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Archive for October 2017

What to Expect in November

The month of November brings:  Veterans Day, Daylight Savings Fall Back and Thanksgiving Day.  This entire month you should put extra effort into your produce department.  You should constantly be working toward being known for the store that has the freshest, best quality produce, with the best attitude in your marketing area.  By doing so,…

Items of the Week: PUMPKIN & SQUASH

What exactly is a pumpkin? A vegetable? No. A fruit? Yes! A fruit is defined as being the part of the plant which contains seeds. The average pumpkin contains about a cup of seeds, so they are most definitely a fruit.


Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. (sow-in) The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and Northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.  This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark,…

Honeycrisp Apples

The Honeycrisp apple’s name says it all! Pleasantly crisp, sweet and juicy, this popular apple features a beautiful bright red skin mottled with pale green. Its complex flavor is subtly tart, and is a versatile ingredient for recipes ranging from sweet to savory. As a snack, Honeycrisp apples burst with juice with every bite, and…