Archive for March, 2011


Pixie Tangerines are back at Bristol Farms

Bristol Farms Locally Grown Ojai Pixie Tangerine season has begun and we are hoping to stretch these great eating tangerines into the first part June. Our Pixie tangerines are known for their sweet consistent flavor, low acidity, and their easy peel almost “zipper like” skins. Pixie Tangerines are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, […]

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Bristol Farms’ Own Corned Beef

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! (Saint Patrick’s Day Blessings Upon You!) Did you know that corning is a form of curing; it has nothing to do with corn. The name comes from Anglo-Saxon times before refrigeration. In those days, the meat was dry-cured in coarse “corns” of salt. Spices and pellets of salt, some the […]

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Grow Your Own Superfruits with our Potted Berries

Plant your own Superfruits right in your backyard! Our potted berries are back! How can something so delicious be so good for you? Blueberries are among the highest antioxidant food you can eat and antioxidants are a direct link to better health. They are a low calorie food high in Vitamin C, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin […]

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The Freeze on Crops

With the recent severity of freezing weather conditions in Mexico, Texas, and Florida, there continues to be numerous product challenges related to fresh produce product procurement. If this wasn’t bad enough, throw in pounding local rains coupled with record low temperatures in the Coachella and Central Valley growing districts. Towards the first part of last […]

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The Health Benefits of Cocoa

There have been many studies linking cocoa and dark chocolate with health benefits. Cocoa and chocolate contain a large amount of antioxidants (flavonoids). Cocoa and dark chocolate may keep high blood pressure down and reduce the blood’s ability to clot, thus the risk of stroke and heart attacks may be reduced. The darker chocolate with […]

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