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Fireworks, Family and Food!

Enjoy July with your favorite fresh fruits and veggies. The first celebration is July 4th, aka Independence Day, and the most popular holiday of the summer. Beaches, barbecues and family get-togethers are the perfect time to share your favorite eats.
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Melissa’s offers top quality specialty produce for platters, recipes and on-the-go dishes. Trendy smashed potatoes are easy to prepare with our Red, White and Blue Potato Medley. Platters and charcuteries are perfect for fresh fruits and vegetables. Our ready-to-eat quinoa and polenta will add some flare to salads, sides and entrées.
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Looking for something to spice up your recipes? Try our Orange Habanero Salsa to add full flavor with some extra zip! Use it for dipping, garnishing or topping burgers! It is shelf-stable until open, then it needs refrigeration.
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Lots of snacking will be going on! Our CLEAN SNAX® are available in a variety of flavors and are perfect for everyone. Gluten-free and packed with healthy ingredients, you can be sure they will come back for more!
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For many, July 4th kicks off the grilling season. Items like stone fruit and portobello mushroom sandwiches are easy and on-trend. Did you know the best way to preserve the nutrients in fresh mushrooms is to grill them? Try preparing vegetable skewers made with fresh mushrooms, organic bell peppers, potatoes and organic zucchini. Grilled fruit, such as organic peaches and nectarines also make a delicious side dish or dessert. Just slice in half and place cut side down on a lightly oiled grill… Another all-time favorite is grilled sweet potatoes or yams sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. Delicious and even lower in fat than potato salad!
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Try some fresh cucumbers, a great side salad item, fresh sugar snap peas, organic baby peeled carrots, roasted jalapenos, fresh edamame and Baby Dutch Yellow® Potatoes for potato salads. And be sure to try our Dutch Yellow® Potatoes in the tray in assorted flavors. Just enjoy yourself while eating fresh!

Independence Day in the United States is an annual holiday commemorating the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, PA. On June 11, 1776, the colonies’ Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, formed a committee with the one purpose of drafting a document that would formally sever their ties with Great Britain. John Hancock was the president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first to sign the Declaration, with his flourished lettering taking over the document. (Hence, the saying when someone asks you for your “John Hancock,” they are asking for your signature!) The custom of celebrating eventually spread to other towns, both large and small, where the day was marked with processions, picnics, contests, games, military displays and fireworks. Congress officially adopted the final version on July 4, 1941, when it was declared a legal holiday.
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