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...

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

by pariscatlia 16 days 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...

Fruits these days... goes bad before ripening

by BamiaWruz 8 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months 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

by herby 1 year 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...

Pharmacy to Farm

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months 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...

ISO your foodie shopping recs BTW Brantford and Beamsville

by itryalot 2 months 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

by daveinmd 3 months 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...

Soft lemons - still good for juice?

by michaeljc70 5 months ago

I have a bunch of lemons that were in the fridge drawer (not sure how long). They are sort of soft if I squeeze them. If this was an orange or another piece of fruit, I'd toss it. I am wondering...

Alphonso mango PSA

by cavorting 5 months ago

Just to say I got a box of Alphonso mangos at Vik's Chaat for $34. 10-14 mangos, 3-3.5 kg. Waiting for them to ripen! They didn't have kesars despite having prices on the board.

Grenadilla in NYC?

by awills85 7 months ago

Hi all! I recently went to Peru and fell in love with Grenadilla (similar to passion fruit but sweeter). I'm determined to find a place to buy it in NYC but Google searches aren't helping. Has a...


Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 years ago

Please use this thread for all reports and discussion of recipes from Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More, our Baking and Dessert COTM for June, July, and Augus...

Dried Lychee nuts?

by Bob 16 years ago

When I was a kid I used to get dried lychee nuts from the Chinese laundries in NYC. I can't seem to find that out here. I had a Chinese friend who said they probably can't import them for health...

Where can I buy Japanese-grown fruits in Toronto?

by scherz0 11 months ago

I refer to their melons, strawberries, peaches that are far tastier than regular Canadian supermarkets' varieties (Loblaws, Whole Foods Market): see http://j-fruits.com/en/, and https://press.ikida...

Am I the only one who hates Harry & David?

by aliris 12 years ago

Harry & David is mysteriously popular, it seems to me. Every year I receive at least one of their baskets piled high with mostly paper and air and absolutely dreadful bags of stale, tasteless-at-b...

Teatime in Narnia: Mr. Tumnus' Burnt Sugar Cake

by rainymuffins 11 months ago

My treat this week was a step into the wardrobe. C.S. Lewis has been a favorite of mine since childhood, and I have always wished I could find myself in the middle of a wintry wood and bump into M...

Cotton Candy and generic Moon Drop grapes

by youngho 1 year ago

I was happy to find more Cotton Candy grapes at my local Whole Foods today, but I was surprised to find generic Moon Drop grapes for sale at the Star Market in Auburndale for only 97 cents per poun...

Why is there no fresh guanabana in the US?

by Steve 10 years ago

Guanabana (aka Soursop) is a tropical fruit that seems to be unavailable in the US, except for frozen pulp and the like. Does anyone know why? It's amazingly popular, and you can find the juice i...

Cherry - Funky Stem Taste

by mobiledynamics 1 year ago

Maybe someone knows the answer. Went to wash some cherries. Totally forgot about them and they sat in water for like 2 hrs..... Anyhow, they have a terrible stem taste (obviously not eating the ...

Best stores to find tropical fruits in Vancouver

by maxmillan 1 year ago

I’m looking for fresh soursop in particular. T&T sells a 2 pound size for about $35! Is there another ethnic store, perhaps, that sells it for less? I’m also searching for fresh jack fruit, vari...