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FreshPoint Oklahoma’s K.C. Ely Appointed to USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

November 13, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) recently announced the appointment of 25 members to their organization – with one of them being FreshPoint Oklahmona‘s very own K.C. Ely, Food Safety Manager. The newly-appointed members, which can be viewed here, will serve terms of up to two years, beginning immediately and ending in 2020. Originally...

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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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Cipollini Onion: Small but Mighty

The common mispronunciation of “Cipollini” is just about the only bad characteristic of this mini member of the onion family. Cipollini onion: small but mighty Pronounced chip-oh-lee-nee, the bite-sized onion quickly becomes a tasty treat with the right preparation.  The popularity of caramelized Cipollini onions is due to a higher residual sugar content than a...

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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: The Best Apples to Cook With

Apple season is upon us. So what are the best apples to cook with? I get asked often which variety of apple is best to cook with, and it’s really hard to beat the Granny Smith. It’s my all-around favorite for the kitchen; great flavor with a subtle acidity, and a deep dense texture that...

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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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Why you Need to Cook Quince

Quince: the real fruit of the Cradle of Civilization. Spending some of my childhood in the Middle East and also being a student of Theology (I was a youth minister in my early 20’s, but that is a story for another time), I am well aware of the history of the quince.  It is thought...

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Exclusive Item Alert: What is Sweet Cauli Confetti?

In an industry that is constantly changing and always multi-faceted, along comes a produce item that is crossing menu stereo-types. Chefs today are looking for something new and tasty as well as clean and versatile and Mann Packing has created something exclusive for us that hits the mark: Sweet Cauli Confetti. They describe it as,...

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Fresh Things Video: What is a Hatch Chile Pepper

The Hatch chile pepper harvest has begun. It’s a three week season, very short, and people in New Mexico go absolutely crazy for these gems. So what is a Hatch chile pepper? Much different than a traditional bell pepper–it’s a variety of Anaheim pepper grown in Hatch, New Mexico. Picked green it’s used in chili...

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FreshPoint Dallas to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony

FreshPoint Dallas to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for Expansion

DALLAS, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sysco Corporation (SYY) today announced it will host a groundbreaking ceremony for government officials, associates and other members of the community at its FreshPoint Dallas facility on August 6, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. CT. FreshPoint, Sysco’s specialty produce company, is North America’s leading produce distributor.   FreshPoint Dallas...

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Kalli tours Monterey Mushrooms: can you pick 40 mushrooms a minute?

While in sunny California this past week for the Produce Marketing Association Showcase, we had the pleasure of visiting Monterey Mushrooms for a tour. The Watsonville, CA farm is one of ten for the company, and is the largest mushroom farm in the United States. Monterey Mushrooms is a huge operation, currently have captured almost...

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Fresh Things Videos: How to use Jackfruit

Chef Dan has a new friend and his name is Jack. Jackfruit that is. Hi, I’m Chef Dan with FreshPoint, and I want you to meet my friend Jackfruit. He looks a little gnarly, it’s a big piece of fruit, it’s 45 pounds and grows on a tree in the tropics. That tree can produce...

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