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2.12.2015

Lady Alice Apples

New to Bristol Farms produce departments is the Lady Alice Apple! Known as a “Washington Original”, the Lady Alice apple was discovered as a chance seedling in Gleed, WA. It is a new and distinct apple possessing several desirable characteristics.   Appearance The Lady Alice has a distinct pink stripe over a creamy-yellow background that […]

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1.30.2015

Sumo Mandarins are here!

The highly anticipated Sumo Mandarins are in-season and back at Bristol Farms for a very short period of time. So what does this mean? Get them while you can! What is a Sumo Mandarin? Exclusive new citrus varietal, developed in Japan and now grown on family farms in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Large mandarin with some […]

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1.26.2015

Avocados for Game-Time

Did you know, it is predicted Americans will consume more than 104 million pounds of avocados during the Super Bowl?! That number makes up 32 percent more avocados than were consumed last year, which equates to nearly 104 million pounds or approximately 208 million avocados consumed during the game. That would be enough avocados to […]

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1.9.2015

New! BroccoLeaf

Nestled in with the Chards, Dandelion, and Kale greens within our Produce Department, the newest member of the Super Greens family has hit the market – BroccoLeaf! Just as the name suggests, BroccoLeaf is the sweet, tasty, hardy leaves of the broccoli plant and can be enjoyed just the way you enjoy any of the […]

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1.6.2015

Taste of Summer – Chilean Blueberries!

When it’s winter here on the West Coast, it’s summer in Chile! This is exactly why Chilean Blueberries are at their peak in ripeness bearing sweet berries that are perfect for snacking on their own or incorporated into many recipes. Blueberries are proof that great things come in small packages! Did you know blueberries are […]

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12.12.2014

Jazz Apples

If you like tart-sweet, dense, and very crunchy apples with effervescent texture, you’re going to love Jazz™ Apples at Bristol Farms!   Native to New Zealand, Jazz Apples were developed by curious growers who married the Royal Gala to the Braeburn. The flavor profile consists of the Braeburn’s lively zip and the Royal Gala’s sassy […]

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12.12.2014

In Season – Satsuma Mandarins!

Set in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley in the shadow of the Tehachapi Mountains, Johnston Farms is a four-generation farming operation dedicated to giving our customers a taste experience that’s second to none – fruits and vegetables that don’t just look good but provide a flavor experience our customers will remember.   Known […]

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12.9.2014

Romanesco Broccoli

Of all the produce available, far and away the most spectacular is the Romanesco Broccoli, also known as Romanesque cauliflower. Typically smaller than a standard cauliflower, vivid chartreuse and conical in shape, it displays an ornate fractal pattern in which each floret presents the same appearance as the whole head, in miniature. The result is […]

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12.5.2014

Introducing Opal Apples from Washington

Bristol Farms just received a delicious new apple from Washington – the Opal apple is a cross between a Topaz and Golden Delicious, has a beautiful gold skin, and offers a sweet crunch with a slightly tangy finish. These apples are unique in that the flesh doesn’t oxidize when cut, which is naturally occurring and […]

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11.21.2014

Locally Grown Organic Fuerte Avocados

The Fuerte avocado is considered a medium to large fruit that can weigh up to one pound. Its shape is elongated and pear-like. The Fuerte has a smooth easy-peeling thin skin with a deep grass color and dark speckles throughout. Its flesh is dense, pale yellow in color and marginally oily. It has a rich, […]

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