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Fruit

How Did the Most Popular Apples Get Their Names?

Ever wondered how certain apples got their names? Here are the stories behind a few of our favorite apple varieties. There’s a plethora of perfect produce this time of year, and our favorite seasonal...
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Avocados don't ripen? Slow to turn dark and they stay hard

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by mushroomaffairs 2 months ago

My are Shoprite stores having been selling avocados every week for only $.89/ea so I've been buying a number of them. I've left some in a bowl with other fruits like bananas, apples and tomatoes a...

Calling All Gardener Cooks...

MunchkinRedux
by MunchkinRedux 2 months ago

It's peak season for summer veggies in the PNW where I live. That means some long days in the garden, followed by many hours in the kitchen cooking with and preserving all our fresh produce. It m...

Italian Prune Plums - Did I miss the season?

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by MrIncognito1 9 years ago

Just was wondering if I missed the season for Italian Prune Plums this year. I usually check Whole Foods in Sept-Oct for them but I haven't been able to get to a Whole Foods or the JFX market for ...

Where to find torpedo melons in Toronto?

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by ilinda 1 month ago

I am wondering if anyone has found where to buy Torpedo melons in Toronto. They look like rugby footballs, large, long and oval, but with a yellow-green skin similar to a cantaloupe. They have ligh...

Fruits these days... goes bad before ripening

BamiaWruz
by BamiaWruz 9 years ago

It's been over 4 years now that I've noticed that almost all fruits go bad instead of ripenning. Is it just me or is anyone noticing this? I'm not one of those people who forgets about their...

Best Fruit - Arnett Farms: Stone Fruit, Pluots, you name it!

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 3 months ago

At the Irvine (and Torrance) Farmer's Markets, Arnett Farms continues to be an absolute GEM! I've been going to this stand for years and years and they continue to amaze me with the quality and va...

Fruit Preserves - lemon, salt, sugar?

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by lisaleira 6 months ago

Hello all! After a medical consultation and feeling ready for the sad challenge, I’m going to try a partial keto genic diet. It’s sad because I love food and the bounties of carbohydrates. Espec...

What fruit is this?

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by MarkNZ 6 months ago

Hi. My friends have this tree at their new house with fruit on it that the birds love. The size is about 1 and half inches across. Any ideas what it could be? I live in New Zealand.

Where to double CalFresh buying power

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

In California the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is called CalFresh. CalFresh recipients can stretch their buying power by purchasing Califo...

Passion flower/fruit

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by ae31860 10 months ago

I am live in North Carolina, in the southeast of the foothills. I love passion fruit. However, getting it in the store is expensive and it is very hard to find. So, I began to wonder if I could gro...

Frozen Tropical Fruit

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by Timothy468 9 months ago

I have looked online and found nothing (other than ads) when searching for the "best frozen tropical fruits". I recently returned briefly to Hawaii and wondered why we ever left - the fresh fruit i...

New cutting gadget

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by diegomed14 9 months ago

Hello everyone, I am new here, but I was searching for a good home-cooking discussion page and found this one. I wanted to know what are some of your thoughts on this cool new hand-held gadget that...

Winter scurvy

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by fionasit 10 months ago

Seasonal fruit and veg are not available here in the Midwest. Once in awhile I see a lovely color on a vegetable and then I buy it. For the most part frozen veg, limited fruits are consumed. This r...

El Valle Produce in Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

On a warm day last summer, I dashed into El Valle Produce in search of a cool beverage. I grabbed this watermelon-mint-limeade from the self-serve case which did the trick. The store has an attrac...

Pharmacy to Farm

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Pharmacy to Farm started as a New York City Health Department pilot program in the spring of 2017, funded by the USDA’s Farm Bill. When patients pick up their blood pressure medication at p...

Am I the only one who doesn't eat fruit or a lot of vegetables?

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by pariscatlia 1 year ago

So please tell me I'm not the only one. Now I'm not joking, but the only fruit I eat is raisins and olives. Yes olives are a fruit surprisingly (I've done my research). And pretty much the only veg...

Helping low-income women afford healthier food may have reversed a rise in childhood obesity

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . In other words, the policy changes have resulted in physically and mentally healthier children—an outcome that, after all, is central to WIC’s mission. Established as part of the Child Nutr...

July 2018 Dish of the Month: STONE FRUIT CAKES

herby
by herby 2 years ago

Welcome to July, 2018 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be baking stone fruit cakes. A stone fruit, also called a drupe, is a fruit with a large "stone" inside. The stone is so...

ISO your foodie shopping recs BTW Brantford and Beamsville

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by itryalot 1 year ago

Hi - Will be in that area on a Sunday. Planning to stop in at farmstands...thinking Romagnoli. Stopping at Littlefoot Farms, Roma Pizza to pick up a flat pizza. Looking for your recs for markets,...

Stone Fruit near Boston

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by daveinmd 1 year ago

Hi folks, Peaches and nectarines are some of my favorite fruit, but I've been frustrated by the quality of the peaches and nectarines I've gotten around here. The stuff from California looks good...