Monthly Archives: April 2010
|April 21, 2010||Posted by admin under Healthy Eating, Nutrition|
With this new goal of running a 5K on May 1, I’ve noticed some changes in my eating habits. Well, maybe I’ve noticed some changes with how hungry I am – ALL THE TIME. I mean I am hungry all day, every day. I eat, I’m hungry 30 minutes later. So I’ve talked with a […] continue reading
|April 20, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, FAPC, Farms, News|
In May 2009 seven FAPC members participated in the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This year we have 12 farms/associations signed up and ready to go. Fresh from Florida Weekend will be April 23-25, 2010 and will allow guests to meet the farmers and producers of a variety of Florida agricultural products. It was a […] continue reading
|April 19, 2010||Posted by admin under Business|
It’s been a while since I’ve written a post on social media, so I figured maybe it’s time to write something. I feel like there is so much new information on social media out there each day, that it is kind of hard to wrap your head around it. There are a few sites I […] continue reading
|April 16, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
I thought I’d share a quick, easy and very simple Strawberry Shortcake recipe a friend told me about. Since strawberries are super cheap right now (at Publix they are 4/$5.00 – unheard of!) I’ve been buying them a little more frequently. But I’m running out of ideas of what to do with them, besides eat […] continue reading
|April 15, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, FAPC, Produce|
B&W Quality Growers has been a member of our FAPC program since 2001. That’s a relatively short period of time, considering the company has been around for 134 years. 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 […] continue reading
|April 13, 2010||Posted by admin under Produce, Recipes|
This summer treat is just about to come in season. Florida watermelons are grown in the western parts of the state – from north Collier County to Columbia County – watermelon from Florida is available from late march until mid-July. The peak production time is in May and early June. How to buy: The exterior […] continue reading
|April 12, 2010||Posted by admin under Produce|
Also known as a mandarin orange, tangerines are small, dark orange fruits with smooth skin. They have a rich and sweet flavor. Florida grows several tangerine varieties including Honey or Murcott, Fallglo, Sunburst and Dancy. Tangerines are available from September to April, with the peak production time from the end of October to mid-November. How […] continue reading
Also known as a mandarin orange, tangerines are small, dark orange fruits with smooth skin. They have a rich and sweet flavor. Florida grows several tangerine varieties including Honey or Murcott, Fallglo, Sunburst and Dancy. Tangerines are available from September to April, with the peak production time from the end of October to mid-November.
How to buy:
Tangerines should feel soft and puffy compared to oranges yet should still be heavy for their size; otherwise they might be dry. Try to choose fruit with glossy and deep orange skins.
Tips for storage:
Store up to two weeks in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator. Florida tangerines will last much longer under refrigeration; temperatures from 45 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit are best. Plastic bags or film-wrapped trays should not be used when storing citrus. Citrus needs to breathe so there is no need to store in an airtight container. When stored properly, citrus can last four to five days.
Cooking & Tips:
The skin of a tangerine is usually very easy to peel. Once peeled, the sections should separate very easily as well. You can peel the membrane off the outside of the sections and remove the pits if desired. Tangerines can be eaten as a snack or added to salads. You can also use tangerines in stir-fries, in a vinaigrette, as a marinade or when cooking seafood.
Flavors well with:
Honey, yogurt, basil, lettuce, seafood, avocado, ginger, grilled meats, tea