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Tutti Frutti Organic Farms

Organic farming is a beautiful thing, and like nature itself, it can be full of surprises. Your fruits and vegetables may grow in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and quantities. That’s why it helps to have a close working relationship with your buyers – like the relationship that Tutti Frutti Farms has with the […]

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A Kid’s Salad

With all of that “green stuff,” salad can be a tough sell for many kids. Last week we worked our way around the problem by making a tasty summer bread salad. This week we tried a different tactic with our slightly picky (OK, let’s say “selective”) 9-year-old: We put him entirely in charge of creating […]

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Panzanella – Summer Bread Salad

Quick: Name the all-time best summer food combination. If you said, “Tomatoes and basil,” you’re right, at least in our world. Juicy, ripe summer tomatoes…sometimes still warm from the sun…served with fresh basil…you simply can’t get better than that. This helps explain why one of our favorite summer salads is panzanella, an Italian bread salad, made […]

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Inside Melissa’s Warehouse

When you do your weekly shopping trip through the produce section of the supermarket, chances are you grab some carrots, apples, bananas, and maybe some lettuce. But what about the thousands of other varieties of fruits and vegetables that are out there? If Melissa’s/ World Variety Produce  Inc., the country’s largest distributor of specialty produce, has its way, you’ll soon be […]

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Farm Fresh Cooking

Sure, most people associate pick-your-own farm activities with spring or summertime. But in most places, there’s still plenty to pick in the fall. And the cooking possibilities from the autumn harvest are practically unlimited. Last weekend we took a trip to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, a Southern California pick-your-own staple for generations. We found […]

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Grill Crazy

Who wants to turn on the oven in the summertime? Summer days are meant for grilling, and summer vegetables are the perfect for the grill. If it’s too hot to even contemplate being outside during the day, you can grill these vegetables in the morning or in the cooler night temperatures. Plus the vegetables taste […]

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