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News For Week of April 20, 2015

NEW CROP APPLES TASTE FRESH (Monday, April 20):  We are getting New‑Crop Apples.  That is unbelievable.  You know, the world is actually so much smaller right now, and it's ‑‑ well, it's the same size it always has been.  But, when I first started in the produce industry over 30 years ago, it would take 21 days from a ship from Chile

News For Week of April 13, 2015

APRIL IS FLORIDA TOMATO MONTH (Monday, April 13): April happens to be Florida Tomato month. We get a lot of our Tomatoes this time of year in the springtime from Florida ‑‑ about half of it from Florida, about the other half from Mexico. But this time of year it is Florida Tomato month. Now, this very week Thomas Jefferson was born back in 1743, and he is actually the one that got America to fall in love with these beautiful things, the love Apples: Tomatoes. And here is how he did it. You know, Tomatoes up until the time of Thomas Jefferson --

News For Week of April 6, 2015

ADD PICO DE GALLO TO AVOCADOS (Monday, April 6):  Major League Baseball begins, official opening day today. Plus tonight, oh my goodness ‑‑ the little Marks brothers cannot wait for tonight ‑‑ the NCAA March Madness Championship Game, they are very excited about it. They've already got it ready to record, but they'll be watching it as well. So that means we need some guacamole for tonight. So, of course, you've probably have some Hass Avocados, hopefully they're ripe for you now. But you need to get ‑‑ what else do we need for our guacamol

News For Week of March 30, 2015

PICKING OUT YOUR PINEAPPLE (Monday, March 30): Getting you ready for your Easter dinner next weekend, so I hope you're going to have plenty of Pineapple. I always tell everybody buy two Pineapple because you want to make sure friends and family feel very welcome. Pineapple, of course, is the universal symbol of friendship and welcome. You go to the New England states, and you go to some of their door posts and their gate posts, and you'll find Pineapple are actually carved in the door posts and the gate posts. And in their kitchens they'll have Pine

News For Week of March 23, 2015

ASPARAGUS FROM THE DELTA  (Monday, March 23): Hey, this week is the National Geographic state level of the Geographic Bee. So get out your world atlas, and get out your USA atlas. Turn over to California, and go to Stockton and Lodi, and look just west of there. There you will find hundreds of miles of waterways and hundreds of little islands. We call it the Delta region of California, and that is where we're now getting some of the most world‑famous spears of Asparagus growin

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