Eating local produce is a great way to support local farmers and the economy. Unfortunately fruits and vegetables are seasonal meaning we can’t grown them year round locally. At times we can source fruits and vegetables from other parts of the country but often we utilize the counter-seasons of other countries, like Chile, to ensure that we have access to fresh produce in our supermarkets year round.
Have you ever enjoyed a delicious cherry cobbler in winter or peach pie during the holidays? Odds are those fruits were supplied by Chile! I often hear customers express concern about produce from other countries. The truth is, produce shipped in from other countries is more extensively inspected for safety than produce produced right here in the U.S. You can put your mind at ease knowing fruits from Chile are perfectly safe!
Currently you will find mandarin and navel oranges and lemons from Chile in your local supermarkets. In honor of this delicious citrus we pulled together some of our favorite salad recipes compliments of Citrus from Chile. Enjoy!