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…

Hug A Farmer Today: It’s National Agriculture Day and Week

It’s the first day of Spring 2018! It’s also National Agriculture Day. That it coincides with the beginning of this wonderful season makes it a great day to celebrate the people who and the industry that feeds the world. Life on the farm is filled with challenges and the work is never done. A farmer…

The Artichoke: A Fallen Goddess Returned to Culinary Glory

March 16 is National Artichoke Hearts Day! The origin of these deliciously creamy and rich flavored vegetables is an interesting journey around the Mediterranean to the modern world.   But first of all let’s set the record straight.  Artichokes are not technically a vegetable. They are a flower and if left to fully mature will…

The World Doubles Down on Fresh Produce

Sales of fresh produce around the world more than doubled in the last three years according to a new industry report. In 2015 Fruit Logistica, the world’s largest trade fair for fruits and vegetables, reported that worldwide sales topped two trillion euros. In 2018 that number rose to almost five trillion euros.   But does…

When Is A Berry Not A Berry? When It’s A Strawberry.

February 27th is National Strawberry Day. Why it was chosen and not some fine summer day we do not know but we are not complaining. These beautiful fruits need the recognition. But technically they are not berries! It’s National Strawberry Day in the U.S. But did you know that the strawberry is not technically a…