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Sally Cornaga
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I am a native New Yorker who loves produce!
I am a native New Yorker who loves produce!

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Greetings from Cuba!
My friend Bethanne  recently took a week-long trip to Cuba. In the past, travel from the US to Cuba required considerable planning and justification for the trip, but the normalization of relations in 2015 has made the impulse of regular tourism - tourism f...

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Ode to Rossman Farms
I've been away for less than a week and I'm feeling the pangs of withdrawal. This blog has featured produce markets in the Philippines, Morocco, Mexico, Columbia, and other locations. Here's a market a little closer to home.  Rossman Farms  is located on a ...

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What the heck is that? Charentais melon
There's nothing like a wrong name to make a mysterious fruit even more mysterious. I was delighted by the pile of diminutive striped mystery melons I recently found at a favorite produce shop. The melons looked a bit like a cross between a cantaloupe and a ...

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A Midwestern Visitor to the Big Apple
Enough with the New York apple-centrism ! Time to give the Midwest some love. Recently I noticed Samascott Orchards  selling a new apple at  the Union Square Greenmarket . The apple was a rosy red beauty with a focus-grouped name, EverCrisp. A handwritten s...

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Greetings from Cartagena de Indias, Columbia!
Brrr....baby, it's cold out! You know what that means: time for some virtual Southern Hemisphere travel! These sunny produce photos come to us from my friend Bethanne , who needed some beach time and sun. She headed to Cartagena , on Columbia's Caribbean co...

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When Bad Produce Happens to Good People - Bananas
New Yorkers of a certain vintage fondly remember the commercials of Crazy Eddie , a discount electronics store, whose tagline was "His prices are insaaane!" Perhaps the most memorable were those  touting  Christmas in August!  discounts with a compelling ma...

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What the heck is that? Apple pear
Apple pears: the first step in a project to breed interesting hybrids of popular fruit? A project that could include the easy-peel, not-too-acidic banana pineapple (not to be confused with banana potatoes ) and one-step-ratatouille tomato eggplant? The trut...

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A New Thanksgiving Tradition: Riced Cauliflower With Mushrooms
I first heard of riced cauliflower from my brother. He avoids carbs, shunning even bagels from  Ess-a-Bagel , whose re-opening is one of the high points of 2016. He described riced cauliflower as a strange but wonderful product, made entirely of ground caul...

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When Mediocre Produce Happens to Good People - Zucchini
Who knew that Rob Zombie   and his wife Sherri Moon  were vegans? Once I absorbed that information, I was stuck by another odd tidbit from an interview the Zombies gave to  Vegan Health & Fitness magazine . When asked for a favorite vegan dish, Sherri sugge...

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Happy Halloween!
Here is this year's selection of Halloween produce art!  I can't help but notice some trends. Spooky non-pumpkin squashes are getting in on the action as snakes and goblins.  Some artists seem less inspired by Halloween than by the novel medium of pumpkin. ...
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