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Root vegetables

Root vegetables are plant roots used as vegetables. Here “root” means any underground part of a plant. Root vegetables are generally storage organs, enlarged to hold energy in the form of Carbohydrates.
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Candy Stripped Beets Round Carrots Mixed Pack
Cooked Pre-Pack Beets Sweet Petite Baby Carrots Radishes
Baby Gold Beets White Carrots Rainbow Radishes
Baby Red Beets Baby Fennel White Baby Turnips
Baby Carrots Baby Kohlrabi Jicama
Baby Squash Patates


Potato is a cool-season vegetable that ranks with wheat and rice as one of the most important staple crops in the human diet around the world. The white potato is referred to as the “Irish potato” because it is associated with the potato famine in Ireland in the 19th century. Potatoes are not roots but specialized underground storage stems called “tubers.” Maximal tuber formation occurs at soil temperatures between 60° and 70°F. The tubers fail to form when the soil temperature reaches 80°F. Potatoes withstand light frosts in the spring and can be grown throughout most of the country in the cooler part of the growing season, but they prefer the northern tier of states for maximal yield and quality.
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“A” Size Blue Fingerling Purple
“B” Size Chief Marble Red
Baby Fingerling Creamer Mix Pack White


The lettuce plant has a very short stem initially, but when it gradually blooms, the stem and branches lengthen and produce many flower heads that look like those of dandilions, but smaller. This is referred to as bolting. When grown to eat, lettuce is harvested before it bolts.
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Baby Hydroponic Mache Organic
Bibbs Leaf Mid-Size Retail Pack
Cocarde Limestone Mixed Romaines
Deer Tongue Lollas Oaks Tango

Seasonal Wild and Weird

Cattail Shoots- This wonderful plant is a virtual gold mine of survival utility. It is a four-season food, medicinal, and utility plant. What other plant can boast eight food products, three medicinals, and at least 12 other functional uses?

Fiddlehead Ferns- A young, edible, tightly coiled fern frond that resembles the spiral end of a violin (fiddle). It is also referred to as ostrich fern  and pohole.  The shoots are in their coiled form for only about 2 weeks before they unfurl into graceful greenery. Fiddlehead ferns are a rich, deep green color and are about 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. They have a flavor akin to an asparagus-green bean-okra cross and a texture that’s appealingly chewy. Fiddleheads can be found throughout the eastern half of the United States, ranging from as far south as Virginia north to Canada.

Hearts of Palm- Vegetables harvested from the soft core of a palm tree. They are extremely popular in Latin American cuisine, and are exported both fresh and canned to other parts of the world. France is the largest importer of hearts of palm, with centers of export in several Latin American nations including Puerto Rico and Brazil. Many vegetarians use hearts of palm in their recipes, blending the vegetables to make spreads, eating them plain, or adding the hearts of palm to salads.

Ramps- Ramps are an early spring wild onion/scallion/leek-like vegetable that grow between North Carolina, New England, and Minnesota, and are in season only from late March to early May.



Nutritionally, peppers vary depending on the variety and stage of maturity. In general, all peppers are a good source of vitamin A and C; the red ones are bursting with these two antioxidants. Antioxidants are a group of nutrients that neutralize free radicals in the body fluids reducing the risk of disease.

Free radicals are naturally produced when the body uses oxygen. Unless they are neutralized, they cause cell damage, which may lead to health problems such as arthritis, heart disease and cancer. A single raw red pepper, sweet or hot, can meet the daily requirements for two important antioxidants, vitamin A and C

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Ancho Dried Holland Pasilla
Bell Fresno Jalapeno Scotch Bonnet
Chili Habaneros Mix Pack Vegi-Best

Tropical Fruits

Strictly speaking the word tropical refers to the tropics, which is the area of earth centered on the equator and limited in the North by the Tropic of Cancer and in the south by the Tropic of Capricorn. This tropical zone stretches from 23.4 º North latitude to 23.4 º South latitude. I have divided my website in a part with ‘tropical fruits’ and a part with ‘other fruits’. Tropical fruits are those that have their origin in the tropics and require a rather tropical or subtropical climate; they don’t tolerate frost. Other fruits are the rest, which usually grow in more temperate climates. The distinction is not very accurate. Some tropical fruits are also grown in warmer areas outside the tropics, while many of the temperate fruits can also be found in the tropics, especially in cooler mountain or hill areas.

