Frieda Caplan
1923 - 2020
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Frieda Caplan was the “Kiwi Queen,” the founder and owner of Frieda’s Inc., the specialty produce company that introduced exotic fruits and vegetables including the kiwifruit, sugar snap peas, and mango to the U.S.

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Published in The Gazette on Jan. 24, 2020.
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February 29, 2020
Sorry for your Loss my condolences to the Caplan family.
Christina Unzueta-Rivas ( daughter of Florence Unzueta) and the Unzueta Family
February 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. My deepest condolences
February 4, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the Caplan family, what a wonderful contribution. May God be your strength and comfort at this time of your sorrow.
January 31, 2020
My condolence to the Caplan family for your loss. Coming from the Islands I was exposed to many fruits and vegetables and I appreciate them all, as did Frieda. What a wonderful and loving God we have who gave us all of this. May you all look forward to a future time when you can enjoy them again with Frieda.
B. Reid
January 28, 2020
Dee Long, former editor of Fresh Facts
I had the pleasure of interviewing Frieda about fresh produce numerous times, but the interview I did with her for Los Angeles magazine has always stuck with me - I asked her if she were stranded on the proverbial desert island with only one food, what would it be? "Blueberries" she answered without hesitation -" I eat them everyday!" RIP Frieda - you were truly one in a million!
Dee Long
January 27, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Condolences to Family and Friends.
Johnnie Brown
January 27, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us to cope. May the wonderful memories of great times shared bring comfort and peace now and in the days to come
January 27, 2020
My deepest sympathy is with the Caplin family. May your fond memories of your dear loved ones help you find peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time.
January 27, 2020
I appreciate your many contributions. May your family be comforted and at peace.
January 27, 2020
Thanks to her we have a greater variety of what we should be eating. My condolences to her family and friends. May you find comfort in her legacy and what she has added to the lives of others.
January 27, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the Caplan Family. We remember watching her documentary and it was Inspiring for women. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss.
January 27, 2020
My condolences to a special founder of something we enjoy so much. My God of comfort be with the family at this most difficult time.
January 27, 2020
Thank you Frieda for introducing us to the kiwi fruit; I love it. May the Caplan family gain peace and comfort from God during this most difficult time.
January 26, 2020
I really appreciate and enjoy the exotic fruits and vegetables that Frieda introduced to the U.S. My condolences to the family and friends
January 26, 2020
I was recently introduced to Spaghetti Squash. Now I know to whom I should thank for this delicious dish. I pray that Ms. Caplan's loved ones treasure her many accomplishments as they allow the God of all comfort to see them through their loss.
B. D. Carter
January 26, 2020
Deepest condolences to the Caplin Family, May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with endless peace and loving kindness as you cope with your precious loss at this difficult time. Frieda will be missed.
January 26, 2020
My deepest condolences to your family. May your hearts be filled with the memories of your loved one.
A friend
January 26, 2020
Ms. Caplan left a legacy and a lesson that you can succeed if you think outside the box. I will think of her now whenever I have a kiwifruit - great marketing and strong will, rest in peace.
January 26, 2020
I am so sorry about the loss of Frieda. What a tremendous loss, but she will always be a legacy! The Caplan family has my deepest condolences. I pray that you will be surrounded continuously with love and support. And, as you go through this difficult time, may Almighty God comfort your hearts and make you firm (2 Thess. 2:17).
January 26, 2020
Sorry to hear of the loss
Ann Stokman
January 25, 2020
May Frieda Caplan rest in peace. It's wonderful to see how she is being recognized throughout the world. I love the kiwi and the jicama, even the habanero.
January 25, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you and your family to cope during this very difficult time (2 Cor. 1 3 & 4)
January 25, 2020
Thank you so much for your many contributions. May the family be comforted and at peace.
January 25, 2020
I extend my sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Frieda Caplan. She was an inspirational woman. To all who loved and cherished Freida, I am truly sorry for your loss. May the Father of tender mercies be with you all during your time of sorrow.
January 25, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Frieda Caplan. She was truly a pioneer and an innovative person. May your many cherished memories and the collective thoughts and memories of others warm your hearts. May the God of all comfort strengthen and comfort you during this time and in the days to come
David C
January 25, 2020
We appreciate the variety of food Frieda introduced into our life.
We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.
January 25, 2020
My condolences to the family. May our Heavenly Father comfort you during this time of sorrow.
January 24, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Kaplan family, truly so very sorry for your loss, may God give you comfort and strength to help you through this very difficult time.
January 24, 2020
Sympathy for the loss of Ms. Caplan. May God comfort the family at this time of sorrow.
January 24, 2020
For decades, our family has enjoyed the formally novel products that Ms. Caplan introduced to our food supply. As a result of Fieda's vision and efforts, we (and many others) have lived much healthier and happier lives.

Thank you, Frieda. Rest in Peace.
January 24, 2020
May the God of all comfort be with you as a source of comfort and strength.
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