Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Redland Raised" program found in Publix


Redland Raised is an instore program that promotes the consumption of fresh local produce. Publix will be the first to grocery store to kick-off the program.

The program's announcement took place at the Publix located at 7805 SW 40th Street, on Thursday, October 29, 2009. Local celebrities included Mayor Carlos Avarez. Locally grown produce including green beans, yellow squash, zucchini, boniato, okra and avocados were on display.

Redland Raised was created by Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

“Pairing Publix with our locally-grown produce makes great sense,” said Mayor Carlos Alvarez. “We can educate and encourage our residents to invest in local produce and in turn, stimulate the economy in our County.”

“While we have always been committed to supporting fresh locally grown produce when available, we are excited to help introduce this new produce brand which will allow us to better inform our customers on the benefits of buying local,” said Kim Jaeger, Media and Community Relations Manager for Publix in Miami.

Miami-Dade County’s agriculture industry is number two in the state and 18th in the country, generating an estimated $2.7 billion for the local economy.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Papaya said to fight the flu

Daily Spark article by Tanya Jolliffe

In a Daily Spark article by Tanya Jolliffe, she suggests there are specific foods that help get you back on your feet after a cold and flu. Here's the excerpt about papayas.

Christopher Columbus called
papaya the "fruit of the angels" because he found the great benefit of this special fruit especially during the winter. Rich in vitamins C, A, K, and E as well as magnesium, folate, beta-carotene and lutein, papaya has been found to help inactivate a variety of viruses so the body can flush them away.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Back from PMA Fresh Summit 2009

We're back from California. The show provided insight and potential business. Next year, Orlando.