In Season: Fall Produce-Apples

Tips & Fun Facts: Apples are in the Rosaceae (rose) family, along with almonds, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, and strawberries. The only apples native to North America are crab apples. Apple trees must cross-pollinate in order to produce fruit; therefore, they need to be planted within approximately 100 feet of another cultivated apple tree variety, crab apple tree, or wild apple tree. … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Cranberries

October is National Cranberry Month! Check out these cranberry tips and recipes to add a pop of color and flavor to foods and beverages! Storage and Preparation Peak cranberry season is from October-December.  Fresh cranberries should be stored in the refrigerator, preferably in a crisper for about three to four weeks. Cranberries freeze very well, either whole … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Pumpkin

Fall is definitely the season for everything pumpkin! Try making pumpkin recipes at home with fresh pumpkins using these tips (or use canned pumpkin puree!): Selection & Preparation The best type of pumpkin for cooking is a “pie pumpkin” or “sweet pumpkin.” These are smaller than carving pumpkins and the flesh is sweeter and less watery.  Figure one … Read more

In Season: Summer Produce-Peaches

Sweet, juicy peaches are the best! There are many uses for peaches: Eating as is, adding to hot or cold cereal, smoothies, chilled soups, added to pancakes, or used in baking.  One thing is for sure, peaches create an amazing flavorful experience.  See below for tips and recipes! Selection, Storage, and Preparation Ripe peaches should be stored in … Read more