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Most of us think of certain colors when specific fruits and vegetables are mentioned. You know, Bell peppers - green, carrots - orange, tomatoes - red, etc. But most everyone has seen (or tasted) fruits and veggies that have been cultivated to display unexpected colors. Our Yellow Tomatoes on the Vine are a fantastic example of naturally bred tomatoes with incredible color and remarkable texture and flavor. Our grower—located in Canada (summer through fall), and Mexico (winter through spring)—experimented with over 300 yellow tomato varieties for more than eight years before finally settling on this one. Of course...

For a popular purveyor of meatballs, the absence of Kofta is conspicuous. The meatballs of the Middle East and South Asian regions, Kofta recipes are copious, with a wide range of minced meat-and-spice combinations being balled. Thus, the question for us was not whether to bring in a Kofta, but—what kind? Taking our cue from our customers’ current voraciousness for Indian food, we created Lamb Koftas with Masala Sauce. We turned to a family-run, gourmet Indian food creator in Northern California. Their recipes and techniques, passionately cultivated over the years, traveled with them from India. Thus, the...

The best things come in small packages. At least, that’s what short people say. The leaders in our produce area also say this—though they are varied in height—especially when they are speaking of our Smallish Gems Sweet Lettuce. One of our buyers first encountered Gems in London restaurants and supermarkets several years ago. Today, we’ve seen these small, Sweet Lettuce heads popping up all over the U.S., especially in farmer’s markets and finer restaurants. Based on their notable characteristics, Gems might be described as a cross between butter lettuce and romaine. Technically, they are an...