CWD Healthy Update Newsletter Issues
April 21st, 2017According to USDA, US per capita strawberry consumption is 4.85 pounds. Over 94% of US households consume strawberries. Download
April 10th, 2017Strawberries are perishable and require careful handling. They should be kept cold (32 to 34°F). Typical shelf life is 5-7 days. After a few days in storage, strawberries will begin to lose color and flavor. Strawberries are highly sensitive to freezing. Download
March 17th, 2017Frozen foods are processed at the peak of quality. Freezing helps to maintain nutrients and flavors. Proper handling of frozen foods will maintain quality. Download
February 27th, 2017The bright red color found in cherries is due to their anthocyanin content. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidant compounds that have been linked to a variety of health benefits including protection against heart disease and some forms of cancer as well as alleviating pain from arthritis and reducing inflammation. Download
February 17th, 2017Bing cherries got their start in these same Oregon orchards. They were named for one of the Chinese workmen in the orchard. Download
January 20th, 2017Potatoes are a staple on the American dinner plate. According to the Idaho Potato Commission, the average American consumes 113 pounds of potatoes every year. Download
January 13th, 2017The majority of oatmeal consumed by Americans is as a breakfast cereal. The remainder is used as an ingredient. Oatmeal cookies are the #1 non-cereal way oatmeal is used followed by meatloaf and then cakes or pies. Download
January 6th, 2017Soup is considered one of the first “fast foods”. While the origins of soup are unclear, there is evidence that people were enjoying soup as far back as 6000 BC.  Download
December 30th, 2016In 2015, Americans consumed over 80 billion servings of tea (more than 3.6 billion gallons). However only about 15% of tea consumed is hot tea. Download
December 23rd, 2016As we welcome a new year, industry experts are trying to identify the trends that will impact our dining experiences in 2017. Download
December 16th, 2016Hams are labeled according to the amount of water added during the curing process. Choosing the correct ham for your menu is an important first step to serving a fabulous ham.december-16-2016Download
December 9th, 2016Fruitcake is a cake made from chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices—with just enough batter to hold them together. dec-9-2016Download
December 2nd, 2016Eggnog dates back to the 14th Century when medieval Englishmen drank a hot cocktail containing milk curdled with ale or wine and often sweetened or spiced. Over the years, eggs were added to the drink. 12-2-16Download
November 23rd, 2016Oranges are one of the most common citrus fruits. They are native to southeast Asia and traveled with traders across Asia and Europe. Columbus then brought them to America. newsletter-11-23-16Download
November 18th, 2016Cranberries, blueberries, and concord grapes are the only three commercially grown fruits native to North America. Most of the world’s cranberries are cultivated on 48,000 acres in the US and Canada. november-18-2016Download
November 11th, 2016When you sit down to the Thanksgiving feast, will you be dining on yams, or sweet potatoes? In the US, chances are you will be dining on sweet potatoes. november-11-2016Download
November 4th, 2016Grapefruit is one of the “newer” fruits. It was discovered in Barbados in the 18th century. Some botanists think that the grapefruit is the result of a natural crossbreeding of the orange and the pomelo, a citrus fruit brought from Indonesia to Barbados in the 17th century. nov-4-2016Download
October 28th, 2016According to the American Peanut Council, Americans consume more than 6 pounds of peanut products each year. Peanut butter is found in 94% of American households and accounts for approximately half of the US edible use of peanuts. 10-28-16Download
October 21st, 2016October is National Seafood Month. The US is a leader in global sustainable seafood. 10-21-16Download
October 14th, 2016According to the US Apple Association, there are around 200 unique varieties of apples grown in the US with over 100 grown commercially. october-14-2016Download
October 10th, 2016Apples are a fall menu staple. To prevent browning when using fresh-cut apples on your menu, use a quarter cup apple juice to one cup water and dip the apples. Apple juice is slightly acidic and will not compete with the apple’s flavor like citrus juice will. october-7-2016small    Download
September 30th, 2016Spinach is a rich source of iron and calcium. It is also a good source of antioxidants and many vitamins and minerals. sept-30-2016Download
September 16th, 2016September is National Biscuit Month. According to Wikipedia, a biscuit is a baked, edible, commonly flour based product. What you will be served when you order a biscuit will depend on where you are in the world.   sept-16-2016Download
September 9th, 2016September is National Honey Month. Honey is a natural, sweet substance produced by bees from the nectar or secretions of living plants. Sept 9 2016Download
