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.
As pioneers of North American greenhouse growing, we’ve become pros at what we do. It’s pretty amazing to think of everything that goes into growing a tomato, or any piece of fruit for that matter. One of my favorite questions is, “so, what exactly is greenhouse growing?” It’s not a silly question either. You deserve to know where your food comes from! So without further ado, here is what goes in to growing beautiful, flavorful, greenhouse produce.
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.
The winners are in! Red carpet ready and looking their best from head-to-toe, we have an impressive lineup of leading veggie contenders for the best in their category. Who is walking away with the highest honors? Let’s take a closer look at these SUNSET® contenders and their best performances yet.