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Star Fruit (Carambola)

Star Fruit (Carambola)

This star-shaped fruit has a thin skin that is, light to dark yellow, and smooth, with a waxy cuticle. The pulp is light to dark yellow in color, translucent, crisp, very juicy, and without fiber. The taste is difficult to compare, but they have been compared to a mix...
Fresh  Avocados

Fresh Avocados

Florida specializes in what’s called the green-skin avocado. It comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes, but generally speaking, green-skins are bigger, a brighter green and have smoother skin than the typical grocery-store variety of avocado. Avocados are ripen...
How to Make Produce Last

How to Make Produce Last

Don’t have time to shop for fresh produce 3-4 times a week? Here are some tips on how to buy at your weekly farmers market to keep produce fresh and crisp. Buy fresh and local. Chances are if it has been recently picked (and not spent a week or two in a truck or...

How to Store Vegetables

Produce Storage Guide Part 1: Vegetables Asparagus: store upright in a glass of water that covers the bottom inch of the stems at room temperature. Change water every few days. Stores up to a week. Beets: to keep firm and crisp, cut off the tops and leaves,...

How to Store Fruits

Produce Storage Guide Part 2: Fruits Apples: Store in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, or a cool, dark place. Stores several weeks, depending on the variety. Avocados: ripen in a brown paper bag at room temperature. Eat when ripe. Stores ripe in the...