September 2nd, 2016Rice cultivation traces back more than 5,000 years. Cultivation began in China and spread to Greece, the Nile delta, and beyond. By early 1700, rice had become a major crop for colonists in America. Newsletter 9-2-16Download
August 26th, 2016In North America, most commercially grown celery is the Pascal variety. The stalk of the celery is typically used as a vegetable. The leaves are strong flavored and although not commonly used, they may be dried as an herb or chopped as a soup flavoring. August 26, 2016Download
August 19th, 2016Lettuce probably originated as a cultivated crop in or around the Mediterranean basin. It is thought that Egyptians have been eating lettuce for more than 4500 years. August 19, 2016Download
August 12th, 2016Peaches are a member of the rose family. They originated in China and were first grown commercially in the US by California gold miners.   August 12 2016Download
August 5th, 2016Broccoli adds color and flavor to a meal. It also packs a nutritional punch as it is a good source of folate as well as Vitamin C. August 5 2016  Download
July 29th, 2016Red and yellow peppers are riper and more flavorful than the more common green peppers. Newsletter 7-29-16Download
July 22nd, 2016Honeydew melon is the sweetest of all melons. They average five to six pounds. Quality is best from June to October, however, they are available year-around. July 22 2016Download
July 15th, 2016Watermelon is available year around, but is most plentiful from April to October, making it a favorite summer fruit. July 15th 2016Download
July 8th, 2016In 1984, President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. July 8 2016Download
June 30th, 2016July is National Blueberry Month, which has been celebrated since 1974. Newsletter 7-1-16Download
June 13th, 2016Cantaloupe refers to any orange-fleshed melon. It is one of the mot popular melons in America. Cantaloupe are popular in appetizers, in salads, as a breakfast plate garnish, and also found in compotes and desserts.   June 17 2016Download
June 11th, 2016Fresh grapes come in three basic colors—green (sometimes also called white), red, and blue. California grows about 99% of the commercially grown table grapes in the US. June 10, 2016Download
June 2nd, 2016According to the National Turkey Federation, US turkey consumption has doubled since 1970. In 2014, per capita turkey consumption was 15.8 pounds per person. June 3 2016Download
May 27th, 2016Health experts recommend that we fill half of our plate with fruits and vegetables. For someone eating approximately 1800 calories/day, this would translate to 2½ cups of vegetables and 1½ cups of fruits each day. Newsletter 5-27-16Download
May 23rd, 2016Cucumbers are a crisp, cool, and juicy addition to any menu. Newsletter 5-20-16Download
May 13th, 2016National Salsa Month was created in 1997 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pace Salsa. May 13 2016Download
May 5th, 2016Evidence shows BBQ is probably one of the oldest cooking techniques. The first record of open pit BBQ comes from ancient Greece in 1600 B.C.   May 6 2016Download
April 27th, 2016Eggs are a versatile delicious addition to any meal. The USDA projects 2016 US per capita consumption at 265.8 eggs per person. 4_29_16Download
April 22nd, 2016May is National Asparagus Month. Asparagus is a member of the Lily family, native to the Eastern Mediterranean area. April 22 2016Download
April 15th, 2016When selecting fresh strawberries, look for fresh, clean berries. The color should be bright, solid red with very little green or white. april 15 2016Download
April 11th, 2016Pineapple traces its origins to South America — the area between Southern Brazil and Paraguay.   april 8 2016Download
April 1st, 2016April is National Pecan Month. Pecans are the only major tree nut that grows naturally in North America. April 1 2016Download
March 18th, 2016A sauce is defined as a flavorful liquid, usually thickened, which is used to season, flavor, and enhance the appeal of other foods. March 18 2016Download
March 11th, 2016Peanuts most likely originated in South America — probably Brazil and Peru. Peanut shaped pottery can be traced back 3,500 years ago. March 11 2016Download
March 4th, 2016March is National Noodle Month. Noodle derives from the German term “Nudel”. march 4th newsletterDownload
February 26th, 2016Frozen foods are processed at the peak of quality. Freezing helps to maintain nutrients and flavors. February 26 2016Download
February 12th, 2016Cocoa is a fruit, the cocoa bean. About 40 cocoa beans are contained within each cocoa pod– enough to make about eightbars of milk chocolate. Healthy Update 2.12.16Download
February 5th, 2016Modern day cherry production began in the mid 1800s. In 1852, a Presbyterian missionary planted cherry trees near Traverse City, Michigan. February 5 2016Download
January 29th, 2016Grapefruit traces its origins to the West Indies, making it the only citrus fruit that did not originate in Southeast Asia. January 29th NewsletterDownload
