The Beet Blog

All About Asian Pears

As we ease into fall, there is no shortage of fruits and vegetables to inspire menus and delight palettes. One fruit we cannot get enough of are Asian pears. This fall fruit comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. They can vary in color from golden yellow to green or even speckled and […] Read Post »


Too Hot To Handle

Summer may be winding down but the chili pepper market is just heating up. Chili pepper is the fruit of the plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family. Chile peppers originated in Mexico and can be traced back to the human diet in the Americas as early as 7500 BCE. Chili peppers […] Read Post »


Getting Figgy With It

                Although dried figs are available most of the year, nothing compares to the unique taste of fresh figs. Fresh figs have the perfect balance of sweet taste, chewy texture and their seeds provide a satisfying crunch. The first mention of figs can be traced back as early […] Read Post »


A foray into food distribution

Reposted from Kitchen Table Advisors The (secret) journey of a head of lettuce You’re seated at your favorite neighborhood restaurant, getting ready to dig into a crisp summer salad. You can just picture how, earlier that day, a grinning, overall-clad farmer—let’s call her Maria—picked that perfectly curly head of lettuce, placed it gently in a […] Read Post »