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Do cranberries really grow in water?

Often thought of only as an ingredient on holiday menus, cranberries have a long and colorful history and was an incredibly important food source for the early Native American Tribes. However, the cranberry was not only used for food, they were also used as a textile dye, hunting bait, herbal medicine, and the leaves were…

Wendy’s Honors Sysco/FreshPoint with Produce Supplier of the Year Award

HOUSTON –Sysco/FreshPoint was recently recognized as Wendy’s Produce Supplier of the Year in the United States, for the first time. Nancy Johnston, Sysco Senior Manager of Produce Sales, and Dan Martin, Sysco Senior Director of Produce, accepted the award. Sysco/FreshPoint supplies Wendy’s with numerous produce items including tomatoes, strawberries, mangos, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, spring mix and romaine….

Why you should always eat the seeds

Hard squashes, aka winter squash and fall squash, are a uniquely American product. Early Native Americans held them in a place of reverence, as one of the Three Sisters, the other “sisters” being corn and beans. You may be wondering why. Well, it all comes down to the symbiotic nature these crops shared. Nutritionally, these…

A face for radio: Heirloom Apples

Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, and Gala along with a few others seem to dominate the apple selection in most markets, but did you know there are over 7,000 apple varieties being grown worldwide? In fact, 90% of the apples sold in the United States are from only 11 varieties. These varieties, for…

Apprentice Diary: Final Entry—focusing on waste trends

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the environment—our employees are our greatest asset, and the foundation to our great success. We work with internships, local schools and colleges for placement, and various in-house leadership programs throughout the year, developing people with a passion for produce. In this final entry of her diary…

Feeling the squeeze: compressed fruit

Compress [verb kuh m-pres; noun kom-pres] verb (used with object) to press together; force into less space. So what does this have to do with produce? Compressed fruit (or vegetables), have become a popular technique in which we can change not only the texture of the produce, but also enhance and change the flavors. Wondering how and why? Think…

100 Years of Fresh

FreshPoint Dallas celebrated its 100th Anniversary on Saturday, September 16th, with an amazing associate event at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, home of FC Dallas. Approximately 1,000 associates and family members gathered for a huge BBQ tailgate, complete with player and mascot appearances, soccer clinics, face painting, and over $10,000 in raffle prizes! Immediately afterwards, families…