January 25th, 2016Cauliflower scores high nutritionally. It is high in fiber, folate, potassium, and Vitamin C while being low in calories. Healthy Newsletter January 22Download
January 18th, 2016January is wheat bread month. Whole wheat flour is the least processed form of wheat flour, It is ground wheat kernels, including the bran and germ. Newsletter 1-15-16Download
January 8th, 2016January is National Oatmeal Month. Newsletter 1-8-16Download
December 31st, 2015January is National Hot Tea Month Newsletter 12-31-15Download
December 18th, 2015December is Fruit Cake Month Newsletter 12-17-15Download
December 11th, 2015The Florida orange crop is projected to be at 74 million boxes, down 24 percent from last year. Newsletter 12-11-15Download
December 3rd, 2015Top dining trends for 2016 include: ethnic flavors, artisan meats, street food, locally sourced products, and ethnic spices/condimentsNewsletter 12-4-15.Download
December 1st, 2015US honey consumption was estimated at 450 million pounds in 2013—nearly 1.3 pounds per capita. Newsletter 9-4-15Download
November 20th, 2015Cranberries, blueberries, and concord grapes are the only three commercially grown fruits that are native to North America. Newsletter 11-20-15Download
November 13th, 2015Yams or Sweet Potatoes? When we think of yams in the US, we are probably picturing sweet potatoes. Newsletter 11-13-15Download
October 9th, 2015To prevent browning when menuing fresh-cut apples, use a quarter cup apple juice to one cup water and dip the apples. Newsletter 10-9-15Download
September 24th, 2015Spinach is a rich source of iron and calcium. It is also a good source of antioxidants and many vitamins and minerals. Newsletter 9-25-15Download
September 17th, 2015According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, today lettuce is the second most consumed vegetable (behind potatoes). Newsletter 9-18-15  Download
August 28th, 2015Rice is a dietary staple for more than half the world's population.Download
August 14th, 2015It is believed that watermelon originated in southern Africa.Newsletter 8-14-15Download
August 7th, 2015Bell peppers are available year-around, making them a colorful addition to salads as well as a versatile garnish.Newsletter 8-7-15Download
July 20th, 2015Cantaloupe may refer to any orange-fleshed melon.newsletter 7-17-15Download
July 13th, 2015Honeydew is thought to have initially been raised in West Africa, cultivated over 4000 years ago.Newsletter 7-10-15Download
July 11th, 2015Mushrooms are grown in every state, however Pennsylvania leads production, growing about 60% of the domestic crop. Newsletter 9-11-15Download
July 6th, 2015July is National Blueberries Month, which has been celebrated since 1974.newsletter 7-3-15Download
June 26th, 2015According to USDA, global production of peaches & nectarines is forecast to be a record 19.9 million metric tons. Newsletter 6-26-15Download
June 19th, 2015Fresh grapes come in three basic colors—green (sometimes also called white), red, and blue.Newsletter 6-19-15Download
June 12th, 2015US per capita turkey consumption has more than doubled since 1970.Newsletter 6-12-15Download
June 5th, 2015June is National Dairy Month.Newsletter 6-5-15Download
May 29th, 2015Health experts recommend that we fill half of our plate with fruits and veggies.Newsletter 5-29-15Download
May 22nd, 2015Evidence shows BBQ is probably one of the oldest cooking techniques.Newsletter 5-22-15Download
May 15th, 2015National Salsa Month was created in 1997 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Pace Salsa.Newsletter 5-15-15Download
May 8th, 2015Eggs may be found on the menu any time of day.  newsletter 5-8-15Download
May 4th, 2015May is National Asparagus Month.Newsletter 5-1-15Download
April 24th, 2015Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables in the US.Newsletter 4-24-15Download
April 20th, 2015Pineapple traces its origins to South America— the area between Southern Brazil and Paraguay.Newsletter 4-17-15Download
April 13th, 2015Broccoli can add color, flavor, and a punch of nutrients to any meal. Newsletter 4-10-15Download
April 3rd, 2015Cucumbers are a crisp, cool, and juicy addition to any menu. Newsletter 4-3-15Download
March 21st, 2015The peak season for strawberries is from April to June, however strawberries are available year-around. Newsletter 3-20-15 (3)Download
March 17th, 2015Peanuts most likely originated in South America - probably Brazil and Peru. Newsletter 3-13-15Download
March 6th, 2015Frozen food is processed at the peak of quality. Newsletter 3-6-15Download
February 27th, 2015March is National Noodle Month. Newsletter 2-27-15Download
February 20th, 2015Celery stalks are used world-wide as a vegetable.Newsletter 2-20-15Download
February 13th, 2015Anthropologists have found that chocolate was enjoyed by ancient cultures living in present-day Mexico as early as 1900 B.C. Newsletter 2-13-15Download
February 6th, 2015Cherries have been consumed since prehistoric times. Newsletter 2-6-15Download
January 30th, 2015Grapefruit traces its origins to the West Indies, making it the only citrus strain that did not originate in Southeast Asia. Newsletter 1-30-15Download