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Atemoya Guava Mamey Pepinos
Baby Bananas Kiwano Mango Persimmons
Breadfruit Kiwi Baby Melons Quince
Cannistel Kumquat Monstera Sapodilla
Cherimoya Lemon Meyer Blood Oranges Black Sapote
Feijoa Limequat Papaya Starfruit
Figs Loquat Passion Fruit Tamarillos
Champagne Grapes Lychee Asian Pears Ugly Fruit


Mushrooms provide our bodies with the nutrients, proteins, minerals, and vitamins it needs to generate energy and repair cells. They are one of the most remarkable elements for a healthy immune system. They have been used to cure or improve eyesight, hearing, circulation, impotency, stop migraine headaches, tumors, influenza, and even cancer.

Mushrooms are low in carbohydrates, calories, and sodium and are cholesterol and fat free. High in fiber and protein, mushrooms are also rich in B vitamins to help maintain a healthy metabolism.

Mushrooms are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that helps lower elevated blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke. One medium portabella mushroom has even more potassium than a banana or a glass of orange juice

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Agaricus Cremini Lobster Retail
Chanterelles Dried Morels Shiitake
Clusters Enoki Porcini Truffles
Corn Smut Hedgehog Portabella Trumpets


The culinary use of flowers dates back thousands of years with the first recorded mention being in 140 B.C. Many different cultures have incorporated flowers into their traditional foods.

Oriental dishes make use of daylily buds and the Romans used mallow, rose and violets. Italian and Hispanic cultures gave us stuffed squash blossoms and Asian Indians use rose petals in many recipes.

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Assorted Confetti Lavender Wand Retail Packs


Tomato may refer to both the plant (Solanum lycopersicum) and the edible, typically red, fruit which it bears. Originating in South America, the tomato was spread around the world following the spanish colinization in the Americas, and its many varieties are now widely grown, often in greenhouses in cooler climates.

The tomato fruit is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes and sauces, and in drinks. While it is botanically a fruit, it is considered a vegetable for culinary purposes which has caused some confusion. The fruit is rich in lycopine, which may have beneficial health effects.

The tomato belongs to the nightshade family. The plants typically grow to 1–3 metres (3–10 ft) in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the ground and vines over other plants. It is a perinial in its native habitat, although often grown outdoors in temperate climates.

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Black Organic Striped Teardrop
Currant Pear Sun-Dried Toy Box
Hydroponic Pink Drop Sweet 100’s Vine Ripe
Orange Plum Sweet Orange Yellow


Mesclun is a mixture of young greens. In addition to including lettuce, it may have things like spinich along with savory chicory and sometimes edible flowers as well. Many cultures have a tradition of mesclun consumption, especially in the spring, when fresh new growth can be very refreshing after a long, dark winter. Many markets sell mesclun in their produce sections, and it is also possible to grow mesclun at home. By growing it at home, you can control exactly which plants go into the mixture, ensuring a desired flavor.

The word comes from the Provencal French mesclom, which is derived from misculare, a Latin word meaning “to mix.” As the name implies, the primary characteristic of mesclun is that it includes a diverse mixture of greens. Because the greens are young, they tend to be extremely tender and often highly flavorful.


Our Mixes

Spring Mix – A tasty blend of baby heirloom lettuces, combined with seasonal greens such as mache, arugula, dandelion, tat-soi, baby red mustard, frisee, radicchio and baby spinach.

Asian Mix- heirloom lettuces, combines with a variety of spicy brassicas and mustards, including baby bok-choy, baby tat-soi, baby mizuna, baby mibuna,  baby arugula, baby red mustard, baby sorrel.

Sweet Mix- Heirloom sweet baby lettuces.  Can be sprinkled with petal confetti.

Braising Mix – Heartier larger leaves for cooking.  Including a variety of Kales, Chards, Brassicas, and Mustards. Once cooked and the juices combine to make an incredible side dish or stuffing.


Caesar Mix – Tender mix of succulent baby red and baby green romaine leaves, sweet and crunchy. Just add croutons, anchovies and dressing for a 5 star salad.

Custom Mix – Choose your own mix.  We will provide the available components  from a conventional or organic grower and you can define the ingredients and the percentage of each. 500 case minimum per run

Private Label- You provide the bag, we’ll provide the filling.  Don’t have a bag?  Culinary will help you design one.

