What are Gold Nugget tan­ger­ines and how do they dif­fer from other tangerines?
Learn all about fresh apri­cots; in sea­son now!


Turmeric: what it is, health ben­e­fits, prepa­ra­tion, usage.

Rhubarb: sea­sons, field vs. hot­house, how to use.

Selec­tion, usage and stor­age of arugula.

What are Cucamel­ons and how are they used?

How to select, pre­pare, cook and store arti­chokes.

David John dis­cusses avail­abil­ity, prepa­ra­tion, usage, fla­vor and his favorite way to eat Black Radishes.

Cock­tail Avo­ca­dos: What they are, when and how to use them.

Spring gar­lic: What it is, how to select, store and use it.

Happy Potato Lover’s Month! Learn all about fin­ger­ling pota­toes.

About the Pro­duce Beat: David John hosts this weekly pro­gram regard­ing every­thing you ever wanted to know about fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles: selec­tion, stor­age, prepa­ra­tion, vari­eties, sea­sonal avail­abil­ity, trivia, and his per­sonal secrets about how to enjoy pro­duce.

About the Pro­duce Beat: David John hosts this weekly pro­gram regard­ing every­thing you ever wanted to know about fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles: selec­tion, stor­age, prepa­ra­tion, vari­eties, sea­sonal avail­abil­ity, trivia, and his per­sonal secrets about how to enjoy produce.

Not much grows in the win­ter besides pota­toes and cit­rus fruits. From the won­der­ful king­dom of juicy, tart, and sweet cit­rus, Blood Oranges rule them all. This week, David John talks about these rich-​colored flesh fruits.

About the Pro­duce Beat: David John hosts this weekly pro­gram regard­ing every­thing you ever wanted to know about fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles: selec­tion, stor­age, prepa­ra­tion, vari­eties, sea­sonal avail­abil­ity, trivia, and his per­sonal secrets about how to enjoy produce.


What to look for; fuyu vs hachiya; how to peel a pomegranante.


How to ripen papayas for max­i­mum sweet­ness, store and enjoy the whole papaya.


What to do with pump­kins besides carve them for Halloween.

Back to the basics: every­thing you need to know about Rus­set Potatoes.


Prunes vs. Plums; des­set ideas. Sweet!


Fresh tips for enjoy­ing bell peppers.


Selec­tion tips, dif­fer­ences and fla­vor pro­files of var­i­ous eggplants.


Dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing apples in appear­ance and flavor.


Dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing basil in appear­ance, fla­vor and usage.


What are plu­ots and how do they differ?


Our local grow­ers each have cucum­bers they spe­cial­ize in. Check them out!