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Hello, Honeydew

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get excited for melons! Although often overlooked next to summer’s more vibrant melons, honeydew—particularly ripe honeydew during peak season–is glorious! A ripe honeydew bursts with floral sweetness, dripping with juices that taste very much like honey. Its pale green rind surrounds similarly pale green flesh and […] Read Post »


How Good is Your Shrink?

  Produce managers generally have a sense that there will always be some level of shrink. It used to be that a certain percentage of shrink was actually a byproduct of the “stack ‘em high and watch ‘em fly” strategy to reach sales goals so shrink was tolerated with a “good enough” syndrome. However, times […] Read Post »


Cauliflower 101

“A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” – Mark Twain Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts. The head is made up of tightly packed clusters of florets, known as the “curd”.  It is believed to have originated in Asia Minor and ancestry […] Read Post »