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…

The Avocado is King on Cinco de Mayo, But Other Fruits Are Also Stars.

Salsas deserve more of the limelight on Cinco de Mayo. No party on this Mexican holiday is complete without a cast of creative and interesting salsas. 

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…

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…

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…

The Orange So Nice They Named It Twice!

Produce Buzz Fruit/Veggie of the Week: Cara Cara Oranges Probably one of the few things that is really, really awesome about winter time is the marvelous variety of delicious citrus fruits that are in season, plentiful and inexpensive. There is nothing like a fresh cut orange adorning your breakfast plate, ready to explode with flavor…

Were You A Victim of BSA (Brussels Sprouts Abuse)?

Produce Buzz’ Fruit/Veggie of the Week: Brussels Sprouts Do you gag at the thought of eating Brussels Sprouts? Then you may have been a victim of BSA (Brussels Sprouts Abuse) when you were served them years ago. This week we highlight Brussels Sprouts on Produce Buzz. This time of year they are readily available and…

Are Green Acres in Store for the Future of American Farms?

In the last few decades much has been said about the decline of small farmers and the belief that big corporations are gobbling up all the farmland, has become common. But the American family farm is still thriving in our modern age of technology.