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Market Outlook - August 16, 2012

Purple Hull Black-Eyed Peas

 Purple hull black-eyed peas are a shelling bean, and a cousin to the black-eyed pea with a creamier and smoother texture and sweet, fresh, earthy flavor similar to black-eyed peas.  20lb case

 Shelling Beans

shelling-beansFresh shelling beans are beans that are grown for the seed, the bean-rather than the edible pod (green, yellow wax and French beans). The more familiar types of shell beans would be soy (edamame) and fava beans.

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Market Outlook - August 9, 2012

Heirloom Eggplant

Eggplants are used in a variety of culinary techniques in cuisines around the world.  They are stewed in the French dish ratatouille, mixed with beef or lamb and aromatics in the classic Greek dish moussaka, and blended with lemon, tahini and garlic for the Indian dish baba ghanoush. 

 Riverdog Farm

 It is during the late summer and early fall that any number of varietal and heirloom eggplants appear in the market. We are all familiar with the year-round dark, shiny bell shaped eggplants that are used in a variety of traditional Italian-American recipes such as eggplant parmesan and lasagna.

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Market Outlook - August 2, 2012

Sweet Peppers

Produce Express is offering several varieties of peppers that are primarily on the sweet side, locally grown and seasonal in nature. These peppers are distinguished from the more common bell peppers by their smaller size and unique shapes and are often referred to as 'frying peppers'.

Riverdog Farm

Though available year round, peppers are primarily warm season vegetables that flourish during the summer months. The many varieties of peppers can be divided into two main groups-sweet peppers and chili peppers.

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