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Item of the Week: PINEAPPLES

November 22, 2017

Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. They are second only to bananas as America’s favorite tropical fruit. Although the season for pineapple runs from March through June, they are available year-round in local markets. Read more.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Read more.

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Item of the Week: SWEET POTATOES

November 10, 2017

How sweet it is for your health to eat sweet potatoes! Not only do they taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits. Many people think about sweet potatoes as being nothing more than plain old potatoes that can tweak our taste buds with some extra flavor. Yet cutting-edge research on sweet potatoes…

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Vegetarian Diet: How to get the best nutrition.

November 3, 2017

Vegetarian diets are popular. Reasons for following a vegetarian diet are varied but include health benefits, such as reducing your risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Read more.

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What to Expect in November

October 26, 2017

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,…

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Items of the Week: PUMPKIN & SQUASH

October 20, 2017

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. Read more.

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Halloween

October 12, 2017

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,…

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Honeycrisp Apples

October 5, 2017

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…

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What We Can Expect In October

September 29, 2017

Whether you’re ready or not, from a produce department sense it’s fall.  By now, your department should be set for “fall” selling, decorated with corn shocks, fall squash and plenty of pumpkins for sale.  With the transition from summer selling to fall selling, you’re probably finding sales are distinctly lower than the previous few months. …

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Sweetest Day

September 25, 2017

Sweetest Day is a holiday that is celebrated in the Midwest United States and parts of the Northeastern United States on the third Saturday in October.  It is a day to share romantic deeds or expressions.  Ten states and parts of two states observe Sweetest Day:  Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South…

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