January 23rd, 2015Cauliflower is thought to have its origins in the Mediterranean over 2,000 years ago. Newsletter 1-23-15Download
January 16th, 2015Bread baking dates back at least 12,000 years. Newsletter 1-16-15Download
January 9th, 2015Bananas are available year around and are generally considered America’s favorite fruit. Newsletter 1-9-15Download
January 2nd, 2015It is estimated that eighty percent of US households have oatmeal in their cupboards. Newsletter 1-2-15Download
December 29th, 2014In 2012, Americans consumed over 79 billion servings of tea, however only about 15% of tea consumed is hot tea. Newsletter 12-26-14Download
December 19th, 2014According to food expert Alton Brown, eggnog is a stirred custard—a mixture of dairy and eggs similar to ice cream. Newsletter 12-19-14Download
December 12th, 2014December is Fruit Cake Month—a time to celebrate the cake made from chopped candied fruit and /or dried fruit, nuts, and spices—with just enough batter to hold them together. Newsletter 12-12-14Download
December 1st, 2014Grapefruit is one of the “newer” fruits. It was discovered in Barbados in the 18th Century. Newsletter 11-28-14Download
November 21st, 2014When you sit down to the Thanksgiving feast, will you be dining on yams, or sweet potatoes? Newsletter 11-21-14  Download
November 14th, 2014Cranberries, blueberries, and concord grapes are the only three commercially grown fruits native to North America. Newsletter 11-14-14Download
November 7th, 2014According to Peanut Butter Lovers, the average American consumes three pounds of peanut butter per person per year. Newsletter 11-7-14Download
October 31st, 2014October is National Seafood Month. The US is a leader in global sustainable seafood. Newsletter 10-31-14  Download
October 24th, 2014Apple Trivia: There are over 2,500 known varieties of apples grown in the US with over 100 grown commercially.Newsletter 10-24-14Download
October 17th, 2014Apples are a fall menu staple. Newsletter 10-17-14Download
October 10th, 2014Pasta can be traced back as far as the fourth century B.C. Newsletter 10-10-14Download
October 3rd, 2014According to the Popcorn Board, Americans consume 16 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually — or about 51 quarts per person. Newsletter-10-3-14Download
September 26th, 2014According to the USDA, American’s consumption of spinach is on the increase. Newsletter 9-26-14Download
September 19th, 2014September is National Biscuits Month. Newsletter 9-19-14Download
September 12th, 2014September is National Honey Month. Newsletter 9-12-14Download
September 5th, 2014Rice cultivation traces back more than 5,000 years. riceDownload
August 29th, 2014Fungi (mushrooms) have been found in Stone Age settlements and have fascinated us for years. MushroomsDownload
August 22nd, 2014Lettuce probably originated as a cultivated crop in or around the Mediterranean basin. lettuceDownload
August 15th, 2014Broccoli adds color and flavor to a meal. broccoliDownload
August 8th, 2014Peaches are a colorful addition to salads. Click image below to read article: peachDownload
August 1st, 2014Bell Peppers are available year-around, making them a colorful addition to salads. Click image below for article:   bell peppersDownload
July 29th, 2014In 1984, President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. Click the image below: ice creamDownload
July 18th, 2014Honeydew melons are members of the Cucumis melo species which also includes Crenshaw, Casaba, and other mixed melons.honey dew melon  Download
July 11th, 2014July is National Blueberry Month. It is estimated that blueberries have been around for more than 13,000 years. blueberriesDownload
June 27th, 2014Cantaloupe refers to any orange-fleshed melon. It is one of the mot popular melons in America. cantaloupeDownload
June 27th, 2014Hot dogs are cured, cooked sausages. They are made from pork, beef, chicken, turkey, or a combination of these meats. Big City Reds Hot DogDownload
June 20th, 2014Fresh grapes come in three basic colors—green (sometimes called white), red, and blue.grapesDownload
June 16th, 2014According to the National Turkey Federation, US turkey consumption has doubled since 1970.turkeyDownload
May 30th, 2014Health experts recommend that we fill half of our plate with fruits & vegetables.ProduceDownload
May 23rd, 2014Watermelon is available year-around, however peak season is April through October.watermelonDownload
May 19th, 2014National Salsa Month was created in 1997 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pace Salsa.SalsaDownload
May 9th, 2014Evidence shows BBQ is probably one of the oldest cooking techniques. bbqDownload
May 6th, 2014June is National Dairy Month. Dairy products including milk, cheese, and yogurt are nutrient powerhouses.dairyDownload
May 2nd, 2014Eggs are a versatile delicious addition to any meal. eggsDownload
April 25th, 2014May is National Asparagus Month. Asparagus is a member of the Lily family. asparagusDownload
April 18th, 2014Pineapple traces its origins to South America—the area between Southern Brazil and Paraguay.
