Produce Talk

Item of the Week: GREEN BEANS

October 25, 2018

Green beans are members of the common bean family, Phaseolus vulgaris, and are a popular part of diets around the world. There are slight variations in the shape in different areas of cultivation and green beans may be called by different names, including French beans, fine beans, string beans, or even squeaky beans, depending on…

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Item of the Week: HONEYCRISPS

October 19, 2018

Honeycrips is one variety of apples developed by Minnesota Agriculture Experiment. Compared to the common apple with beautiful and mouthwatering dark red skin, honeycrips apples have distinctive characteristics which are the yellow background of the skin with mottled red color. This variety of apple is very tasty because it is the hybrid of apples from…

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Item of the Week: PUMPKINS

October 10, 2018

In the United States, pumpkins go hand in hand with the fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. An orange fruit harvested in October, this nutritious and versatile plant features flowers, seeds and flesh that are edible and rich in vitamins. Pumpkin is used to make soups, desserts and breads, and many Americans include pumpkin pie…

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Item of the Week: ONIONS

October 5, 2018

Onions are part of the allium family of vegetables and herbs, which also includes chives, garlic, scallions, and leeks. Allium vegetables have been cultivated for centuries for their characteristic, pungent flavors and for their medicinal properties. Read more.

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Item of the Week: POMEGRANATES

September 27, 2018

Ruby red, delicious and nutrient rich pomegranates pack a mighty punch in safeguarding your health. Pomegranate contains a unique and powerful antioxidant called punicalagin, the most abundant antioxidant in pomegranate, responsible for more than half of the antioxidant activity of pomegranate juice. Read more.

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Item of the week: NUTS

September 21, 2018

There are several reasons you’ll find nuts on nearly every smart-snacking list. First of all, they’re easy to pack if you’re on the go or to keep on hand in an office drawer or pantry. Plus the calories in nuts come from protein and the good-for-you unsaturated fats that keep you feeling satisfied longer than…

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Item of the Week: MUSHROOMS

September 14, 2018

What is a mushroom? Mushrooms are not plants! Recently it has been discovered that they are more closely related to animals. But at one time, Fungi, including mushrooms, were believed to be close relatives of plants so much of their nomenclature (names for parts of the mushroom) are close to the names used for plant…

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Item of the Week: HARD SQUASH

September 7, 2018

Although called “winter squash,” the natural season of these varieties of squash and pumpkins runs from late summer to mid-winter, with some varieties available year-round. There are several to choose from, from homey acorn squash to magical cinderella pumpkins to charmingly shaped turban squash. Read more.

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Crosset Company Produce & Floral Conference

August 31, 2018

Tuesday August 21st, I was at the Great American Ball Park trying to get set up for the Big Event, the Crosset Company’s Annual Produce and Floral Conference. Well, things seemed to be going pretty well when all of a sudden our Sales Manager Bob Lummis came to tell me there had been a change.…

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Item of the Week: PEARS

August 24, 2018

Sweet, delicious and rich flavored pears offer crunchiness of apples yet juicy as peach and nectarine. They are widely popular, particularly in the whole of the northern hemisphere, for their unique nutrient qualities. Read more.

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