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Archive for May 2011

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Green Onions

Depending on where you are in the world, Green Onions can be called numerous names. Some common names include spring onions, scallions, salad onions, green shallots, onion sticks and syboes . Whatever name you choose to call them, they’re all young onions that have been harvested before they reached maturity. Another consistency among them is [...]

A Day in the Life of a Produce Commodity Manager

There are still places in this country where a farmer can back his truck up to the wood loading dock at the local grocery store and unload a box or two of his own vegetables before moving on to the next family-owned market in town. In Idaho, that farmer might be delivering bags of potatoes, [...]

Play a Game or Two with Sprout

In order to be effective, educating children about the benefits of healthy food choices should be a whole lot of fun. Here at Green Giant® Fresh, we’ve designed Sprout For Kids – a safe and interactive online game that takes your children on an exciting journey into the Valley of the Giants. Once they arrive, [...]

Cauliflower and Mushroom Bake Recipe

Everybody knows that carrots are good for your eyes, but did you know that cauliflower contains even greater amounts of the Vitamin A and Vitamin C responsible for cataract prevention and optical health? Sometimes referred to as the “blander broccoli,” cauliflower is often overlooked as one of the best choices for a fiber-rich, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, [...]

From Barn Raising to Mortgage Burning

One of the happiest days in a farmer’s life is when the mortgage to the farm is paid off, and there were a lot of happy folks gathered at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds earlier this month where a “Burning of the Mortgage” ceremony for two big red barns was concluded with a champagne toast. Growers [...]

What You Need to Know About the 2011 Food Safety Act

How will the Food Safety Act of 2011 affect you and the food you choose to feed your family? For starters, the recent rise in food-borne illnesses and increasing public awareness of these issues has resulted in the largest revamp of our food safety system in 70 years. The Centers for Disease Control says that [...]

Green Giant® Fresh’s Hometown Boasts the Cleanest Air in America

We’ve always known that our fresh produce is grown in some of the most beautiful valleys in the country, but now we’ve got the proof to back it up. It turns out that many of our more than 50 varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables are grown in and around our hometown of Salinas, California, [...]

Six Tips for Better Health

It goes without saying that we all want to look better, feel better and enjoy a greater sense of vitality and satisfaction. Figuring out where to begin and what to do can be a bit daunting, so we’ve put together six simple steps to building a healthier and happier you: 1. Eat fruits and vegetables [...]

Meet the Team: Green Giant® Fresh National Accounts Director Merritt Bruce

Below is the third in our series of Meet the Team blog posts that are intended as an introduction to the staff and team members at Green Giant® Fresh, as well as those who work with us in a variety of produce-related positions. Today we’re putting the spotlight on Merritt Bruce, who has been the [...]

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Spinach

Sometimes a little knowledge is just confusing. For instance, many of us know by now that spinach is incredibly anti-carcinogenic. With more than 13 distinct flavinoids in every serving, spinach helps counter free radicals in our bodies. Guess who never cared a lick about free radicals in his body? Guess who can’t even pronounce flavinoids? [...]