Pack Sizes

Bulk Pack- 3#

Foodservice – 4/2.5#

Retail Pack – 12/3 ounce

Family Pack – 5#

Final Note.  All of our loose greens are grown my members of the LGA.  All growers have GAP certification, HACCP certification and third party audits.




The fruit is very dark purple with smooth, fragile skin. In the middle of the cluster is a greenish-white core that extends to almost the bottom of the berry. Blackberries can be easily confused with raspberries, but raspberries (including black raspberries) have a hollow center. Blackberries are red and hard when they are immature and turn black and shiny when they ripen.
Cape Gooseberry-

The round orange fruit is loosely enclosed in a papery husk or “cape” (resemebling
a Chinese lantern) which provides a natural wrapper for storing the fruit, as long as it’s kept dry.



Fragrantly sweet with a subtly tart overtone and almost-melt-in-your-mouth texture, raspberries are wonderfully delicious and are usually in limited supply. Most cultivated varieties of raspberries are grown in California from June through October.



The fragrantly sweet juiciness and deep red color of strawberries can brighten up both the taste and aesthetics of any meal. Not only do they taste great they are among the fruits and vegetables ranked highest in health-promoting antioxidants. Antioxidants help combat the damaging effects of free radical activity to cellular structures and DNA.



As one of the few fruits native to North America, blueberries have been enjoyed by Native Americans for hundreds of years. They have also enjoyed great popularity around the world in cuisines from Asia to the Mediterranean



Grown commercially in NZ for years this beauty is capable of bearing almost all year round in warmer climates. A supply of fresh berries in early spring when there is few other fruits available is very welcomed. The fruit looks like a large blackberry and has a flavour between that and a raspberry.


Wild Strawberries-

Each plant can produce one or more clusters of flowers in stalks about 3-4″ long, which also emerge directly from the ground. Each flower is about ¾” across and consists of 5 white petals. Toward the center, there are about 25 yellow stamens surrounding a small blunt cone. The blooming period occurs during late spring or early summer, and lasts about 1-2 months. There is no noticeable floral scent. Afterwards, small red drupes are produced that are about ½–¾” long, and shaped like the familiar cultivated strawberry. They are sweet and edible.


Spices & Herbs

Achiote Paste Fenugreek Seed Black Peppercorns
Allspice Fine Herbs Five Blend Peppercorns
Allspice Ground Five Spice Powder Four Blend Peppercorns
Anise Seed Galanga Slices Peppercorns Green
Annatto Seed Garam Masala Green Freeze Peppercorn
Arrowroot Granulated Garlic Pink Peppercorns
Fancy Basil Ginger Root Sliced Szechwan Peppercorns
Hand Selected Bay Leaves Ginger Powder Telicherry Peppercorns
Semi-Select Bay Leaves Gumbo File White Peppercorns
Caraway Seed Heather Poppy Seeds
Black Caraway Seed Herbs de Provence Quatre Spices
Fancy Green Cardamom Herbs for Fish Extra Fancy Rosemary
Ground Cardamom Herbs for Meat Saffron Mancha Threads
Cayenne Pepper Herbs for Poultry Saffron Mancha Powder
Celery Seed Hibiscus Flower Saffron Threads Powder
Fancy Chervil Horseradish Powder Dalmation Sage
Chili Blend Juniper Berries Ground Sage
Air Dried Chives Lavender Flowers Sea Salt
Cilantro Granulated Lemon Peel Black Salt Sea
Cassia 10″ Cinnamon Lemon Pepper Course Sea Salt
Cassia 4″ Cinnamon Ground Mace Ground Savory
Cassia Bark Cinnamon Extra Fancy Marjoram Spearmint
Ground Cinnamon Mulling Spices Star Anise
Cloves Ground Black Mustard Ground Sumac
Hand Picked Cloves Mustard Flour Whole Pod Tamarind
Ext Bold Coriander Bold Yellow Mustard Tandoori
Ground Coriander Ground Nutmeg Tarragon
Cracked Coriander Whole Nutmeg Extra Fancy Thyme
Extra Fancy Cumin Extra Fancy Oregano Ground Thyme
Ground Cumin Paprika –100 Asta Ground Turmeric
Hot Curry Smoked Bittersweet Paprika Vanilla Beans Bourbon
Curry Madras Style Smoked Hot Paprika Vanilla Beans-Indonesian
Dill Seed Smoked Sweet Paprika Vanilla Beans-Mexican
Dill Weed Parsley Flakes Vanilla Beans-Tahiti
Ground Epazote Cracked Black Pepper Vanilla Extract
Whole Epazote Ground Black Pepper Vanilla Powder
Fennel Seed Extra Fancy Crushed Red Pepper Wasabi Powder
Ground Fennel White Ground Pepper Zahtar
Ground Fenugreek

