Fresh Produce

Organic Produce


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For years friends and family who know I work in fresh produce wholesaling have asked me, “Hey, Jon, what’s good right now?” I always loved answering that question and trying to help whomever is listening with some insider tips about what to look for at their local produce department. These tips were derived from talking to growers, produce buyers, supermarket chains and produce inspectors, not to mention seeing truckloads of produce arrive from all of the world. And sampling – lots of sampling! What started as a quick email to friends has grown into an e-newsletter, website and more.

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Fresh Produce

Best if used by July 28th

Shishito Peppers

The trendy and delicious and simple new appetizer: Sautéed or Grilled Shishito Peppers! Shishito Peppers are in peak season during late summer from local growers on other parts of the country plus specialty produce growers in California, Mexico and greenhouse production.

Vine Ripe Tomatoes

That time of year when you have a good-old-fashioned Tomato Sandwich like every other day of the week …maybe even more? It’s here!

Yellow Peaches

Early August through early September marks the heart of summer, the time when the very best of the season local Yellow Peaches varieties are harvested in states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and New York. Other regions in the South, Mid-West, Pacific Northwest and California are also in their peak seasons…

Yellow Nectarines

What fruit have I been snacking on each day this week? Yellow Nectarines from California and Washington have been tasting awesome! – creamy flesh that is juicy, sweet and just tangy enough to have an exciting flavor. Mmm.

Red Seedless Grapes

August is shaping up to be a great time to enjoy Red Seedless Grapes with a pleasing texture and flavor, all at a reasonable price. Peak season is here from vineyards in California!

Organic Produce

Best if used by July 28th

What is Organic Produce?

Certified Organic Produce meets a set of standards for growing, handling and labeling that is governed by the USDA’s National Organic Program.

Organic Cantaloupe

The Organic Cantaloupe season from California is peaking August, so you can expect some of the best tasting melons of the year! Harvests are abundant too which allows retailers to promote the Organic Cantaloupes at reasonable prices.

Organic Yellow Nectarines

It is easy to forget how exquisitely delicious a Nectarine can be. Some of my favorite nectarines of the year are here! Organic Yellow Nectarine from the sunny slopes and valleys of Central Washington are known for their high quality and impressive flavor.

Organic Heirloom Tomatoes

Organically grown Heirlooms Tomatoes are now in peak season from small and medium sized farms across many parts of the country.

Organic Red Seedless Grapes

Organic Red Seedless Grapes from California are in peak season and tasting great for August! Enjoy some soon while the crop is at its best and stores promoting this clean fruit at reasonable prices!

Organic Sweet Corn

Organic vegetable farms in Upstate New York, Central Pennsylvania, and other parts of the Northeast as well as Quebec, are into their peak summer harvests of fresh, Certified Organic Sweet Corn – mostly Bi-Color varieties. Now through the end of August will be the best time of the year to enjoy it! The NY Organic Sweet Corn I’ve sampled from the Finger Lakes region has had very nice quality.

We Believe

Fresh fruits and vegetables at their peak season taste better, cost less, and can help pave the way towards an improved lifestyle. – Jonathan Steffy & Justin Reber

Fresh fruits and vegetables can help us live and feel better. Americans need more fresh, whole foods in their diets and less processed foods. But will it taste good? Will my kids like it? How do I choose a good one? When is it ripe? How do I prepare it? With some simple answers to these questions you can enjoy more good, healthy food. There is so much wonderful variety and so many flavors to explore!