Our supplier is a third generation California tree-fruit grower, and they grow some of the best stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, plums, etc.) we’ve ever tasted. For these boxes, they’re providing us with big fruit that’s juicy and incredibly flavorful. Each four-pound box will be filled with 10-12 peaches or nectarines, depending on what’s most ready for harvest each day. The fruit is shipped to our stores very cold, so it stays as fresh as possible. This keeps the fruit firm—don’t make the mistake of thinking the fruit isn’t ripe. It’s...

“... To die, to sleep, To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye there’s the rub...” 
~Hamlet, William Shakespeare

Did it ever strike you as curious that right in the middle of his morbid musings on death, Hamlet seems distracted by a grilling preparation? With exuberant nonchalance, he exclaims: “Aye, there’s the rub!” It never made sense to us—that is, until we invented Trader Joe’s BBQ Rub and Seasoning with Coffee and Garlic. In an instant of enlightenment, we knew how a simple (yet amazing) mixture of spices could so easily...

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