In celebration of Fresh Tomato Day, we wanted to share some fun facts about our favorite fruit, tomatoes (and if you didn’t know that tomatoes are technically fruits, not vegetables, consider that a bonus fun fact!)!. Where did the tomato come from? How did it get its name? Find answers to these questions and more tomato trivia below!
While we like to shine a spotlight on flavor (because… well, everyone likes to eat things that taste yummy). March is Nutrition Month so we wanted to chat about the amazing nutritional benefits you can find inside our produce. Before we introduce our antioxidant powerhouses, what are antioxidants? Collins dictionary defines it as “a substance which slows down the damage that can be caused to other substances by the effects of oxygen.”1 Essentially, foods that contain antioxidants are very good for you.
Meet our big four antioxidant powerhouses: tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers and strawberries.
Everyone wants to be Irish today. Why wouldn’t you want to be? The music, traditions and food are enough to make anyone Irish for a day.
Have you ever wondered… how did a holiday about a Saint turn into a day to drink green beer and eat green food? This day celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish. Celebrations of the past involved parades, festivals and wearing shamrocks. In many churches, drinking alcohol was not permitted and fasting was common practice. But on St. Patrick’s Day, the restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted just for the day. Over the years this stuck, and encouraged the holiday’s tradition we know now of drinking and eating to celebrate St. Patrick.
In Hawaii, the word “Aloha” has many different meanings -- love, affection, peace, compassion, and mercy. That’s why it’s the perfect thing to say to just about anyone in any situation. The beauty and wonder of the aloha spirit was the inspiration behind the colorful, tropical peppers we introduced last year that are now back in supermarkets throughout the country!
“Women need to stand strong together and support each other’s needs and achievements.” Nancy Pickersgill, Events and Internal Branding Manager
Early in her career, Nancy Pickersgill learned a valuable lesson from her first mentor: “He told me to acknowledge everyone’s request even if you can’t answer right away and treat people equally. It’s very simple but in a busy world we can get trapped in our own tasks and forget that helping others makes a difference. He was a very busy man but he always made people feel important and that they mattered.”