Thursday, September 24, 2009


Maine Wild Blueberries are now in season and Ruma's has partnered with the Maine Wild Blueberry growers to harvest and pack Maine Wild Blueberries. Ruma's distributes these Wild Blueberries throughout the East Coast to Produce Wholesalers, Produce Distributers , Supermarkets and Farm Stands. The season is usually from late July to the middle of September. These wild blueberries are excellent for blueberry pies , blueberry muffins and blueberry cupcakes. Call Jim, Mark or Andrea Ruma for information on Wild Blueberries at 1 800 252 8282

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fiddleheads- season is over

We have had a few calls from people who are still looking for Fiddleheads! To bad the season is over.

Contact us as early as possible in the new year, and we will put you on our Fiddlehead email list and you can get 'first dibs' on the freshest, cleanest Fiddleheads you can imagine!

Jim and Mark Ruma

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Next Tuesday, June 9th will be the last shipment of Fiddlehead Ferns at Ruma's Fruit and Produce.

We buy direct from the growers and clean the fiddleheads. We ship fiddlehead ferns nationwide.

We are currently out of stock; the last orders will be fulfilled on June 9th.

Call and ask for Jim or Mark Ruma

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fiddleheads on NPR!

Check out all the publicity that our tasty Fiddlehead ferns are getting on NPR!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

One week left! Fiddlehead fern season is almost over - order now and Ruma's will ship your fresh fiddlehead ferns to you right away!

Fresh fiddleheads are delivered to you cleaned and ready to eat right away!

We buy directly from the growers which allows us to pass the savings on to you!

Order online:
Ruma's Fiddleheads

Or call 617.389.8090 and ask for Jim Ruma

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

You can buy Fiddlehead Ferns right from our website! We ship them directly to you! We ship nationwide!

Buy Fiddleheads from Ruma's Website

Or call us for details!

Jim Ruma
Ruma's Fruit and Gift Basket World

Monday, May 18, 2009

Freeze Fiddlehead Ferns

To freeze fiddleheads:
  • Clean them as you would for the table.
  • Blanch a small amount at a time for two minutes in 4 to 6 cups of water.
  • Cool and drain in cold water or in an ice water bath (half water and half ice).
  • Pack into moisture- and vapor-proof containers and freeze.
  • Thaw and boil for 10 minutes before serving.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Shrimp and Fiddlehead Medley

1 pound fiddleheads
6 ounces linguine, uncooked
6 cups water
1-3/4 pounds Maine shrimp, fresh or frozen
1 teaspoon margarine
2/3 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon celery seed
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cut off ends of fiddleheads. Remove scales and wash thoroughly. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan; add shrimp and cook three to five minutes, or until done. Drain well, and set aside. Cook fiddleheads in boiling water for ten minutes. Drain. Coat a large, nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add margarine. Heat until margarine melts. Add onion and green pepper and sauté until crisp-tender. Stir in fiddleheads. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed, without salt or oil. Drain well, set aside and keep warm.

Add sliced mushrooms, thyme, pepper, salt and celery seeds to vegetable mixture; stir well. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat three to four minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring often. Stir in shrimp and lemon juice; cook until heated through, stirring often.

Place pasta on a large platter. Spoon shrimp mixture on top. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fiddlehead update

A great new recipe for Fiddlehead ferns:

Fiddlehead Dijon

1-1/2 pounds fresh fiddleheads
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup nonfat buttermilk
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Clean and prepare fiddleheads. Remove scales and wash thoroughly. Place fiddleheads in a vegetable steamer over boiling water. Cover and steam 20 minutes or until tender, but still crisp. Set aside and keep warm.

Combine cornstarch and buttermilk in a small saucepan; stir well. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in mustard, lemon juice, tarragon and pepper.

Arrange fiddleheads on a serving platter. Spoon sauce over fiddleheads. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.

You can order fiddlehead ferns from us at Ruma's. We get daily shipments of fresh fiddleheads and we ship them nationwide. Check out our site for more information or email us at You can call us at 800.252.8282

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


With the weather being so warm we have our fiddlehead suppliers bringing us plenty of fresh Massachusetts fiddleheads and Vermont fiddleheads. We had ove 5,000 pounds arrive on our doorstep early this morning and expect more each day as the week progresses.
Visit our website if you wish to purchase 5 pound increments of fresh fiddleheads which we ship overnight via UPS. We include instructions how to freeze fiddleheads and recipies. For large wholesale orders call us at 1 800 252 8282 .

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


We are waiting for the first of the season fiddleheads. reports are coming in from the various picking areas that fiddleheads should be available next week. (hopefully) If you sell fiddleheads please contact us with your information.

We buy Vermont fiddleheads, Maine fiddleheads, Connecticut fiddleheads, Massachusetts fiddleheads and New Hampshire fiddleheads. Ruma fruit and Produce is one of the leading fiddlehead shippers on the East Coast. Contact Jim or Mark Ruma at 1 800 252 8282 or email SALES@RUMAS.COM with your inquiries .

Friday, March 20, 2009


We Buy and sell fresh fiddlehead ferns. The season should start within 4 weeks depending on the weather. Call us at 1 800 252 8282 . We can arrange for trucking from your area to us. email for information on buying an selling fresh fiddleheads.



EVERETT, MA. 02149


Friday, March 13, 2009


Depending on the weather conditions Fresh fiddleheads usually start to develop during the last week of April. The month of May is the month that Fresh Fiddleheads are readily available. Rumas buys fiddleheads in large quantities from sources all over New England and Canada. We are considered one of the largest suppliers of Fresh Fiddleheads in the North East region of the United States. For information contact us at:


1 800 252 8282
617 389 8090
Fax 617 387 7894