What’s Fresh?

Cool as a Cucumber

The California cucumber season may be over but thanks to our growing partners in Mexico, we will have supply of ‘cukes through the colder months. Cucumber is a fruit from the Cucurbitaceae family. Scientifically known as Cucumis sativus, it belongs to the same family as zucchini, watermelon, pumpkin, and other types of summer squash. The cucumber plant is a creeping […] Read Post »


Stocking up for the New Year

Now that we have made it through the two big produce holidays it’s time to prepare for the onslaught of New Year’s ‘get healthy’ resolutions revolving around eating healthier and juice cleansing. Customers will be hitting up the produce, fresh-cut and deli sections looking for fresh produce options. Keep your fresh-cut displays looking fresh and […] Read Post »


Satsumas, Mandarins, Tangerines, Oh My!

In the midst of citrus season, there are many varieties of small, orange fruits available. With over 167 different hybrids and varietals recognized by the Citrus Variety Collection of the University of California, it’s no surprise people often confuse mandarins, satsumas, clementines and tangerines. In the U.S, mandarins and tangerines are commonly used interchangeably even […] Read Post »


Return of the Navel

It’s citrus season, which means many of our favorite fruits are back! Domestic Washington variety navels make their first appearance in mid to late October and are available in good supply through winter. The navel is a large seedless orange that is sweet and easy to peel. The juicy segments generally separate effortlessly which make […] Read Post »


I Yam What I Yam

For most of us, yams and sweet potatoes (shown above) are confusing. Are they the same? Are they different? We’re here to set the record straight: sweet potatoes are not a type of yam, and yams are not a type of sweet potato. They are both tuberous root vegetables that come from a flowering plant, […] Read Post »