Tag Archives: citrus

Year End Merchandising Tips

The end of the year is busy time for produce as the holidays come one right after another. With Thanksgiving down, we have just a few more to go. Hanukkah (December 2-10th),  Christmas (December 25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st)  are filled with cultural and ethnic traditions that will affect your customers’ food and […] Read Post »


Orange Fever

Nothing is quite as exciting as the start of citrus season, specifically the return of California grown navel oranges. Navels are large, seedless, sweet and easy to peel. The juicy segments separate easily, which make these the perfect citrus snack. Navels gets their name from the “bellybutton” or the under developed fruit protruding at the […] Read Post »


Kale Yeah!

It was only a matter of time before the masses caught on to the nutritional powerhouse known as kale. These days, it’s found on menus of restaurants and cafes, in every store and likely in the veggie drawer of most households. With green superfoods all the rage, it’s no wonder kale is on everyone’s mind. […] Read Post »


All Hail the Mighty Cabbage

Often overlooked, cabbage is one of the healthiest and most versatile vegetables available. It’s mild, sweet, delicious and plentiful year-round. As a member of the Brassicaceae family, it’s related to other cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, collard greens, and brussels sprouts. Not only is this multi-layer vegetable high in vitamins and nutrients, it has anti-inflammatory […] Read Post »


Season Favorite: Minneola Tangelo

Although many citrus varieties look alike, Minneloas are easy to recognize with their knobby “neck” and elongated bell shape. The Minneola is a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. They are so distinctive, they earned their own classification, the tangelo. The first crosses were done in Florida in 1897 and California in 1898. The […] Read Post »