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You haven’t had asparagus until you’ve had Zuckerman’s

“Doing cartwheels of joy!” — The Produce Hunter The California Sacramento River Delta boasts exceptionally rich peat soil. This magnificent soil and the area’s climate combine to grow what many people consider the world’s best asparagus. In 2004, Russ Parsons’ prescient article about the state of California’s asparagus crop, Delicate Harvest in Crisis, ran in...

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Give Peas a Chance

Give peas a chance, but if you include them in guacamole, people have opinions about that. Spring has sprung and that means it’s time for English (or garden) peas to grace your menus. You can serve them raw, but they also cook perfectly in just a couple of minutes. Take advantage of the herbaceous and...

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The Produce Hunter

“Tropical flavors make winter bearable!”

The Produce Hunter says, “Tropical flavors make winter bearable!” Every Rincon del Mar Ranch cherimoya is hand-pollinated, and every one is truly delicious. “It tastes like summer, but here it is, brightening up our winter—it is so delicious,” The Produce Hunter says. Get to know the creamy cherimoya: Cherimoya is native to South America and...

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Bananas for So Cal Bananas!

  • KAOAE Andy in grove
  • KAOAE Banana grove propped
  • KAOAE Blue Java flower

So Cal native son Andy Sheaffer is relatively new to farming. For years, he traveled the United States as a contractor specializing in slope stabilization and erosion control. Away from home six months of the year, Sheaffer wanted to spend more time at home with his wife and three children. Born, raised, and educated in Santa Barbara County, he put his feet firmly on home turf in 2008 by purchasing an Avocado and Lemon ranch with a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean. Soon after purchasing the land, Sheaffer made some big changes.

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A Fresh Season of Generosity…

 

At FreshPoint, we are honored to give back to our communities. Below is a roundup of the generous contributions our employees and companies made during the 2015 holiday season.

Our employees not only donated toys, food, or money, in some cases, they also made a donation of their time—an equally precious commodity.

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Eli Home Christmas Tree Donation

FreshPoint Southern California is getting ready for the holidays by partnering with the Hilton Anaheim to fund-raise for The Eli Home for Abused Children. Eli Home is a California based foundation that focuses “on breaking the cycle of child abuse and family violence.” The organization “strengthens victims of child abuse and neglect, and prepares them to...

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Fostering Relationships with Children in Los Angeles Country…

Approximately, 28,000 children are currently in foster care in Los Angeles County. At the age of 18, these children are “aged out” of the system, and are no longer allowed to live in their foster homes. Children aging out of foster care have a very difficult time, and face severe challenges in education, health, and...

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Best time of the year for California Dates!

This is the best time of year for California Dates!  Our favorite variety is the Honey Date. Our farmer is harvesting the new crop now, and the quality is fabulous! This unique variety is one of three developed in California in the 1920’s by our farmer’s great-great uncle, Date pioneer Everett K. Davall. We love...

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The Chef’s Basket

  Caroline Ross, Produce Specialist, meets with Chef Troy Thompson of the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills twice a week to discuss upcoming events, menu plans, and the Chef’s Basket. Caroline has been working with Chef Troy for almost a year now. Prior to being appointed as the Executive Chef at the Beverly Hilton a...

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Culinary Clash!

  This week FreshPoint So Cal competed in the Culinary Clash: Battle Los Angeles supporting CRAEF, the California Restaurant Association Education Foundation. CRAEF supports students pursuing a career in the foodservice industry through educational programs and scholarships. The competition consisted of two FreshPoint Employees, Teodoro Protano, District Sales Manager; Bella Marvelli, Marketing Associate; and culinary...

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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...

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