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Maple Madness

As the weather cools down, we turn our attention to fall favorites: apples, pears, winter squash, pomegranates, and more. But let’s not overlook one quintessential fall item: maple syrup. We’re pretty familiar with the delicious golden syrup enjoyed with our pancakes, but what is maple syrup and where does it come from? Maple syrup is […] Read Post »


Mushroom Month

September is National Mushroom Month! So for all you mushroom fans out there, it’s the perfect time to let the mycopia mania begin! Ancient Egyptians believed mushrooms were the immortality plant. In traditional Chinese medicine, mushrooms are believed to have medicinal value. Although there is no concrete evidence for such uses, mushrooms are very nutritious […] Read Post »


All Hail the Persimmon

With the arrival of fall, comes the arrival of many new fruits including a less common favorite: persimmon. In Latin, persimmon means “food for the gods.”  Persimmons originated in Japan and made its way to the U.S. in 1856 where it’s been gaining popularity ever since. In general, there are two types of persimmon fruit: […] Read Post »


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 »


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 »