Medford Travel Guide
We’ve already let you know about where Teddy Bears come to life this holiday season, but now we’re moving onto something a little tastier. Sure it might not be filled with all chocolate and candy, but nothing says we’re kind of friends like getting someone a fruit basket. The local florist is always an option for an overpriced bundle of bruised apples and oranges, but no one does it as well as Harry and David.
We’re just kidding about being strictly H&D people; we appreciate all sorts of presents, so this holiday season we’re suggesting that you take a peak at where all those truffles, cookies, and Moose Munch get their start. Harry and David offers factory tours four times a day during the week, and even though they're cranking out the baskets at full speed, they’ll gladly show you around this month.
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We were not reassured when we discovered that mail-delivery food company Harry & David manufactured its monthly fruits in Medford, Ore. Oh, what's that you say? They just package the fruit there and make all the other goodies like truffles and popcorn? Well, carry on then.
Packing and wrapping experts assemble the gift baskets you'll want to borrow off the conveyor belt and take home with you, which must be why you watch them from the safe distance of a balcony. Onto the bakery, where you can see cheesecakes being glazed and chocolates poured into molds. And yes, you'll get a bit of chocolate to take home with you.
Tours cost $5 and run Monday through Friday at 9:15, 10:30, 12:30 and 1:45. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation in advance. There's a store at the end of the tour, but why pick something up there when you can just get it mailed home?
· Tour the Kitchens of Harry & David [harryanddavid.com]
· Allegiant Will Fly From L.A. (To Medford) In May [Jaunted]
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