Tag Archives: organic

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 »


Specialty Citrus

“A Kumquat for John Keats” Sweet pulp and sour skin- or was it sweet outside and sour within? For however many kumquats that I eat I’m not sure if it’s flesh or rind that’s sweet. – Tony Harrison When most people think of kumquats they think of the mouth puckering tartness of the Nagami kumquat. […] Read Post »


Got Grass?

Harvesting asparagus is one of the more labor-intensive jobs in agriculture with high production costs. In California, growers pay a fair share for labor, commanding a higher price for local grass. In Mexico, a laborer might make $5-8 a day making the cost of imported asparagus seem less. Asparagus was first planted in California in […] Read Post »


USDA approves transitional certification for farmers switching to organic

Reposted from New Hope Network. Original Source: Organic Trade Association Today, the Organic Trade Association announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help guide farmers transitioning into certified organic agricultural production. Using standards developed by OTA, the National Certified Transitional Program will provide oversight to approved Accredited Organic Certifying Agents offering […] Read Post »


Gearing up for the Holidays

With the major holidays behind us there are still plenty of opportunities to tie in your product mix with festive holidays, championships and more. Tangerines, pomelos and oranges are considered good fortune fruit for the Lunar New Year (Jan 28). These fruits are thought to bring continuous prosperity–the more you eat, the more wealth it […] Read Post »