The Beet Blog

Melon Mania

What is summer without sweet, fragrant melons on a hot day? At the peak of their season, melons are available in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Aside from the familiar watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew, there are delicious specialty varieties available. Look for Ambrosia, Canary, Galia, Goddess, Piel de Sapo, Sensation, Sharlyn, and more! The melon […] Read Post »


Aubergine Essentials

Eggplants or aubergines are a species of nightshade. They contain seeds, which technically makes them a fruit. Most people are familiar with the plump egg-shaped purple variety, but there are many types available—some not even purple at all. While the flavor is more or less the same, the texture, shape, and skin color can vary […] Read Post »


Just Peachy

  What is summer without the lovely peach?  This summer fruit is versatile and can be enjoyed fresh or in any number of savory or sweet preparations. Peaches belong to the Prunus family, which also includes cherries, apricots, almonds, and plums. Peaches and nectarines are actually the same species even though we consider them different […] Read Post »


Summer Blues

  With the 4th of July just around the corner, make sure you’re stocking up on seasonal items, especially blueberries! No holiday is complete without the quintessential flag cake with blueberries for stars. Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with blue-purple berries. They are part of the genus Vaccinium, which also includes cranberries, bilberries and grouseberries. […] Read Post »