Member Spotlight: B&W Quality Growers
|April 15, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, FAPC, Produce|
The neatest thing about B&W is they happen to be the world’s largest watercress grower. Along with watercress, they also grow the ‘wild roquette’ variety of baby arugula. A list of products they produce can be found here.
In order to keep up with demand, they maintain seasonal farms throughout the southeast. Their Florida growing season is from November through May. For the remaining part of the year, they have farms in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Alabama and Tennessee.
If you’ve never had watercress before, here is a great collection of recipes they have put together than include watercress – from drinks to entrees – I’m sure something here will sound tasty. What exactly is watercress? Watercress is a delicate, leafy green vegetable that has a peppery taste to it. It makes a great addition to any dish.
So the next time you’re out grocery shopping make sure to look for B&W watercress at your local supermarket. Make sure to support local Florida companies.