The Beet Blog

In Their Words: Veritable’s Bu Nygrens and Karen Salinger

Reposted from the Organic Produce Network on June 29, 2017 Beginning in the early 1970’s, Veritable Vegetables (VV) became part of a movement that sought to bring low-cost, nutritious food to neighborhood co-ops and community storefronts. These collectives, called The People’s Food System, extended throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and provided a large-scale […] Read Post »


Pluot: The New Summer Fruit

In the stone fruit world, there are many types including unique hybrids that combine varieties of plums and apricots. Pluots, plumcots, apriums, apriplums—the possibilities are endless. Pluots are a relative newcomer to the summer hybrid fruit lineup—but it has quickly become a favorite! Pluots refer to a large number of varieties that have a higher […] Read Post »


The Grape Debate

Grape season is underway and a plethora of varieties are hitting the market. Not only are grapes among the healthiest foods, they are also one of most colorful. Grapes range from blue-black to purple to red to green to very light green. While there are dozens of varieties, most people simply know them as red, […] Read Post »


Watermelon Mania

Watermelon is often synonymous with the first inklings of summer. Refreshing, delicious and healthy, this popular fruit has a deep history that goes back thousands of years. The origins of watermelon traces back to the deserts of southern Africa, where it still grows wild today. Its ancestor is a tough, drought-tolerant plant that was used […] Read Post »