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Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

IMPORT / Green / Mid-December - April
IMPORT / Other Colors / Early January - April

Bell peppers can vary in color from green, red, yellow, orange and more rarely, white, rainbow (between stages of ripening) and purple, depending on when they are harvested. Green peppers are less sweet and slightly more bitter than red, yellow or orange peppers. Bell peppers can be sliced and eaten raw or mixed into many different types of recipes, such as stir-fry dishes or casseroles.

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Jalapeño

Jalapeño

FAIR TRADE AVAILABLE
January - June

Jalapeños are medium-sized chili peppers with smooth dark green skin. These chilies range from hot to very hot with a warm burning sensation. The heat can be easily reduced by removing the seeds and veins inside the jalapeño. In addition to being chopped and added to a multitude of sauces and dishes, they are also great stuffed with cheese, fish or meat. 

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Cucumbers

Cucumbers

FAIR TRADE AVAILABLE
IMPORT / Mid-October - Early June

Cucumbers are dark green in color with a roughly cylindrical shape, elongated with tapered ends. The flesh is light green and juicy, as cucumbers are usually more than 90% water. Cucumbers are often enjoyed raw in vegetable trays and sliced into salads, but can also be pickled for extra flavor.

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Eggplant

Eggplant

FAIR TRADE AVAILABLE
IMPORT / November - Mid-June

Eggplant, also known as Aubergine, is used in cuisines throughout the world, ranging from Thai and Chinese to Middle Eastern, Italian, French and Spanish. The most common eggplant found in North American markets is the large, dark-purple to black variety.  When cooked, eggplant becomes tender and due to its texture, it makes a delicious meat substitute in vegetarian and vegan cooking. Eggplant is very versatile and can be baked, braised, broiled, grilled, roasted, sautéed or stewed.

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Striped Eggplant

Striped Eggplant

IMPORT / Mid-December - April

Zebra Eggplant is easily recognizable by its beautiful purple and white stripes that cover the entirety of the eggplant. Like the more common dark purple variety, Zebra eggplant is a great substitute for meat and will absorb the flavors of the other ingredients used in the  preparation. 

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Green Beans

Green Beans

FAIR TRADE AVAILABLE
IMPORT / Mid-April - May, November - December

Green beans are the unripe fruit of any kind of bean, and their varieties have been bred especially for the fleshiness, flavor, or sweetness of their pods. Green beans are very versatile in how they are prepared. They are often steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or baked in casseroles, and can also be battered and fried for a fun, crunchy treat.

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Honeydew Melon

Honeydew Melon

FAIR TRADE AVAILABLE
IMPORT / Late April - Late July

Honeydew has a round to slightly oval shape, with the smooth peel ranging from greenish to yellow, and the flesh being usually pale green in color. Honeydew's thick, juicy, sweet flesh is often eaten fresh as a dessert, but can also be used in fruit salads for a colorful addition.

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Orange Dew Melon

Orange Dew Melon

FAIR TRADE AVAILABLE
IMPORT / Late April - Late July

Orange Dew melon is a hybrid cross between a Cantaloupe and a Honeydew.  It has defining traits of both melons with a smooth, thin yellow skin and a creamy orange interior. It is both juicy and sweet, though it tastes more like a Honeydew than a Cantaloupe.

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Seedless Watermelon

Seedless Watermelon

FAIR TRADE AVAILABLE
IMPORT / Late April - July

Seedless watermelons are grown from seedless watermelon seeds in sun-warmed soil, with a little help from the bees. The melon's flesh is firmer because the usual softening of the fruit around the seeds does not occur. Enjoy this juicy fruit raw, in fruit salads or on fruit platters. Learn more about Fair Trade Certification.

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Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash

FAIR TRADE AVAILABLE
Mid-September - Late January, May - Mid-June

Acorn squash is dark green, with distinctive longitudinal ridges and sweet, yellow-orange flesh. It is most commonly baked, but can also be sautéed, steamed or even microwaved.

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Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

FAIR TRADE AVAILABLE
Mid-September - Mid-February, Early May - Late June

Butternut squash has yellow skin and orange flesh. As is ripens, it turns deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer. Butternut squash is often roasted then cubed, puréed or mashed, and is a common ingredient in soups, casseroles, breads, and muffins.

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Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash

FAIR TRADE AVAILABLE
Mid-September - Early January

Delicata squash has distinctive longitudinal dark green stripes on a yellow or cream colored background, and sweet, orange-yellow flesh.  Like the Acorn squash, Delicata squash is most commonly baked, but can also be microwaved, sautéed or steamed.

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