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The Fabulous Fruit: Tomatoes

With great flavor, stunning variety, amazing cooking versatility, and some cutting-edge health benefits, the tomato fruit (yes, I said “fruit”) still reigns supreme as the star of the produce aisle. Often confused for vegetables because of our tendency to put them in salads, the tomato is actually a fruit. This is most evident when you […]

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Visiting Our Farmers: A Summer Bounty in Vineland, New Jersey

Longer, sun-drenched days, beach trips, fresh veggies, and candy-sweet fruit. It’s summertime, baby! Or nearly summer. Dan and Mitchel make a short trip to Tom Pontano & Son Farms, in Vineland, New Jersey, where we get some of the beautiful lettuces that grace our shelves. They find crunchy romaine; green leaf lettuce—super soft and sweet; freakishly […]

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Canary Melon

Cream of the Crop: Canary Melons

If you enjoy freshly chopped fruit salad, you are most likely familiar with the aromatic and juicy flavors of cantaloupe or honeydew melon. However, it’s time to bring awareness to a lesser known member of the melon family that supplies a similar taste, yet possesses its own unique advantages in the kitchen. The canary melon, […]

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Blood Orange

Citrus Surprises: Cara Cara & Blood Oranges

It’s that time of year again — flu and cold season. Stock up on vitamin C-packed fruits like the Cara Cara and Blood Oranges. These beautiful citrusy delights are special in that they differ from your ordinary orange with their low acidity, and their rich flavor and coloring as well. At first glance these oranges […]

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Meyer Lemon

Lemons & Limes: Sweet Enough to Eat?

The words “lemon” or “lime” may inspire a bitter or sour image, but you may be surprised to find out this isn’t always true. The Meyer Lemon and Sweet Lime offer a unique twist on the conventional tartness and acidic flavors of the everyday lemon due to their naturally sweet taste. They offer great versatility […]

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Dried Fruits & Nuts

Dozens of Dried Fruits & Nuts!

Think dinner isn’t complete until you have dessert? Have you ever heard the phrase “from soup to dessert”? Of course not, because the expression is “from soup to nuts.” Let that idiom guide you when you’re shopping, cooking, and eating. As always, Fairway is challenging how you think about food. Call us nuts, but we […]

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Cranberry Sauce

Berry Good Benefits of Cranberries

Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without cranberries. But there is so much more to them than just being part of a Thanksgiving side. They’re sour-tasting nutritional powerhouses that are truly diverse, and can be used in various ways. It’s thought that cranberries were served at the first Thanksgiving dinner, and we know that Native Americans […]

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Pumpkin & Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Picks of the Day: Pumpkin & Pumpkin Seeds

No other fruit bears the iconic status of heralding the arrival of the fall season like the pumpkin. We love to make and eat great seasonal foods with the pumpkin, such as pumpkin pie and pumpkin breads. Children love going to pumpkin patches in search of the perfect pumpkin for picking, then scooping out the […]

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Gala Apples & Honey

Picks of the Day: Gala & Fuji Apples

The apple has been the centerpiece of many a cliche, such as “the big apple,” “apple of my eye,” “as American as apple pie,” and of course “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” One most certainly would not refer to New York as “the big peach,” nor would you call your wife “the […]

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Dragon Fruit

New Fruit for the Jewish New Year

With the coming of Rosh Hashanah, many Jewish families will be looking for a new fruit to eat during the holiday. This is because it is traditional on the second day of Rosh Hashanah to have a new fruit, one that has not been eaten yet this season, on the table when lighting the candles […]

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