Posts by Amy Meyer

Preparing for January

The month of January is unique in that it is our lowest volume month of the year. Sales are derived from citrus, bananas, potatoes, grapes, strawberries, salads and value-added items.  This is the strongest period of the year for grapefruit, so big up front displays are a must. Navels are a big seller so you…

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Item of the Week: BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Brussels sprouts are part of a group of food called cruciferous vegetables which also includes broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, collards, kale and others. Studies show that cruciferous plants are some of the healthiest, most nutrient-dense, foods out there. Brussels sprouts are rich in a wide variety of nutrients including antioxidant carotenoids, B-complex vitamins, vitamins…

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Item of the Week: KIWI FRUIT

Kiwis are small fruits that pack a lot of flavor and plenty of health benefits. Their green flesh is sweet and tangy. It’s also full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber. Their small black seeds…

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Item of the Week: DATES

When many people think of dates, they usually think of them as snack or sweet treats, without any real significance in a diet. However, this is not true, as dates are nutritional powerhouses and should be consumed more often and taken advantage of. Dates actually come from a type of palm tree, and seems to…

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Item of the Week: MARADOL PAPAYAS

The flesh is soft, juicy and silky-smooth, with a delicate sweet flavor. It has a center cavity filled with small, round, black, peppery-tasting seeds, which are edible but generally discarded. Selection: Look for fruit that is bruise-free with smooth, unwrinkled skin. Avoid very soft fruit with a fermented aroma. Color is not necessarily an indication…

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FRUIT BASKETS

Fresh fruit in a basket brightens anyone’s day, especially when it’s tied with bright ribbon with a few added treats. Ripe, seasonal fruits work best if you can hand-deliver the basket; otherwise choose fruits that won’t get damaged or age too rapidly in the mail, such as citrus fruits and apples. Read more.

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Item of the Week: CLEMENTINES

Clementines are succulent fruits with a smooth and shiny appearance. They are generally seedless and are a cross hybrid between a sweet orange and mandarin orange. Clementine fruit is believed to have been discovered in the early twentieth century by a French missionary in Algiers and has been gaining a great deal of popularity since…

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THANKSGIVING DINNER RECIPES

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2018 occurs on Thursday, November 22. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated…

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Item of the Week: CRANBERRIES

Did you know that cranberries contain one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any fruit? They are among the fruits and vegetables richest in health-promoting antioxidants, which protect our cells from free-radical damage; including their ability to reduce body wide inflammation, boost immunity and more. Read now.

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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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