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    Melissa's Produce

    Slow Down Summer for a Savory Winter

    September 2021
    If you are like me, summer can be a busy time going here and there and getting projects done around the house to prepare for winter. One of my favorite things to do is prep some of summer's bounty for winter enjoyment.

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    Melissa's Produce

    The Real Tomato Time!

    August 2021
    We see them all year long in our favorite grocery stores in all shapes, packages and sizes. Most suffice when needed for a basic recipe, but despite the excellent appearance of some new breeds and the advanced storing and growing techniques, most taste just ok.
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    A Few Tips to Make Better Produce Purchases

    July 2021
    While merchandising in the produce department one Friday, I watched a customer pick out an organic pineapple. He would flick it with his index finger to check for ripeness as he picked up each one. 
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  • Organic Apricots
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    Summer Organic Fruit Salad

    June 2021
    It being June, we've all been starting to enjoy the fantastic selection of Melissa's organic summer fruit that has been showing up in our favorite stores; plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, melons, berries, all at their peak flavor. 
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  • Image of Organic Strawberries
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    A Most Versatile Berry

    May 2021
    This amazing fruit has been around for centuries. The name is believed to have come from several places. One idea is that the name represents the plant’s runners, which were said to have been “strawed” or strewn over the ground in ancient times. 
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  • Image of Organic Collard Greens
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    A New Springtime Favorite!

    April 2021
    Springtime and fresh greens just seem to go hand and hand. Perhaps it's because this time of year makes us think about eating a little less heavy, or maybe it's just because Melissa's organic greens seem to be abundant in the marketplace.
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  • Organic Kale
    Melissa's Produce

    It's Funny How Things Go In Cycles

    March 2021
    In the 1700s and early 1800s, kale, oats and barley made up the bulk of the Scottish diet. As a matter of fact, the familiar green curly kale we find in our produce departments today is also known as scotch or scotch curled kale.
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  • Organic Beets
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    You Can't “Beet” ‘em!

    December 2020
    An old produce adage is that you can’t beat 
    beets. Well, the truth is you can. You see the beet greens are actually higher in nutrition than the beets themselves. 
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