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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.

Produce News for April 9, 2012

SWEET POTATOES (MONDAY, APRIL 9): Well, I hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend. I know I did. I hope you ate well. One of the traditional items for Easter meal is, of course, sweet potatoes. And I know from many, many people Easter's the last day of the year, well, before Thanksgiving that you ever touch another sweet potato and I just want to come and remind you sweet potatoes, all though they may be ugly they are indeed the healthiest vegetable grown on planet earth. So, please do not let this be the last time you enjoy the moist sweet potatoes.

Produce News for April 2, 2012

 NAVEL ORANGES (MONDAY, APRIL 2): Hey, the N. C. double A. National Championship basketball game tonight, what an exciting game that is going to be. You know there are a lot of basketball players that before they ever get on the court, they have a lot of oranges. There is a chemical in navel oranges in particular that help you breathe better. So when you are running up and down that court, you're going to breathe a lot easier. But I was noticing some of these navel oranges have you noticed that they are starting to get a little lopsided.

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