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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 »


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 »


Strawberry Fields

It’s the peak of strawberry season and we’re more than a little giddy over the quality of sweet, plump fruit coming in. Dating back to the 18th century, the strawberry, also known as the garden strawberry or fragaria ananassa, originated in Europe as a hybrid of two wild strawberry species from North America and Chile. […] Read Post »