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FreshPoint Central Florida Hosts Grand Opening Ceremony

JANUARY 22, 2020 This morning, FreshPoint Central Florida hosted a grand opening ceremony and open house for government officials, customers, associates and other members of the community to celebrate the completion of the expanded, state-of-the-art 150,000 square foot facility. Events included a ribbon cutting, facility tour, food demonstrations, tastings and more. As a result of the...

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2019 Trend: The Art of Culinary Cocktails and Mixology

mixology noun mix·​ol·​o·​gy | \mik-ˈsä-lə-jē  \ Definition of mixology  : the art or skill of preparing mixed drinks Culinary Cocktails Mixology and craft cocktails are currently two of the hottest trends in the restaurant industry. The bar is being treated as an additional kitchen, and mixologists are viewing cocktails as culinary menu items. Focus is being placed on seasonal offerings and...

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2019 Culinary Trends: What Our Experts are Talking About

Our experts are pretty passionate about produce. Here’s what they have to say on a few 2019 Culinary Trends they are reading about, eating, and seeing in the industry. Targeting Specific Diets Lisa Pettineo, Digital Marketing Manager The healthy eating trend has been around for years. Like Dan says below, the momentum of whole food,...

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Fresh Things: What Do You Use a Shallot For?

You may have seen shallots in the kitchens before on all the cooking shows and you may wonder, “What do you use a shallot for?” What do you use a shallot for? Well, traditionally, it’s always been used like garlic, as the base of certain ingredients. Classically, in French cuisine, the sauce beurre blanc always...

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Fresh Things Video: Is a Quince a Pear or an Apple?

Fall is just around the corner, and I’m always asked, “is a quince a pear or an apple?” The answer isn’t as simple as you might think. It’s related to both, but it’s really neither. You can’t eat them raw because they’re super astringent. When you bite into a raw quince it isn’t gonna hurt you...

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Fresh Things Video: Why Do Cranberries Float?

A few things are as a ubiquitous with the fall season as cranberries are. The history of cranberries is fascinating. The first commercial crop was in Massachusetts in 1816, native tribes used cranberries to make a meet based snack known as “pemmican”, which is very similar to beef jerky. The pemmican sustained them through the...

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How do you eat a pomegranate?

The pomegranate have become an incredibly popular menu item, both for their delectable arils and their delicious juice. Prized since antiquity, pomegranates have a deep cultural and religious history.     So what is the history of pomegranates? Well, indulge me for a bit, I need to geek out a little.  Native to the region...

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Fresh Things Video: Peaches or nectarines?

Hi I’m Chef Dan from FreshPoint, and stone fruit season this upon us. Peaches or nectarines? Nectarine season is under full swing; we’ve got some of the best growers available sending us fruit on a weekly basis. So in the eternal summer battle of stone fruit, peaches vs. nectarines, who comes out ahead? Well, there’s really...

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Fresh Things Video: Savory Cherry Menu Ideas

Hi, I’m Chef Dan with FreshPoint, and stonefruit season is upon us. I brought along the first of the sweet cherries of the season. These are Brooks cherries from California. Super-rich flavor, and with a high Brix (or sugar content). These were actually a 23.5 Brix and the flavor is incredibly rich and balanced. There...

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Fresh Things Video: Caulilini Menu Ideas

Hi, I’m Chef Dan with FreshPoint, and today I wanted to introduce you to the newest member of the brassica family. This is Caulilini™ Sweet Stem™ Cauliflower. It’s a new item on the market we wanted to introduce it to you. It captures the best of both worlds, the nuttiness of cauliflower with the sweetness...

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FreshPoint Central Florida Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony

ORLANDO,  Fla. – Last week, FreshPoint Central Florida hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its facility. Local official Commissioner Victoria Siplin attended the event and provided opening remarks. The project will double the size of the facility, adding 75,000 square feet to the existing 76,000-square-foot building. The expanded facility will have a 18,000-square-foot FreshCuts processing and...

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Video: How do they grow yellow pea shoots?

How do they grow yellow pea shoots? If they are grown from the same seeds as green pea tendrils, how do they grow yellow pea tendrils? Pea shoots, pea tendrils, however you want to call them…Chef Dan fills us in on these delicate beauties.   I brought along two more springtime items for menu inspiration....

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Video: How do you use fresh Fava beans?

How do you use fresh Fava beans? Did you know they need to be shucked twice? Don’t worry, the effort is worth it! In this quick video, Chef Dan tells us a brief history of them, how to use them, and how to clean them. Hi, I’m Chef Dan with Freshpoint of Central Florida, and...

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