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Our Tomato Program: Never Eat a Bad Tomato Again

Summer, we have a problem When’s the last time you had a good tomato? Like a super-sweet, drip-down-your-chin, you-could-just-eat-that-all-day kind of tomato? It’s probably been a while. That’s because the tomatoes you get at the supermarket are for the most part bland, watery mush. Standard tomatoes are most often bred for high yields, not flavor, […] Read more »

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Can an American Parmesan Dethrone the King of Cheeses?

Parmesan cheese is at the heart of Italian cuisine, and the greatest of all of Parmesans is Parmigiano Reggiano. So when you’re looking for a cheese to grate over a saucy tangle of pasta, there is no substitute. The Schuman family believes they can change all that. Read more »

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From the Ground Up: The Story of a Dazzling Purple Pepper

By now, it’s no secret that we harbor deep affection for offbeat and unique produce. (Petite, fairy tale eggplants? Check. Dazzling striped, rose-hued lemons? Check.) And what’s more, we love sending you beautiful vegetables that are good for the farms growing them. So we’re excited to introduce you to the islander pepper, a stunningly-purple (and sometimes yellow, orange and red!) pepper making its crunchy, delicious debut on dinner plates across the country this summer. Read more »

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A Fairy Tale (Eggplant) with a Happily Ever After

With its miniature form and gorgeous violet-and-white skin, fairy tale eggplant is just as dreamy as it sounds. But there’s even more to this specialty variety than meets the eye. It’s also incredibly fruitful and resilient, two big wins for farmers (and we mean that quite literally: the seed has brought home an All-America Selections vegetable award). As for the cooks? Fairy tale offers a delicious, delicate flavor and delightfully creamy bite. Plus, this palm-sized eggplant is a breeze to prep for sautés, stir-fries, grilled dishes and more. Read more »

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