The Beet Blog

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 »


What is an Heirloom Tomato?

Walk through any natural grocery store or farmer’s market in the summer and you would be hard pressed to not see rows of beautiful brightly colored heirloom tomatoes. Heirlooms have become increasingly popular and are more readily available in the past few years. What exactly is an heirloom and how is it different from a […] Read Post »


Cornology

It’s hard to think of summer without thinking of delicious fresh sweet corn. But what is it and where did this popular crop come from? Sweet corn is a variety of maize with high sugar content. Unlike field corn varieties which are harvested when kernels are dry and mature, sweet corn is harvested when immature […] Read Post »