'Peel the Love' for bananas

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- The Peel the Love Summer Truck Tour is a 4,800-mile, 102-day journey organized by DOLE® Bananas to bring delectable new summer recipes, serving suggestions and free samples to healthy-eating fans coast-to-coast - and to encourage Americans (and especially kids) to eat more fruits and vegetables. 

The tour visits Phoenix, one of eight banana-loving cities known for higher per-capita banana consumption and supermarket support, through July 7 as 

Visitors to the truck can receive FREE tastings, recipes, product samples and coupons. Plus, BOBBY BANANA, Dole's 6-foot bright-yellow banana character will be on hand to sign autographs and hand out balloons, hats, stickers, pencils and other fun items to kids.

Walmart (5250 W. Indian School Rd, Phoenix) July 5, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Phoenix Zoo (455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix) July 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Walmart (7975 W. Peoria Ave, Phoenix) July 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.