Fresh 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 September 18th

Gala Apples

Local fresh crop Gala Apples are now in peak season from orchards in the Mid-Atlantic, New England and Mid-West. Organic and conventional Gala Apples from the Pacific Northwest, are also now in season.

Bartlett Pears

Fresh crop Bartlett Pears are back in season! – you know, those pears with the classic light bulb shape. Fresh crop Bartlett Pears are at their seasonal peak for flavor, quality and affordability during late August, September and October. Enjoy!

Ginger Gold Apples

September is for Ginger Gold Apples! Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York are already into peak harvests, and other orchards around the country are picking and shipping Ginger Golds too.

Seckel Pears (Sugar Pears)

Early fall is Seckel Pear season, and these little guys are super sweet! The fresh crop of Seckel Pears is in season from local orchards and from the pear growing regions of the Pacific Northwest.

Honeydew

Throughout much of the year, the search for really flavorful and sweet Honeydew Melons can be a crapshoot, yet from mid-August through late September it is actually difficult to find one that isn’t delectable!

Green Seedless Grapes

Summer crop USA Green Seedless Grapes are in an August harvest flush on the Sugarone variety, plus there are plenty of newer premium varieties peaking like Princess and Esteem from the San Joaquin Valley of California. Time to enjoy!

Organic Produce

Best if used by September 18th

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 Asian Pears

Sweet, crisp and juicy Organic Asian Pears are in peak season from September through November from organic orchards in California, Oregon and Washington.

Organic Bartlett Pears

The 2017 USA harvest of delicious Organic Bartlett has been underway since early August. Picking is mostly completed at orchards in California.

Organic Gala Apples

Here’s the great news! The 2017 harvest is underway for fresh crop Organic Gala Apples from California, Oregon and especially Washington. Expect excellent flavor and texture on this fresh crop fruit throughout late summer and early fall. 

Organic Cantaloupe

The Organic Cantaloupe season from California is peaking during mid-August through mid-September, so you can expect some of the best tasting melons of the year!

Organic Green Seedless Grapes

Forget the artificial fruit snacks. Give your family (and yourself) the ultimate REAL FRUIT SNACK for back to school: fresh, in-season grapes!

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!

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