Produce Talk

Item of the Week: MUSHROOMS

August 31, 2017

Mushrooms are fungi, which are so distinct in nature they are classified as their own kingdom – separate from plants or animals. While commonly placed in the vegetable category for dietary recommendations, mushrooms are, however, not a vegetable based on their cellular organization and composition such as chitin and ergosterol.

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Remember in September / Labor Day

August 21, 2017

The only holiday in September is “Labor Day” which is here and gone before you know it. Football season starts so you could have a “Football Kick off Sale” and promote in shell peanuts, cashews, pistachios, popcorn, fresh-cut fruit, party trays, pre-cut veggies, dressings and dips. Or you could have a “Back at School Promotion”.…

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Item of the Week: ARTICHOKES

August 10, 2017

Artichokes are absolutely packed with a number of vital antioxidants and phytonutrients, such as quercetin, rutin, gallic acid and cynarin. Artichokes make my list for the top 10 antioxidant foods due to their high ORAC score (oxygen radical absorption capacity), which tests the power of a plant to absorb and eliminate free radicals.

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Item of the Week: COCONUTS

August 4, 2017

Coconut is a mature fruit of the Cocos nucifera palm. It is one of very versatile and indispensable food item for millions of inhabitants of South and South-East Asia and Pacific islands. It is one of the most sought-after ingredients in the kitchen since it employed in almost each and every recipe prepared in these…

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Item of the Week: CARROTS

July 27, 2017

There are more than 100 species of carrots. Some are big, some are small, and they come in a variety of colors including: orange, purple, white, yellow and red.

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Item of the Week: WATERMELON

July 20, 2017

Watermelons have become synonymous with summer and picnics, and for good reason. Their refreshing quality and sweet taste help to combat the heat and provide a guilt-free, low maintenance dessert.

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Planning For August

July 13, 2017

Now that we are half way through July headed into August, we need to realize that “Summer Selling” isn’t close to over. During the month of August, all the summer selling items like peaches, plums, nectarines, grapes, melons, berries, homegrown corn and tomatoes reach their peak of flavor. The entire month you need to focus…

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Item of the Week: DAIKON RADISH

July 6, 2017

The word Daikon actually comes from two Japanese words: dai (meaning large) and kon (meaning root). Daikon is is root vegetable said to have originated in the Mediterranean and brought to China for cultivation around 500 B.C. Roots are large, often 2- to 4-inches in diameter and 6- to 20-inches long. There are three distinct…

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White-Flesh Peaches & Nectarines

June 29, 2017

Just like their name implies, white peaches have a creamy white interior, with a red-yellow exterior and fuzzy skin. White peaches differ slightly from their yellow counterparts in both appearance and flavor. White peaches are sweet and smooth, with low acid levels. They are also quite delicate.

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July Preview

June 26, 2017

The only holiday in July is July 4th. By now, you are in the heat of battle trying to capture all the sales you can, trying to get ready for the big, I mean BIG weekend especially with the 4th being on Tuesday. During the month of July, every week is like a holiday. July…

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