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April 14th, 2014Peak strawberry season is from April to June, however strawberries are available year around. StrawberriesDownload
April 4th, 2014Celery is believed to have its origins in the Mediterranean basin. It was grown for medicinal purposes before 850 B.C. 44076_9610Download
March 31st, 2014April is National Pecan Month. Their history can be traced back to the 16th Century. pecansDownload
March 21st, 2014National Nutrition Month® is an opportunity to focus on the food choices you make and learn about developing sound eating habits and physical activity habits. 1433103_74511246Download
March 14th, 2014Peanuts most likely originated in South America—probably Brazil and Peru. 1169857_13454001Download
March 7th, 2014March is National Noodle Month. NoodlesDownload
February 28th, 2014Frozen foods are processed at the peak of quality. Untitled-1Download
February 21st, 2014Celery stalks are used world-wide as a vegetable. 44076_9610Download
January 29th, 2014Cocoa dates back to 1500 B.C., when the Olmecs of Mexico used the cocoa beans that grew wild in Central America. 1360809_71830982Download
January 29th, 2014Grapefruit (Citrus paradisii), was originally called the “forbidden fruit." GrapefruitDownload
January 28th, 2014Cherries had a place on the table of Roman conquerors, Greek citizens, and Chinese noblemen. CherriesDownload
January 24th, 2014Potatoes are a staple on the American dinner plate. PotatoesDownload
January 17th, 2014Bananas area available year-around and are generally considered American’s favorite fruit. BananasDownload
January 10th, 2014Soup is considered one of the first “fast foods”.  Download
January 1st, 2014Eighty percent of US households have oatmeal in their cupboards. oatmealDownload
December 27th, 2013In 2012, Americans consumed over 79 billion servings of tea (over 3.60 billion gallons). teaDownload
December 20th, 2013According to food expert Alton Brown, eggnog is a stirred custard—a mixture of dairy and eggs similar to ice cream. EggnogDownload
December 13th, 2013Choosing the correct ham for your menu is an important first step to serving a fabulous holiday ham. Holiday HamDownload
December 6th, 2013Fruitcake is a cake made from chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices — with just enough batter to hold them together. fruitcakeDownload
November 29th, 2013Grapefruit is one of the “newer” fruits.  It was discovered in Barbados in the 18th century.   GrapefruitDownload
November 22nd, 2013Cranberries, blueberries, and concord grapes are the only three commercially grown fruits native to North America. cranberriesDownload
November 15th, 2013When we talk about yams in the US, we are probably talking about the sweet potato. YamsDownload
November 8th, 2013Valencia oranges are also known as “summer” oranges. Their season runs from February through October with peak supplies in May, June, and July. orangesDownload
November 1st, 2013The average American consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products annually.

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October 25th, 2013According to the Popcorn Board, Americans consume 16 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually, or about 51 quarts  per person.  

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October 18th, 2013There are over 2,500 known varieties of apples grown in the US with over 100 grown commercially.

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October 11th, 2013Pasta can be traced back as far as the fourth century BC, where artwork in ancient tombs showed a group of people making pasta.

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October 4th, 2013

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September 27th, 2013October is National Spinach Month. According to USDA, America's consumption of fresh spinach is on the rise.

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September 20th, 2013September is National Biscuit Month. According to Wikipedia, a biscuit is a baked, edible, flour based product. biscuitsDownload
September 6th, 2013September is National Honey Month. Click here to read the full article. honeyDownload
September 6th, 2013Mushrooms have fascinated man for years. mushroomsDownload
August 30th, 2013Rice is a dietary staple for more than half of the world’s population. Click here to view the full newsletter. riceDownload
August 23rd, 2013In North America, most commercially grown celery is the Pascal variety. Click here to view the full newsetter. celeryDownload
August 16th, 2013Many varieties of melon originated in the Middle East and spread gradually over Europe. Read more about Honey Dew Melons here. honey dew melonDownload
August 9th, 2013Bell Peppers are available year-around, making them a colorful addition to salads.bell peppersDownload
August 2nd, 2013The US produces about half of the world’s total supply of fresh peaches, with California leading production. peachesDownload
July 29th, 2013Water is important to staying hydrated during hot summer weather.Download
July 19th, 2013

Cantaloupe may refer to any orange-fleshed melon. It is one of the most popular melons in America.

