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And the Supplier of the Year Award Goes to…

For the first time, PF Chang’s gives out “Supplier of the Year” award. Last night FreshPoint was awarded Supplier of the Year at the first annual P.F. Chang’s Partner Conference!  Ted Beall, Chris Cahoon, and Robert Gordon were on hand to accept the award presented by Steve Miller, VP of Supply Chain for P. F….

Taking Melon Growing Seriously…

    At Hirakata Farms in Rocky Ford, Colorado, Michael Hirakata takes melon growing seriously. He, and his team, have completely bought into the idea of growing and selling the world’s best cantaloupes in the safest manner possible.

Carrying the Torch

A great honor was bestowed on a member of our FreshPoint family in Southern California. Chuck Bethel’s daughter, Michelle, was awarded the opportunity to carry the torch for the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. The 2015 Special Olympics Summer World Games were held in Los Angeles from July 25th to August 2nd. The Torch…

Their season burns hot and fast!

Known as the "Chile Capital of the World," Hatch Valley, New Mexico is holding their annual festival September 5-6th to celebrate their splendor! Their unique flavor draws you in, not to be easily forgotten. These beauties only make a quick appearance each summer, so make sure and stock up! After roasting and peeling, they can...

BLT Ice Cream Cone?!

The 7th Annual Killer Tomato Festival was held on July 19th, 2015 in Atlanta. If you have toured a FreshPoint facility, you know we have different coolers with different temps throughout the building. Taking a walk through our tomato cooler is a special treat, though, and has always been my favorite area in our warehouse....

Who is Spudman?

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, FreshPoint Connecticut held their 39th annual Spudman Open Charity Golf Tournament. Over 200 customers and employees took to the Tunxis Plantation Country Club Golf Course in Farmington, Connecticut to raise money for several charities including the Arthritis Foundation. Over the years, FreshPoint Connecticut has donated more than half a million...

Melons, Watermelon

Scientific Name: Citrullus lanatus. Usage: eaten fresh (cubed, sliced, etc.), also used to flavor summer drinks and smoothies; often used in fruit salads. Watermelon rinds are also edible, and sometimes used as a vegetable. In China, they are stir-fried, stewed, or more often pickled. Outside Coloring: green and yellow or cream. Shape: round to oblong….

Citrus, Orange

Scientific Name: Citrus sinensis Usage: Oranges are a favorite as a snack, but they can also be added to salads, fruit bowls and as part of stir-fries. Health: Oranges contain pectin, which has been shown in studies to help reduce cholesterol. Taste: Oranges vary in taste by variety but are generally sweet and juicy. Receiving…

Berries, Strawberries

  Phytochemical: Anthocyanins, Ellagic Acid Skin Texture: Juicy, slightly bumpy, with tiny seeds. Shape: Oval to conical shape. Color: Red Flesh Description: Red, juicy fruit with tiny seeds. Usage: Strawberries are great as a fresh snack. Taste: Sweet. Receiving Information: Washing: Berries are often picked and packaged right in the field so it is important…

Berries, Raspberries

Shape: Bumpy; juicy Phytochemical: Ellagic Acid Usage: Great snack; excellent topping on cereals, pancakes, waffles, yogurt or desserts; used in muffins, shakes/smoothies, sorbets, in salads or sauces. Great for jams and jellies. Color: Red Flesh Description: Red, juicy Shape: Round to ovoid or conical Scientific Name: Rubus idaeus Taste: Sweet, slightly acidic flavor Receiving Information:…

Squash, Spaghetti

Squash and pumpkins are members of the Cucurbitaceae family. Other family members are melons and cucumbers. The USDA has two grades for hard or winter squashes: US #1 or US#2. Both are based mainly on external factors including blemishes, scarring, uniformity of size shape, and color for the variety… as well as some other internal factors……

Radicchio

Beautiful waxy, intensely colored red and white leaves have a bitter taste that lends itself well to salads. It is also sturdy enough to be grilled.

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