Salad Dressing

Sweet & Sour Bacon Low Fat Blue Cheese Pepper Parmesan
Balsamic Vinaigrette Caesar Ranch
Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette Honey Mustard Spinach Salad
Blue Cheese Low Fat Honey Mustard


Arborio Rice Domestic Botan Style (For Sushi) Sticky Purple Rice
Arborio Rice Italian Brown Rice Short Grain Bhutanese Red Rice
Baby Basmati Rice Carnaroli Rice Wild Rice Blend
Brown Basmati Rice Chinese Black Rice Broken Wild Rice
White Basmati Rice Red Himalayan Wild Fancy Rice
Bulgur Blend Jasmine Wild Rice Flour
Pasta/Rice Blend Mochi Rice

Pasta and Noodles

Acini de Pepe Rice Sticks (Flat) Vermicelli Rice Sticks
Cellophane Noodles Lai Fen Rice Sticks (Med) Soba Noodles
Egg Noodles Poalee Rice Sticks (Thin) Soba Noodles (Green Tea)
Chao Ching Rice Sticks
Pasta-Dough nuts-and-seeds-combination

Nuts & Seeds

Almond Flour Macadamia Nuts Black Sesame Seeds
Roasted Chestnut Flour Pecan Meal Toasted Sesame Seeds
Roasted Hazelnut Flour Pepitas White Sesame Seeds
Hulled Hemp Seed Pine Nuts Sunflower Seeds
Roasted Hemp Seed Shelled Pistachio Kernels Walnut Meal

Mushroom Blends

Culinary Blend

Shiitake, Oyster, Chanterelle, Morel, Porcini, Bolete, Lobster, & Sliced Shiitake

European Blend

Chanterelle, Morel, Porcini, Bolete, Lobster, Black Trumpet, & Sliced Shiitake

Forest Blend

Shiitake, Oyster, Porcini, Boletes, Woodear, & Sliced Shiitake

Northwoods Blend

Shiitake, Morel, Porcini, Oyster, Bolete, Lobster, & Sliced Shiitake

Special Blend

Shiitake, Chanterelle, Morel, Porcini, Bolete, & Woodear

Stir Fry Blend

Cloud Ear, Oyster, Sliced Button, Shredded Woodear, & Sliced Shiitake

Dried Mushrooms

Bamboo Mushroom Chanterelle Porcini B
Black Trumpet Kibbled Chanterelles Porcini B Cepes
Diced Black Trumpet Chanterelle Powder Porcini Extra A
Culinary Blend Cloud Ears Porcini Extra AA
European Blend Cuitlacoche (Corn Smut) Sliced Portobella
Forest Blend Hen of the Woods Diced Portobella
Special Blend Lobster Diced Portobella
Stir Fry Blend Lobster Kibbled Portobella Powder
Chilean Boletes Morels Finely Diced Shiitake
Chilean Bolete Flour Morel Powder First Quality Shiitake
Chilean Kibbled Boletes Smoked Pieces Morel Flower-Top Shiitake
European Boletes Mousseron Kibbled Shiitake
European Bolete Flour Mushroom Blend Powder Shiitake Powder
European Kibbled Boletes Kibbled Mushroom Blend Sliced Shiitake
Sliced White Button Oyster Standard Shiitake
Cepe Kibbled Chopped Oyster Black Truffle Powder
Cepe Powder Kibbled Oyster White Truffle Powder
Kibbled Champignon Paddy Straw Sliced Black Truffles
Champignon Powder Kibbled Porcini Woodears
Champignon Sliced Porcini Powder Shredded Woodears


Alfalfa Seed Medium Couscous Toasted Orzo
Amaranth Middle Eastern Couscous Tri-Colored Orzo
Amaranth Puffed Organic Couscous Tuxedo Blend Orzo
Barely Black Traditional Couscous Quinoa
Barely Pearled Whole Wheat Couscous Black Quinoa
Buckwheat Flour Brown Flax Seed Rye Berries
Buckwheat Groats Flax Golden Seed Semolina Flour
Bulgur 100% Durum Grain Nine Mix Spelt
Bulgur Fine Grain Seven Mix Brown Teff
Coarse Couscous Kamut Triticale
Fine Couscous Kasha Hard Red Wheat Berries
Lebanese Couscous Millet Wheat Soft White Berries