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July 12th, 2013In 1984, President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month.Download
July 5th, 2013Fresh grapes come in three basic colors—green (also called white), red, and blue.  California produces about 99% of commercially grown grapes in the US.Download
June 28th, 2013July is National Blueberry Month. It is estimated that blueberries have been around for more than 13,000 years.Download
May 7th, 2013May is national egg monthDownload
February 12th, 2013February is National Cherry Month.  Learn interesting cherry facts and catch this week's produce report in this CWD Healthy Update.Download
February 1st, 2013The first cocoa trees are believed to have grown wild in the rain forests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins over 4,000 years ago.  Find out more about the history of chocolate in this week's CWD Healthy Update.Download
January 25th, 2013According to the Idaho Potato Commission, the average American eats 126 pounds of potatoes every year.  Find out more about potatoes and catch this weeks healthy produce update in this Healthy Update.Download
January 18th, 2013Bread baking dates back at least 12,000 years. Learn more about bread and catch this week's fresh produce update in this issue.Download
January 11th, 2013January is National Soup Month.  Learn soup facts and trivia along with your weekly produce update in this issue of the CWD Healthy Update.Download
January 4th, 2013Eighty percent of US households have oatmeal in their cupboards.  Learn more about this popular breakfast food and catch your weekly produce update in this issue of the CWD Healthy Update.Download
December 28th, 2012The US invented the tea bag as well as iced tea in 1904.  Find more tea facts and this weeks weekly produce update in this issue of CWD Healthy Update Newsletter.Download
December 21st, 2012Fruitcake is a cake made from chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices—with just enough batter to hold them together.   Find out more about fruitcake and catch your weekly produce update in this issue of the CWD Healthy Update.Download
December 14th, 2012This healthy update newsletter features the food trend predictions for 2013 along with your weekly produce update.Download
December 7th, 2012This issue of the CWD Healthy Update contains a useful guide for selecting a holiday ham.Download
November 30th, 2012Did you know grapefruit is one of the “newer” fruits. It was discovered in Barbados in the 18th century.  Find more grapefruit history, grapefruit equivalents, and this week's fresh produce update in this issue of the CWD Healthy Update.Download
November 23rd, 2012Cranberries, blueberries, and concord grapes are the only three commercially grown fruits native to North America. Find more cranberry history and trivia along with this week's weekly produce update in this healthy update newsletter.Download
November 16th, 2012When we think of yams in the US, we are probably talking about the sweet potato.  Find yam history and handling tips along with your weekly produce update in this Healthy Update.Download
November 9th, 2012This healthy update is all about oranges.  Find orange history and equivalents as well as your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
November 2nd, 2012November is peanut butter lover's month.  Learn the history of peanut butter and catch your weekly produce update in this issue of the CWD Healthy Update.Download
October 26th, 2012This issue of the CWD Healthy Update Newsletter features apple trivia, a produce alert, October celebrations, and your weekly produce update.Download
October 19th, 2012This week's CWD Healthy Updates is all about popcorn.  Find fun popcorn facts along with this weeks produce update in this issue.Download
October 12th, 2012Pasta can be traced back as far as the fourth century B.C., where an Etruscan tomb showed a group of natives making pasta. Find more pasta history and cooking tips along with your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
October 5th, 2012Apples are a fall menu staple. Learn more apple handling techniques and read this week's produce update in this issue of the CWD Healthy Update.Download
September 28th, 2012Spinach is a rich source of iron and calcium. Find more spinach information and preparation methods along with the week's produce update in this CWD Healthy Update.Download
September 21st, 2012There are approximately 1,600 commercial bee keeping operations in the US. Learn more honey facts and history and catch the weekly produce update in this issue of the CWD Healthy Update.Download
September 14th, 2012September is National Biscuit Month.  Learn biscuit history and catch up with this week's produce update in this issue of the CWD Healthy Update.Download
September 7th, 2012Commercial mushroom production began in France in the 17th Century. Learn more mushroom history, facts, and equivalents along with this weeks produce update in this issue of the CWD Healthy Update.Download
August 31st, 2012September is National Rice Month and National Food Safety Education Month.  Learn more about rice and food safety plus read your weekly produce update in this healthy update.Download
August 24th, 2012August is national catfish month.  Fin catfish history and your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
August 17th, 2012Honeydew history and handling techniques in this week's healthy update. This issue also features apple harvest news as well as your weekly produce update.Download
August 10th, 2012August is national peach month.  Find peach information and equivalents along with this weeks produce update in this issue.Download
August 3rd, 2012In this issue of the CWD Healthy Update you will find tips for adding flavor and excitement to water and your weekly produce update.Download
July 27th, 2012Fresh grapes come in three basic colors green (sometimes called white), red, and blue.  Find grape history and handling information along with your weekly produce update in this issue of the CWD Healthy Update.Download
July 20th, 2012Fun and interesting facts, and menu ideas for watermelon.Download
July 13th, 2012July is National Ice Cream Month.Download
July 6th, 2012The July 6th Healthy Update features blueberry facts, tips, and equivalents.Download
