Tag Archives: Produce Notes

Lucky Citrus

With the Lunar New Year coming up on February 5th, stock up on “lucky” citrus. On the lunar calendar, this if the first day of the year. It is also arguably the most important day of the year—one that involves weeks of cleaning, preparation and of course celebration. Citrus fruit play a big role during […] Read Post »


The Wax Factor

Many organic fruits and vegetables, such as apples, produce their own natural wax. However, some produce requires additional wax to decrease dehydration and slow down decay as it makes its way to market. Wax provides a protective coating to seal in moisture and keep produce looking fresher for longer. The most commonly waxed items are […] Read Post »


Juice is the Word

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the onslaught of  New Year’s resolutions around eating better, or as we like to call it, Juice Cleansing January. Customers will be perusing the produce section with more frequency looking for fresh options to juice. Plan ahead and anticipate your customers’ juicing needs. Celery […] Read Post »


Orange Fever

Nothing is quite as exciting as the start of citrus season, specifically the return of California grown navel oranges. Navels are large, seedless, sweet and easy to peel. The juicy segments separate easily, which make these the perfect citrus snack. Navels gets their name from the “bellybutton” or the under developed fruit protruding at the […] Read Post »


The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is synonymous with celebrations around food and sharing the bounty with friends and family. It is believed that the first Thanksgiving occurred in 1621, a three-day feast between Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians to celebrate the bountiful corn harvest that year. It was celebrated on and off after that but it wasn’t until 1863 […] Read Post »