Why am I seeing so many oranges and apples in my crate right now?

apples-orangesQ: Why am I seeing so many oranges and apples in my crate right now?

A: Late winter and early spring is the main harvest time for oranges, mandarins, tangelos, and other wonderful citrus. The apples and pears currently available were mostly harvested in the fall and have been cold-stored to preserve their great taste. We always try to feature the best fruits of the season in your mixes, and this time of year offers the most delicious citrus and apples.

Grilled Radicchio and Citrus Salad

radicchio1-transRecipe by The FruitGuys

INGREDIENTS
1 head of radicchio
Salad greens, 5–6 cups loosely packed
Segments from 2 tangerines or 1 sweet orange
1 large shallot or 2 small garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced (optional)
¼ cup olive oil (plus more to brush on radicchio)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar (optional, if a sweeter dressing is preferred)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Clementine

The Clementine is surely a darling. Developed by Father Clement Rodier from a sweet tangerine and the somewhat bitter Seville orange. A zipper peel with few seeds and tangy taste.

clementine_lgThe Clementine is surely a darling, developed by Father Clement Rodier from a sweet tangerine and the somewhat bitter Seville orange. Clementines have fews seeds and a tangy taste.

Cara Cara Orange

Blood Orange

Citrus Beet Salad

Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

INGREDIENTS
1 bunch beets, greens removed
2 navel or blood oranges, peeled and sliced in rounds
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
2 tablespoons vinegar
3  tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

 PREPARATION

Blood Oranges...Ah, Ah, Ah!

blood-oranges-transBy Heidi Lewis

[The Green Room – Children’s Television Department]

Bunny: “What’s with all the bits of fabric everywhere?”
Bob: “Count von Count from Sesame Street and Count Chocula got into a heated debate. The Count was trying to count the blood oranges in the FruitGuys crate, and Chocula was trying to eat them.”
Bunny: “Silly vampires, blood oranges are for people!”

Ambersweet Orange

Hamlin Orange

Simple Beet Salad

Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys
INGREDIENTS
Beets, 2–3 large or 4–6 small, trimmed and well cleaned
½ cup onion, thinly sliced (yellow, white, red, or green)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Salt and pepper to taste

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