June 29th, 2012Hot dog trivia and your weekly produce update.Download
June 22nd, 2012June is Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month.Download
June 15th, 2012Featuring Peach facts, and equivalents.Download
June 8th, 2012June is Turkey Lover’s Month.Download
June 1st, 2012Dairy information and summer food safety tips.Download
May 25th, 2012May is National Egg Month.  Featuring egg facts and information about egg sizes.Download
May 18th, 2012Featuring history and facts about barbecue and your weekly produce update.Download
May 4th, 2012Asparagus information, storage and handling instructions, and your weekly produce update.Download
April 27th, 2012Strawberry handling tips and your weekly produce update.Download
April 20th, 2012April is artichoke month.  Also featuring your weekly produce update.Download
April 13th, 2012Iced tea history, facts, and your weekly produce update.Download
April 6th, 2012Pecan history, fun facts, and your weekly produce update.Download
March 30th, 2012Cucumbers are a crisp, cool, and juicy addition to any menu. Find cucumber facts, tips and your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
March 23rd, 2012Broccoli can add color, flavor, and lots of nutrition to any meal. Find broccoli trivia, equilvalents, and your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
March 16th, 2012Lettuce was among the first vegetables brought to the New World by Christopher Columbus. Find more lettuce information, equivalents, and your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
March 9th, 2012March is National Sauce Month. Take this opportunity to look at your menu and consider trying some new sauces to enhance your recipes.  This issue also features your weekly produce update.Download
March 3rd, 2012March is National Peanut Month. Find peanut facts, history, and your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
February 24th, 2012Frozen food safety tips and your weekly produce update.Download
February 17th, 2012February is National Cherry Month. Cherry history, facts, and your weekly produce update.Download
February 10th, 2012Cherry facts and your weekly produce update.Download
February 3rd, 2012February is Chocolate Lover’s Month.  The first cocoa trees are believed to have grown wild in the rain forests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins over 4,000 years ago.  Plus your weekly produce update.Download
January 27th, 2012Potatoes are a staple on the American plate. Potato history and your weekly produce update.Download
January 20th, 2012January is Wheat Bread Month. Bread making dates back at least 12,000 years. Find more bread facts and your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
January 13th, 2012Celebrate National Soup Month. Soup of considered one of the first “fast foods”. There is evidence that as early as 600 B.C., the Greeks sold soup on street corners. Find more soup history and your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
January 6th, 2012January is National Oatmeal Month. Eighty percent of US households have oatmeal in their cupboards. Find more oatmeal history and your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
December 30th, 2011January is National Hot Tea Month. In 2010, Americans consumed well over 65 Billion servings of tea. This issue contains more tea history as well as your weekly produce update.Download
December 23rd, 2011The National Restaurant Association recently released their list of “What’s Hot in 2012”, the results of a survey of 1,800 chefs. Find out what made the list and check out the weekly produce update in this issue.Download
December 16th, 2011Serve a Fabulous Holiday Ham. Find out how to make to perfect ham for your holiday feast.  This issue also contains the weekly produce update.Download
December 9th, 2011Cranberries, blueberries, and concord grapes are the only three commercially grown fruits native to North America. Learn more about cranberries and find your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
December 2nd, 2011Grapefruit is one of the “newer” fruits. It was discovered in Barbados in the 18th century. Learn more about grapefruit and find your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
November 18th, 2011Yams or Sweet Potatoes? When we think of yams in the US, the sweet potato is actually what we are usually talking about. This issue also features your weekly produce update.Download
November 11th, 2011Celebrate Peanut Butter Lover’s Month.  Americans consume 3 pounds of peanut butter per person per year. Learn more about peanut butter and get your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
November 4th, 2011Understanding Oranges and your weekly produce update.Download
October 28th, 2011October is National Pasta Month. Pasta can be traced back as far as the fourth century B.C, where an Etruscan tomb showed a group of natives making pasta.  Learn more about pasta and find your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
October 21st, 2011October is National Spinach Month.  According to USDA, America’s consumption of fresh spinach has been increasing. Learn more about spinach and read this week's weekly produce update in this issue.Download
October 14th, 2011Popcorn Fun Facts—Celebrate National Popcorn Poppin’ Month and check out this weeks produce update.Download
October 7th, 2011There are over 2,500 known varieties of apples grown in the US with over 100 grown commercially. Learn more about apples and catch this week's produce update in this issue.Download
September 30th, 2011October is National Apple Month—Handling Apples.Download
September 23rd, 2011American Chicken Industry Trivia and your weekly produce update.Download
September 16th, 2011September is National Honey Month. Find honey information and your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
September 9th, 2011Feature Fresh Mushrooms During National Mushroom Month. This issue also contains your weekly produce update.Download
September 2nd, 2011September is National Biscuit Month. Learn more about biscuits and check out the weekly produce update in this issue.Download
August 26th, 2011Rice is a dietary staple for more than half of the world’s population. Learn more about rice and catch this week's produce update in this issue.Download
