Archive for October 2018

Item of the Week: GREEN BEANS

Green beans are members of the common bean family, Phaseolus vulgaris, and are a popular part of diets around the world. There are slight variations in the shape in different areas of cultivation and green beans may be called by different names, including French beans, fine beans, string beans, or even squeaky beans, depending on…

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Item of the Week: HONEYCRISPS

Honeycrips is one variety of apples developed by Minnesota Agriculture Experiment. Compared to the common apple with beautiful and mouthwatering dark red skin, honeycrips apples have distinctive characteristics which are the yellow background of the skin with mottled red color. This variety of apple is very tasty because it is the hybrid of apples from…

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Item of the Week: PUMPKINS

In the United States, pumpkins go hand in hand with the fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. An orange fruit harvested in October, this nutritious and versatile plant features flowers, seeds and flesh that are edible and rich in vitamins. Pumpkin is used to make soups, desserts and breads, and many Americans include pumpkin pie…

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Item of the Week: ONIONS

Onions are part of the allium family of vegetables and herbs, which also includes chives, garlic, scallions, and leeks. Allium vegetables have been cultivated for centuries for their characteristic, pungent flavors and for their medicinal properties. Read more.

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