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Produce News for Week of May 14, 2012

 SUMMER SWEET CORN (MONDAY, MAY 14): Hey, this week happens to be National Etiquette Week. So, let's talk summer sweet corn. I mean, what better etiquette item than sweet corn. I mean, you got all that butter, you got it all over your hands, gets all over your mouth, all over your chin. New crop corn, of course ‑‑ Florida has been supplying corn for a long time. But now, we start in Southern California, in the desert region of California. And when they start, that really is the official ‑‑ oh, take a look at this corn right here.

Produce News for Week of May 9, 2012

 THE "AVENGERS" OF THE PRODUCE DEPT. (Monday, May 7):       Have you seen the Avengers yet? Holy Toledo, what a huge blockbuster already, just in one weekend.  So I thought it would be fun to talk about the "Avengers" of the produce department.  There are some Avengers in the produce department.

Produce News for week of April 30, 2012

 ASPARAGUS, FAT OR SKINNY (Monday, April 30):     Okay.  The question is very simple: do you want skinny asparagus or do you want the big fat asparagus?  Skinny or fat?  You know, when it comes to us, we want, of course, to be healthy.  You know, I don't talk about fat or skinny, I talk about, we need to be healthy.  Well, let me talk about skinny ‑‑ let me give you the "skinny" on skinny asparagus.  Skinny asparagus, the little thin asparagus, comes from old, tired fields.  That's right.  They use the fields,

Produce News for April 23, 2012

 JAZZ APPLES (MONDAY, APRIL 23): Okay, we are going to join the Jazz band. Okay, we are going to make music with apples. It all starts with the Gala apple. You know the Gala apples become one of the most popular apple. Not just in the United States, but all the around the world. So, it all starts with this beautiful Gala apple right here. Now, what if you cross the Gala apple with a Braeburn apple? You never heard of a Braeburn apple? Breaburn is like the most popular dessert apple in New Zealand.

Produce News for April 16, 2012

 PEELING BANANAS (MONDAY, APRIL 16): (Singing) “Hey, hey we are the Monkey's and people say we monkey around." I remember I wasn't that old, and I was watching Davey Jones and the Monkey's. Oh my goodness what a shame about Davey Jones. But, it got me thinking monkeys and bananas. What does that have to do with each other? But you know in the wild, in Africa, monkeys and orangutans they peel the banana a certain way. So, I thought I'd show you the proper way of peeling a banana.

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