The Beet Blog

Save the Best for Last

Pixie tangerines are a great way to wind down the tangerine season. As the season comes to an end and starts to transition in to an explosion of berries, Pixies come in and steal the show. It’s hard not to love the sweet, seedless Pixie. Not only are they easy to peel but their juicy […] Read Post »


Specialty Citrus

“A Kumquat for John Keats” Sweet pulp and sour skin- or was it sweet outside and sour within? For however many kumquats that I eat I’m not sure if it’s flesh or rind that’s sweet. – Tony Harrison When most people think of kumquats they think of the mouth puckering tartness of the Nagami kumquat. […] Read Post »


CCOF Honors National Co+op Grocers with its First “Organic Champion” Award

Reposted from the National Co-op Grocer website.  California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), a nonprofit organization that provides organic certification, education, advocacy and promotion, last week honored National Co+op Grocers (NCG) with its first CCOF Foundation Organic Champion Award. NCG is the business services co-op for 148 retail food co-ops nationwide. CCOF presented the award at […] Read Post »


Got Grass?

Harvesting asparagus is one of the more labor-intensive jobs in agriculture with high production costs. In California, growers pay a fair share for labor, commanding a higher price for local grass. In Mexico, a laborer might make $5-8 a day making the cost of imported asparagus seem less. Asparagus was first planted in California in […] Read Post »