Dig In | Produce


Organic Butter Lettuce & Radicchio

July 27, 2015 in What's New

To have a cut, pre-washed bag of greens is a luxury that many cooks today might take for granted. Before such an invention, one had to chop the head, rinse the leaves, rinse them again (and maybe again), and then dry them using either the slow ‘air-dry’ technique, or far too many paper towels. So... let us give thanks for bagged lettuce—specifically Trader Joe’s Organic Butter Lettuce & Radicchio. We carry a variety of prepared lettuce blends, but this is one of our...

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A Fruitful Medley

July 20, 2015 in What's New

A medley often refers to a collection of unique songs, woven together to be performed as a single piece of music. It works because there’s something about each song that makes it a compliment to the others... related musical keys, similar rhythmic feels, etc. Apply the medley concept to food, and the same must ring true... there must be harmony among the various food components—resonance that somehow converts all the diverse elements into a single, melodious tune. The pleasing “melody” that comes together in Trader Joe’s Fruitful Medley is...

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Orange Flesh Honeydew Melon

July 01, 2015 in What's New

On the outside, the Orange Fleshed Honeydew looks like a typical honeydew melon. It’s round with smooth, pale-green skin. Slice it open and you’ll swear you’re about to enjoy a common cantaloupe, based on the orange flesh. The truth is, this melon is not one or the other—but a hybrid of the two. The curious appearance is enough to draw the attention of melon aficionados. The stupendous flavor is enough to entice just about anyone who seeks sweet, refreshing fruit. Often regarded as...

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Four-pound Box of Peaches or Nectarines

June 19, 2015 in What's New

Sometimes pre-packaging produce is just a sneaky ploy to get rid of the lesser pieces of fruit. Bags or boxes of ‘mostly good’ fruit are mixed in with one or two ‘bad apples’—those pieces no one would choose if they were offered loose. Trader Joe’s won’t touch this approach. We what do “touch,” are each and every Peach or Nectarine that makes it into one of our Four-pound Boxes. Actually, it’s our San Joaquin Valley supplier (in the business since 1948) who...

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Veggie Kabobs

June 10, 2015 in What's New

Veggie Kabobs are back! These are perfect for summertime barbecues. We’ve done all the cleaning, chopping and skewering for you. All you have to do is heat up the coals and away you grill. As with our past versions, these Kabobs are loaded with plump crimini mushrooms, tender zucchini, colorful and sweet bell peppers, yellow squash, and white onion. Each piece of vegetable is cut to be about the same size to help your Kabobs cook...

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Heavenly Villagio Marzano Tomatoes

April 29, 2015 in What's New

A popular legend says that after the king of Peru gifted a new tomato variety to the king of Naples in the late eighteenth century, it was planted near the base of Mt. Vesuvius in the rich volcanic soils of Villagio Marzano sul Sarno. These were the forerunners of today’s “San Marzano” tomatoes (supposedly), but it’s hard to know what’s really true—especially when one considers that Peru had no kingdom (or king!) two hundred years ago. That truth may be...

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Kale Quinoa Salad

March 27, 2015 in What's New

Rumor has it that a leading fast-food chain will soon be offering kale on its menu. You know that a food has become a cultural fixture when it’s available at your local drive-thru. Quinoa—though not yet on the drive-thru menu—solidified her lofty produce position a few years ago when the United Nations officially declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. We think it’s about time the...

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Organic Carrots of Many Colors

March 17, 2015 in Radio Spots

The average American consumes more than eleven pounds of carrots every year. And that’s just the orange ones. Organic Carrots of Many Colors come in yellow, white, red, and purple, in addition to orange. They’re naturally sweet and crunchy, and the colors really pop...

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Kale Sprouts

March 17, 2015 in Radio Spots

Kale Sprouts. Never heard of them? That’s okay. We gave them that name, so unless you were in our heads, you couldn’t have known. Kale Sprouts are exactly what you might think they are, once you’ve heard the name – a hybrid of Brussels Sprouts and Kale. They’re the result of about 15 years of cross-breeding Russian Red Kale and Brussels sprouts. A long wait, and worth every minute...

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