Tag Archives: Produce Notes

I Yam What I Yam

For most of us, yams and sweet potatoes (shown above) are confusing. Are they the same? Are they different? We’re here to set the record straight: sweet potatoes are not a type of yam, and yams are not a type of sweet potato. They are both tuberous root vegetables that come from a flowering plant, […] Read Post »


Shake Your Pom-Pom

Many wait all year for pomegranates, often referred to as poms, to come in season. Although it’s tricky to get to the actual seeds, the delicious flavor and many health benefits, make this super food well worth the effort. Pomegranates originated in the region from modern-day Iran to northern India. There is mention of the […] Read Post »


All Hail the Persimmon

With the arrival of fall, comes the arrival of many new fruits including a less common favorite: persimmon. In Latin, persimmon means “food for the gods.”  Persimmons originated in Japan and made its way to the U.S. in 1856 where it’s been gaining popularity ever since. In general, there are two types of persimmon fruit: […] Read Post »


Falling for Winter Squash

Pumpkins may get a lot glory as we approach Halloween but let’s not forget about the many other varieties of hard winter squash available. Winter squash is sweeter, denser and firmer than summer squash. They also are extremely versatile and come in a myriad of colors, shapes and sizes. Although they often called winter squash, […] Read Post »


All About Asian Pears

As we ease into fall, there is no shortage of fruits and vegetables to inspire menus and delight palettes. One fruit we cannot get enough of are Asian pears. This fall fruit comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. They can vary in color from golden yellow to green or even speckled and […] Read Post »