Tag Archives: organic

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 »


All About Bananas

Banana Fun Facts Bananas are mentioned for the first time in history in Buddhist texts 600 years BC. The scientific name is musa sapientum, meaning “fruit of the wise men.” A cluster of bananas is called a hand, and a single banana is called a finger. Each banana hand has about 10 to 20 fingers. […] Read Post »