Ripe & Juicy: Making the Most of Summer Fruit

Summer time is fruit time! Berries are bursting, peaches are perfect, and melons are mouthwatering. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or planning a picnic, summer fruit tastes good and is good for you. Bonus point: compared to tropical fruits like bananas and mangos, summer fruits have less sugar and a lower glycemic impact. […]

Spring Cleaning Your Produce

Warmer weather is finally here!  You can spring clean not only your house but also your produce by looking for organic, which is produced without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers. Organic produce isn’t irradiated or treated with industrial solvents, and it has not been genetically modified. Fortunately, when you are in a grocery store, there […]

Fall Farmer’s Markets and Local Food

Fall is a great time of year to visit your local farmer’s markets!  There is an abundance of beautiful fruits and vegetables available in the fall and you can support your local farmer at the same time.  You can save money as well by buying your produce in season, while giving you the freshest, tastiest choices.  The […]

Fun with Stone Fruits

What do pluots, nectaplums, and peacharines have in common? (Aside from their weird names…) They’re all hybrid stone fruits that have been cross-pollinated the old-fashioned way to create fun new summer fruits to whet our appetites. The stone fruit category includes apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, and cherries—that is, fruit with pits. Their wacky-sounding offspring include: […]

Use Your Melon

Whether you like to let the juice trickle down your chin or you’d rather have a seed-spitting contest, everybody loves eating melons during the summer months. You can find melons in just about every color, size, and flavor—some easily weigh 10 pounds, while others are “personal-sized.” Some have seeds; some don’t. There’s a melon for […]

Why Berries Are the Best Summer Treats

Nothing quite says “summer” like berries! And that’s a good thing, because not only are berries excellent sources of antioxidants—anthocyanin is the purplish-reddish pigment that makes blueberries blue and blackberries black—berries contain less sugar than most fruits do. (Tropical fruits like mangoes, pineapples, and bananas contain the most sugar.) And thanks to tiny seeds found […]

10 Creative Ways To Make the Most of Summer Fruit

Ripe peaches, sweet strawberries, juicy plums—summertime means an onslaught of fresh fruit at delicious prices. Now what to do with all this bounty? It’s just too good to pass up! Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your favorite fruits now and later. The easiest way to preserve your fruit is to do what […]