads are picked daily and arrive washed and unwashed to Ruma Fruit & Produce in Everett, MA. Since we are close to the main growing areas of some the finest Fiddlehead fields in North America, we are able to consistently sell the 1st and last rounds of fiddlehead crops to our customers.

When most fiddlehead sellers are struggling to find crops, Jim Ruma has had a 15 year partnership with our Canadian growers as well as a long history with many Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Fiddlehead pickers. We are always on the look out for new fiddlehead pickers within New England and will arrange trucking for Fiddleheads to arrive at Ruma Fruit for our Fiddlehead Buyers.

We purchase our fiddleheads from one of the largest Fiddlehead Suppliers in Canada as well as from first time pickers throughout the Northeast. We consistently have 5000 – 20,000 lbs of Fiddlehead crop arriving daily and try our best to assure that we deliver our product fresh and in a timely manor through overnight delivery services.

(Ruma Fruit & Gift Basket World is a division of Ruma Fruit & Produce Co, Inc.)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fiddlehead Delivery Options when Buying Fiddleheads

Fiddlehead Delivery Options

In order to ensure freshness, all Fiddleheads must be delivered overnight to the desired location. We have several options for delivery of our Fiddleheads.

Fiddlehead Delivery by Ruma Truck
Ruma’s Fruit & Produce is located in Everett, MA (5 minutes North of Boston). We are able to deliver fiddleheads to locations within Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Southern New Hampshire via one of our produce trucks.

Fiddlehead Delivery by UPS
Ruma’s Fruit & Produce offers delivery of our Fiddleheads through UPS. We have a daily UPS pick up and can send your Fiddleheads with UPS using our account number and we can bill you. We also offer 3rd party billing for Fiddlehead shipments through UPS. If you have a UPS account number, we can bill your account directly for the UPS Overnight shipments. Regardless of using your account number or ours, we will choose the UPS Overnight Air Saver option that will be the most cost effective for you unless you request a different option.

Fiddlehead Delivery by FedEx
We offer delivery of our Fiddleheads through FedEx. If you have a FedEx account number, we can arrange delivery for you by using 3rd party shipping. As stated above, all fiddleheads must arrive at the designated location the next day after purchase to ensure freshness. We will choose the FedEx Standard Overnight option that will be the most cost effective for you unless you request a different option.

Fiddlehead Delivery by Air
Ruma’s Fruit has delivered Fiddleheads by Air via United Airlines and Continental Airlines. All shipments by air require the fiddlehead buyer to have an account with one of these airlines. We arrange the drop off at Logan Airport in Boston. We request that you place your order early in the morning for Fiddlehead deliveries by air. Each airline has a 2 – 5 hour window in which the air shipments must be dropped off before the scheduled flights.

Pick Up Fiddleheads
We have the option of pick up for Fiddleheads as well. We are located conveniently next to the New England Produce Center in Chelsea, MA.

Our physical address is:
Ruma’s Fruit & Produce
210 Beacham St
Everett, MA
Office: 617-389-8090
Fax: 617-387-7894

(Ruma Fruit & Gift Basket World is a division of Ruma Fruit & Produce Co, Inc.)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Fiddleheads Are Coming! Fiddleheads Are Coming!

Fiddlehead Season is almost here! In 2 weeks, we will begin receiving our first shipments of Fiddleheads. If you are interesting in buying fiddleheads, please call Jim Ruma at 617-389-8090. Ruma Fruit is located in just outside Boston, MA and we deliver fiddleheads to any restaurant, grocery store, supermarket, and delicatessen in the continental USA. Fiddleheads are a delicacy to be enjoyed and savored. They have a very short season, and everyone should try fiddleheads at least once. If you are interested in selling fiddleheads to Ruma Fruit & Produce, feel free to call Mark Ruma at 617-389-8090. If you are a supermarket or grocery store, we can set up an account for you and start sending you fiddleheads right away.

Call Customer Service:
(617) 389-8090

Fax Customer Service:
(617) 387-7894


For more information, regarding setting up an account, you may call Ruma Headquarters in Everett, MA at 617-389-8090 or email us

(Ruma Fruit & Gift Basket World is a division of Ruma Fruit & Produce Co, Inc.)