Eat Ten Veggies a Day and Help a Worthy Cause

The New England Produce Council and the newly launched Produce Buzz Website have announced an event designed to challenge people in the produce industry to eat ten fruits and veggies a day.   “We are facing an ever-increasing health crisis in this country, and we in the produce business have a big part of the…

The Strange Alien World Inside Ours That Gives Us Our Fruits and Veggies

Without these weird and wonderful creatures living in a society that demands total sacrifice, we would not have the abundant variety of fresh produce that we enjoy. Saturday, August 18th is a day to celebrate them.

Farmers Markets Offer More Than Great Fruits and Veggies

This is National Farmers Market Week and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the exploding resurgence of these ancient institutions. It’s like a weekly holiday when the local farmers market rolls around in your neighborhood. If you don’t know what we are talking about then you haven’t been to one in a while. Farmers Markets…

Happy National Avocado Day!

Avocados work miracles for our bodies in so many ways. You probably have already heard they are the “good kind of fat” but here’s a list of other things they can do for you and it’s not just on your insides. Avocados are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They are also probably…

Grilled Veggies (And Fruits) Will Put Your July 4th Party Over the Top

Burgers and dogs are the undisputed stars of Fourth of July celebrations. But keep some space on the grill for the beauty and deliciousness of summer’s cornucopia. The color and flavors of grilled fruit and veggies will delight your family and guests. We at Produce Buzz have an agenda. We want you to eat more…

THE LONG DARK AGES FOR SALAD

May is National Salad Month in the United States. It’s great that we can celebrate the rise in popularity of these delicious creations. Almost everyone today recognizes the health benefits of salads made with fresh greens and other veggies. But for nearly two millennia that wasn’t the case at all. In fact, the prevailing wisdom…

How Sweet It Is! Time for Vidalia Onions.

Friday, April 20 is the release date for the 2018 new crop of Vidalia Onions, so Produce Buzz takes this opportunity to peel back some of the layers of this flavorful, bulbous veggie. What do you mean? Onions can have a release date? Can they be like a new iPhone or a rock band’s latest…

If You Think Celery is Boring, Think Again!

March is National Celery Month and so we take time to highlight this vegetable that seems so utilitarian but was once a symbol of wealth for the likes of the Astors and Vanderbilts. It was prized throughout history, from the ancient world through the Renaissance and into the Industrial Revolution. You may very well consider…