The Beet Blog

Extending Shelf Life

With the holidays looming, properly receiving and storing your produce is of the utmost importance. As a very perishable item, produce needs to be received and stored in the right temperature zone as quickly as possible to reduce loss of product quality. Oliver Wyman, an international retail consulting firm published in a 2014 report titled […] Read Post »


Getting into the Holiday Swing

With November under way, we all know this is one of the industry’s busiest times of the year. Thanksgiving is a holiday where we depend on both key and specialty produce items being available to satisfy our customer’s needs. Now is the time to start letting your Account Manager know what those needs are. It […] Read Post »


Retail Samples as Amuse-Bouche

Amuse-bouche is a beautiful pre-meal bite or delightful surprise from the chef. In French, amuser translates to amuse and bouche means mouth. It’s an opportunity for the chef to show off their flair or introduce a new flavor concept. The amuse-bouche can be one of the most memorable moments of the meal. Similarly, sampling in the produce department […] Read Post »


Arugula 101

Did you know there are two types of arugula? While similar in common name and flavor, these two plants are entirely different species: arugula (eruca sativa) and wild arugula (diplotaxis tenuifolia). Arugula has been around longer than most of us. The first recorded use of arugula dates back to the Roman Empire where arugula was […] Read Post »