This week I have the ultimate privilege of introducing you to one of America's onion producers. Steven Benson and his family have been growing onions, lettuce, melons, cotton, and alfalfa/alfalfa seed in the Imperial Valley of California since his Great Grandfather moved to the area in the early … [Read more...] about Inside Harvest with a Grower
This week I planned to introduce you to a grower who could give you an inside look at harvesting onions. Although I don't want to keep you in suspense, I will be introducing him next week instead. So I do not totally disappoint you, I am going to stick with the original plan and talk about … [Read more...] about The Human Harvesting Machine
Spring has offically arrived by the calendar's standards and the weather is even finally starting to feel that way. You know where else you can feel spring? Yup! In the produce isle at the grocery store. If you haven't noticed, take a few extra minutes the next time you're at the store. Take … [Read more...] about Can You Smell It? Spring Is Here!
Last week I got the following question from a few consumers and thought it would make the perfect post for the week. Q. Retail onion prices have increased significantly in the last few weeks. Depending on what kind, prices have increased 30-60 cents/pound or more. Do you know why? A. The answer … [Read more...] about Why Did Onion Prices Go Up Recently?
Here are a few easy ways you can enjoy more of this amazing veggie at your house! By the way, if you're looking for specific recipes, check out the National Onion Association recipe page and their recipes of the month: · Raw onions have an unmatched flavor and crispness that beg to be part of … [Read more...] about Onion – THE Versatile Vegetable
Onion is a super veggie in its' own right, but sadly it is thought of as a flavor-enhancing condiment or appetizer, instead of a full-fledged vegetable. So, as a toast to creating a healthy lifestyle and to celebrate March being Nutrition Month, I wanted to share a few health facts about onions with … [Read more...] about March is Nutrition Month – Celebrate with Onions!