Dried Fruit

Diced Apple Diced Mangos SDT Julienne # SO2 (B)
Apple Rings Sliced Mango SDT Diced # SO2 (C)
Diced Apricots Diced Papaya SDT Diced #SO2 (E) Triple
Turkish Apricots Papaya Spears SDT Fine Chop #SO2 (F)
Banana Chips Papaya Spears SDT Double Diced #2 SO2
Whole Bananas Peaches SDT Super Red Halves
Blueberries Pears SDT Traditional (A) ½’s
Bing Cherries Diced Pineapple SDT Trad. (B) Julienne
Tart Cherries Pineapple Rings SDT Traditional (C) Diced
Cranberries Pineapple Rings (Unsweetened) SDT Traditional (D) Dbl.-Diced
Zante Currents Prunes SDT Traditional (E) Triple-Diced
Medjool Dates Golden Raisins SDT Traditional Fine Chop
Figs Black Mission Raspberry Powder SD Traditional Granulated
Calimyrna Figs SDT NO S02 (G) Granulated Strawberries
Guava SDT Halves # SO2 (A) Strawberry Powder

Corn Products

Corn Husks (for Tamales) White Course Polenta Purple Posole
Blue Corn Meal White Fine Polenta Red Posole
Red Corn Meal Fine Instant Polenta White Posole
Corn Sweet (Freeze Dried) Blue Posole Giant White Posole
Masa Harina Indian Posole Yellow Posole

Dried Chilies

Aji Amarillo Green Chile (Pasado) Green Bell Pepper Powder
Aji Mirasol Guajillo Red Bell Pepper Powder
Aji Panca Habenero California Powder
Amazon Chile Habenero (Mexican) Chipotle Brown Powder
Ancho Standard QTLY Japones Chipotle Morita Powder
Ancho First Quality Piplian Mole DeArbol Powder
Cascabel Mulato Guajillo Powder
Negro Chihuacle New Mexico Pods Habenero Powder
Chilcostle Onza Roja Jalapeno Powder
Chiltepin Pasado (Green Chilies) Green Mole Powder
Chipolte in Adobo Sauce Pasilla de Oaxaca Pipian Mole Powder
Morita Chipotle Negro Pasilla Red Mole Powder
Brown Chipotle Pequin New Mexico Powder
Amarillo Costeno Pico – De Pajarro Chile Negro Pasilla Powder
Rojo Costeno Amazon Chile Powder Poblano Powder
DeArbol First Quality Ancho Powder Puya
DeArbol Standard Qtly Barbacoa Powder Smoked Serrano
Fresno (Serrano) Birria Powder Tepin

Dried Beans and Lentils

Adzuki Jackson Wonder Blackeye Peas
Black Adzuki Jacob’s Cattle/Trout Split Green Peas
Anasazi Dark Red Kidney Whole Green Peas
Appaloosa Light Red Kidney Pigeon Pea
Fermented Black Crimson Lentil Flour Split Red Peas
Black Jade Soy Green Lentil Flour Split Yellow Peas
Black Turtle Autumn Lentil Blend Whole Yellow Peas
Calico Soup Blend Black Beluga Lentils Pink
Ten Bean Brown Eston Lentils Pinto
Calypso  Black Tepary theme Rattlesnake
Cannellini Ivory White Lentils Rice Beans
Chana Dal Petite Crimson Lentils Scarlet Runner
Chana Dal Flour Petite Golden Lentils Sweet Black Runner
Cici Bean Flour Red Chief Lentils Sweet White Runner
Cranberry (Borlotti) Spanish Pardina Lentils Small Red Beans
English Scarlet Baby Butter Lima Snowcap
European Soldier Christmas Lima Golden Soy
Fava Giant Peruvian Lima Brown Swedish
Flageolet Lupini Black Tepary
French Navy Bean Whole Mung Beans Brown Tepary
Garbanzo Split Mung Beans Tongues of Fire
Great Northern Green Pea Flour Maine Yellow Eye
Habas (Peeled Fava) Yellow Pea Flour Steuben Yellow Eye