The Beet Blog

Falling for Winter Squash

Pumpkins may get a lot glory as we approach Halloween but let’s not forget about the many other varieties of hard winter squash available. Winter squash is sweeter, denser and firmer than summer squash. They also are extremely versatile and come in a myriad of colors, shapes and sizes. Although they often called winter squash, […] Read Post »


Food hubs: The logistics of Local

Reposted from California Agriculture, July-September 2017 | Volume 71 Number 3 Summary Connecting small farms with big buyers — like UC campuses. Full text Demand for locally grown food is gaining traction, including among larger institutional buyers like UC campuses. This trend is creating sales opportunities for smaller-scale farms that would otherwise focus on direct […] Read Post »


Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Thanks to the initiative shown by Wholesum Harvest Farms and Organically Grown Company, with major support from Heath & Lejeune and Veritable Vegetable, 39 pallets of organic fruit, vegetables and food products were consolidated in Los Angeles for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. F&A Freight, out of Nogales, donated their trucking services and shipped the food […] Read Post »


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 »