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…

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…

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…

What Are The Most Popular Fruits and Veggies?

What are your favorite fruits and veggies? And which do you buy most? Are you the typical buyer or do you have a lot of variety in your fresh produce purchases? Here are the top ten fruits and veggies that Americans bought last year. According to a major fresh produce industry trade journal, The Packer, Americans…

Cabbage: From Riches to Rags and Back Again

  This week’s veggie of the week has been much maligned in art and literature as it served as a symbol of the basest of human existence. But as one of the healthiest foods it can be at home not only on the daily dinner table but on the menu of the top restaurants. February…

A Perfect Valentine’s Day Fruit: The Cherimoya

With it’s perfect heart shape, deliciously creamy texture, sweet tropical flavors and its rumored aphrodisiac effects, this South American native fruit is sure to spice up your Valentine’s Day menu. A great alternative, or better yet, companion to the Valentine’s Day all star, the strawberry. Valentine’s Day is coming up next week and as much…

The Reigning Super Bowl Star Not Named Tom Brady: The Avocado

One Hundred Million. That’s the enormous number associated with the Super Bowl, America’s yearly ritual with its favorite sport, football. Yes, that is the number of people watching (plus about 20 million more) but it’s also the number of pounds of avocados that the viewers eat during the game (plus about 30 million more). How…

Smooth As Butter, Sweet As A Nut

This week we highlight one of the newest veggies to be developed that is a staple of the grocery produce rack, the butternut squash. This wintertime favorite, with its weird shape, looks like it’s a fun-house-mirror reflection of it’s not so distant cousin, the pumpkin. It’s long neck and bulbous bottom couldn’t have been better designed by an animator for a Disney cartoon. Even though its look is a bit comical, we think it is still a beautiful site because of its delicious flavor. The name suggests it and its creator said it was named that because its taste was “smooth as butter and sweet as a nut.”

A Sweet Potato By Any Other Name…

Produce Buzz Veggie of the Week: Sweet Potatoes. A tropical tuber’s name causes confusion for many of us, but one of its original names might be a clue to a historical puzzle. Wintertime is a perfect time to indulge in the vast array of root vegetables that are available when many other fruits and veggies…