Tag Archives: winter

Kale Yeah!

It was only a matter of time before the masses caught on to the nutritional powerhouse known as kale. These days, it’s found on menus of restaurants and cafes, in every store and likely in the veggie drawer of most households. With green superfoods all the rage, it’s no wonder kale is on everyone’s mind. […] Read Post »


All Hail the Mighty Cabbage

Often overlooked, cabbage is one of the healthiest and most versatile vegetables available. It’s mild, sweet, delicious and plentiful year-round. As a member of the Brassicaceae family, it’s related to other cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, collard greens, and brussels sprouts. Not only is this multi-layer vegetable high in vitamins and nutrients, it has anti-inflammatory […] Read Post »


Season Favorite: Minneola Tangelo

Although many citrus varieties look alike, Minneloas are easy to recognize with their knobby “neck” and elongated bell shape. The Minneola is a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. They are so distinctive, they earned their own classification, the tangelo. The first crosses were done in Florida in 1897 and California in 1898. The […] Read Post »


Blood Orange Season

  Blood oranges are not only delicious but one of the most beautiful fruits available this time of year. They are believed to have originated in either China or the southern Mediterranean, where they have been grown since the 18th century. They are now mainly grown in Italy, Spain, Texas and California. Sicily is world […] Read Post »


Cool as a Cucumber

The California cucumber season may be over but thanks to our growing partners in Mexico, we will have supply of ‘cukes through the colder months. Cucumber is a fruit from the Cucurbitaceae family. Scientifically known as Cucumis sativus, it belongs to the same family as zucchini, watermelon, pumpkin, and other types of summer squash. The cucumber plant is a creeping […] Read Post »