August 19th, 2011Bell Peppers are available year-around making them a colorful addition to salads. Get bell pepper tips and history along with this week's produce update in this issue.Download
August 12th, 2011Many varieties of melon originated in the Middle East and gradually spread across Europe. Learn more about honeydew melon and food safety education in this issue.Download
August 5th, 2011The US provides about half of the world’s total supply of fresh peaches with California leading production.  Learn more peach facts and get your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
July 29th, 2011Fresh grapes come in three basic colors— green (sometimes called white), Red, and Blue- Black. Learn more about grapes and get your weekly produce update in this issue.Download
July 22nd, 2011Americans consume an average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream, ice milk, sherbets, and ices per capita annually. Learn more about ice cream and get this week's produce update in this issue.Download
July 15th, 2011July is national blueberry month. It is estimated that blueberries have been around for more than 13,000 years. Learn more about Blueberries and catch this weeks produce update in this issue.Download
July 8th, 2011Technomic released a study this week finding burger consumption is on the rise. For their Burger Consumer Trends Report, Technomic examined the burger consumption, purchasing behavior, attitudes and preferences of more than 1,500 customers.  Learn more and catch the weekly produce update in this issue.Download
July 1st, 2011Hot dogs are cured, cooked sausages. They are made from pork, beef, chicken, turkey, or a combination of these meats. Learn more about hot dogs and read this week's produce update in this issue.Download
June 17th, 2011US turkey consumption is on the rise, increasing 109% since 1970. In 2009, US consumption of turkey was 17 pounds per person. Find more turkey facts and the weekly produce update in this issue.Download
June 10th, 2011June is National Dairy Month. Dairy products, including milk, cheese, and yogurt are nutrient powerhouses. Learn more about dairy month and catch this week's produce update in this issue.Download
June 3rd, 2011This week, USDA unveiled a new health message. MyPlate replaces the food guide pyramid as the government’s visual message for healthy eating. Learn more about ChooseMyPlate.gov and get the weekly produce update in this issue.Download
May 27th, 2011Learn about Iced Tea History and catch this weeks produce update in this issue.Download
May 20th, 2011Watermelon is available year-around, however peak season is April through October. Learn more watermelon facts and read this weeks produce update in this issue.Download
May 13th, 2011Learn more about eggs and read this months weekly produce update.Download
May 6th, 2011Celebrate National BBQ Month. Read BBQ history and this weeks produce update.Download
April 29th, 2011May is National Asparagus Month. Learn more about asparagus and catch this weeks produce update.Download
April 22nd, 2011Playing It Safe With Your Easter Eggs.  This issue also features the weekly produce update.Download
April 15th, 2011Cucumbers are a crisp, cool, and juicy addition to any menu. Learn more about cucumbers and read this weeks produce update.Download
April 8th, 2011Broccoli can add color, flavor, and a punch of nutrients to any meal. Learn more about broccoli and catch this weeks fresh produce update.Download
April 1st, 2011April is National Pecan Month. Learn more about pecans and read this weeks produce update.Download
March 25th, 2011Strawberries on menus are often a sign of spring. Learn more about strawberries and read the weekly produce update in this issue.Download
March 18th, 2011March is National Sauce Month.  Learn more about sauces and catch this weeks produce update in this issue.Download
March 11th, 2011Peanuts trace their origins to South America, most likely first cultivated in Brazil and Peru. Learn more about peanuts and read this month's healthy produce update.Download
March 4th, 2011March is National Frozen Food Month. Learn about keeping your frozen food safe and catch this weeks healthy update.Download
February 25th, 2011The first cocoa trees are believed to have grown wild in the rain forests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins over 4,000 years ago. Learn more about chocolate and read this weeks produce update.Download
February 18th, 2011The red color found in cherries is from anthocyanins, powerful antioxidant compounds. Read more cherry trivia and facts, and catch this weeks produce update.Download
February 11th, 2011According to McCormick’s 2011 Flavor Forecast, spice consumption is at an all time high. Read more of the forecast's details and this week's fresh produce update.Download
February 4th, 2011February is Potato Lover’s Month. Learn more about potatoes and catch this weeks produce update.Download
January 28th, 2011The name soup comes from the word “sop”. Learn more soup fact and read this week's fresh produce update.Download
January 21st, 2011Soup is considered one of the first “fast foods”. Learn more about soup and read this weeks produce update.Download
January 14th, 2011Eighty percent of US households have oatmeal in their cupboards. Learn more about oatmeal and read this week's produce update.Download
January 7th, 2011Tea is nearly 5,000 years old. Read more tea history and this months produce update.Download
December 31st, 2010January is National Hot Tea Month. Read more tea facts and catch the produce update in this week's issue.Download
December 24th, 2010Oranges are a winter favorite, although they are available year-around. Learn more about oranges and read this week's produce update in this issue.Download
December 17th, 2010Grapefruit is one of the “newer” fruits. Read more about grapefruit and catch this week's produce update.Download
December 10th, 2010Find out how to serve a fabulous holiday ham and read this week's produce update.Download
December 3rd, 2010Most of the world’s cranberries are cultivated on 48,000 acres in the US and Canada.  Learn more about cranberries and read this weeks produce update.Download
November 19th, 2010When Thanksgiving is mentioned, most people think turkey. Learn more about turkey and read this week's produce update.Download

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