Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

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 »


Keeping the Shelves Stocked at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the most incredible and hectic holiday for the produce department. The size of deliveries increase, the number of customers increase and sales definitely increase. Farmers are coming and going dropping off produce, semi-trucks of produce unloading pallet after pallet. Hand trucks are loaded, prep sinks are full, displays are being filled, samples are […] Read Post »


Extending Shelf Life

With the holidays looming, properly receiving and storing your produce is of the utmost importance. As a very perishable item, produce needs to be received and stored in the right temperature zone as quickly as possible to reduce loss of product quality. Oliver Wyman, an international retail consulting firm published in a 2014 report titled […] Read Post »