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Did you know?…
The teams at our Distribution Centers go through a ripening process each & every time avocados arrive, to make sure they’re ripe & ready for you to enjoy? Below are a few of the steps they go through before arriving at your employee owned store:
- Fruit arrives at the DC, and is inspected for condition and ripeness (oil content and pressure).
- Avocados are placed in our 55 degree rooms to continue the ripening process.
- Individual fruits are inspected twice daily to evaluate progress.
- Once the fruit is ready, it is placed in a refrigerated cooler to slow down the process & ready to be delivered to your store.
- TIP: After you get home, if you want to slow down or stop the ripening process – avocados can be refrigerated for several days.
Looking for a new way to enjoy carrots? Try this easy slow cooker recipe from our friends at FabuLESSly Frugal!
- 3 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick on bias
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- Salt and Pepper
- Combine carrots, water, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt in slow cooker. Cover and cook 4-6 hours on low, until carrots are tender.
- Drain carrots, then return them to slow cooker. Stir in honey, butter, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Source: For more details, visit FabuLESSly Frugal
- To ripen quickly, place bananas inside a paper bag, folding/wrapping the end so bag is closed.
- Use your nose to find the best cantaloupe. Ripe cantaloupe will smell very sweet and will be your best pick.
- Choose oranges that are firm and heavy for their size. The juiciest, sweetest oranges will have a sweet, clean fragrance.
- To find the best watermelons, tap it with a flat, open hand. A deep and thick sound will give you the best chances at finding a ripe and sweet melon.
- Choose cucumbers that have a good green color and are firm throughout. Good cucumbers usually have small bumps on the surface.
- Boil them: In a large pot of boiling water, add the artichokes whole. Make sure you have enough room to spin them around and position them to get them under the water as much as possible. Boil them for 15 to 20 minutes, just long enough that you can easily stick a fork down the end of the stalk.
- The white part on the base of each leave is edible. Now don’t go biting this part off. Simply dip in butter, or even by its self, and slide it over your lower teeth and scrape what comes off with your teeth.
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In Season, Winter 2016
- Citrus:Oranges, Clementines (Murcott variety), Minneola Tangelos
- Root Veggies: Carrots, Turnips, Parsnips, Rutabagas, Colored Potatoes
- Broccoli, Cauliflower