Join the #ProduceChallenge & try a different fruit or veggie every day in November!

The November 2017 Produce Challenge is here and it’s full of fall goodies available in grocery stores everywhere! We have a ton of great recipes, tips, and tutorials awaiting you this month so be sure to join the Challenge by signing up for the e-newsletter (subscribe below). It’s 100% free! 

Figs are known as the “fruit of the gods.” Fossil records date figs back to between 9400-9200 BCE.
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Figs are known as the “fruit of the gods.” Fossil records date figs back to between 9400-9200 BCE.
As one of the few apples that have their own brand name, the quality control on Pink Lady® Apples is extremely tight.
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As one of the few apples that have their own brand name, the quality control on Pink Lady® Apples is extremely tight.
Bosc pears are commonly known as the European pear and they have been used for centuries in paintings because of their “true pear” shape and unique warm, russet skin.
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Bosc pears are commonly known as the European pear and they have been used for centuries in paintings because of their “true pear” shape and unique warm, russet skin.
Radicchio may look like red cabbage, but its actually a member of the chicory family.
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Radicchio may look like red cabbage, but its actually a member of the chicory family.
Did you know you can get rid of onion breath by eating parsley?
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Did you know you can get rid of onion breath by eating parsley?
Kale sprouts are the result of marrying a red Russian kale variety with Brussels sprouts.
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Kale sprouts are the result of marrying a red Russian kale variety with Brussels sprouts.
Swiss Chard is a type of beet that belongs to the goosefoot family.
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Swiss Chard is a type of beet that belongs to the goosefoot family.
Cherry tomatoes have been cultivated since at least the early 1800’s, and they are thought to have originated in Peru and northern Chile.
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Cherry tomatoes have been cultivated since at least the early 1800’s, and they are thought to have originated in Peru and northern Chile.
Both the bulb and leaves of Kohlrabi can be eaten. The taste is somewhere between a cucumber and mild broccoli.
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Both the bulb and leaves of Kohlrabi can be eaten. The taste is somewhere between a cucumber and mild broccoli.
There are more than 8,000 grape varieties from about 60 different species.
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There are more than 8,000 grape varieties from about 60 different species.
Leeks have been the national symbol of Wales for at least 700 years.
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Leeks have been the national symbol of Wales for at least 700 years.
Pineapples contain the bromelain enzyme which can break down proteins, so you can use them to tenderize meats.
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Pineapples contain the bromelain enzyme which can break down proteins, so you can use them to tenderize meats.
Idaho grows one third of America’s potatoes, which totals about 27 billion annually.
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Idaho grows one third of America’s potatoes, which totals about 27 billion annually.
Avocado trees do not self-pollinate. They need another avocado tree close by to bear fruit.
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Avocado trees do not self-pollinate. They need another avocado tree close by to bear fruit.
The fat that spaghetti squash has a lot of potassium makes it the ideal diet addition for people with high blood pressure issues.
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The fat that spaghetti squash has a lot of potassium makes it the ideal diet addition for people with high blood pressure issues.
Plums do not sweeten after being picked, but they will soften.
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Plums do not sweeten after being picked, but they will soften.
In the days of the early settlers to North America, corn was so valuable that it was used as money and traded for other products such as meat and furs.
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In the days of the early settlers to North America, corn was so valuable that it was used as money and traded for other products such as meat and furs.
Gala Apples were discovered in 1934 by New Zealand orchardist J.H. Kidd and are a cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red.
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Gala Apples were discovered in 1934 by New Zealand orchardist J.H. Kidd and are a cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red.
Blueberries are the fruits of a shrub that belong to the Ericaceae family whose other members include the cranberry and the azalea.
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Blueberries are the fruits of a shrub that belong to the Ericaceae family whose other members include the cranberry and the azalea.
Broccoli has as much calcium as milk, ounce per ounce!
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Broccoli has as much calcium as milk, ounce per ounce!
Castroville, California is known as the Artichoke Capital of the world!
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Castroville, California is known as the Artichoke Capital of the world!
Scallions are rich in antioxidants, have high levels of dietary fiber and very low in calories.
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Scallions are rich in antioxidants, have high levels of dietary fiber and very low in calories.
Concorde pears have a dense white flesh that won’t brown right away.
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Concorde pears have a dense white flesh that won’t brown right away.
If cooked too much, the cauliflower will lose its pretty colors, so take note and steam just until tender.
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If cooked too much, the cauliflower will lose its pretty colors, so take note and steam just until tender.
In China the pistachio is known as “the happy nut” and in Iran it is known as “the smiling nut.”
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In China the pistachio is known as “the happy nut” and in Iran it is known as “the smiling nut.”
Ginger can be easily peeled by rubbing the skin with a spoon.
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Ginger can be easily peeled by rubbing the skin with a spoon.
Persimmon trees are deciduous and can reach 25 to 66 feet in height.
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Persimmon trees are deciduous and can reach 25 to 66 feet in height.
George Washington grew sweet potatoes on his Mount Vernon, Virginia farm.
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George Washington grew sweet potatoes on his Mount Vernon, Virginia farm.
Green Beans are actually immature dry beans. They used to be called string beans because of the string that ran along the outer side of the pot, but by 1894 botanists successfully removed the string via breading experiments.
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Green Beans are actually immature dry beans. They used to be called string beans because of the string that ran along the outer side of the pot, but by 1894 botanists successfully removed the string via breading experiments.
Cranberries are one of the first fruits native to North America.
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Cranberries are one of the first fruits native to North America.

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Produce Challenge FAQs

What is the #ProduceChallenge?

Let’s start by saying what the #ProduceChallenge is not. It is NOT a restrictive diet or a rigid plan that only health nuts can follow. The #ProduceChallenge is simply a guide to seasonal produce that contains fun challenges, positive encouragement, tips, tricks, recipes, and facts that’ll help you and your family eat more fruits and veggies.

Who should take the #ProduceChallenge?

  • People who want to eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Families that are tired of eating the same few fruits and vegetables week after week.
  • Individuals who are looking for new and exciting way to cook & bake with fruits and vegetables.
  • Parents who want strategies to get their children to eat more fruits and veggies.
  • Parents who are looking for kid-friendly recipes.
  • Individuals wanting to learn more about where their food comes from and how it grows.
  • People who want produce tips, tricks, and fun facts.

What if I’m on a special diet or have diet-restrictions?

If you’re on a special diet or have diet restrictions, don’t worry! The #ProduceChallenge plays well with all diets: Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, organic, conventional, nut-free, no problem! The challenge isn’t about changing your current diet, it’s simply about adding more produce to it, whatever it is. If there’s a produce item on the calendar that you can’t eat, simply replace it with another one you can. As long as you’re eating fruits and veggies every day and trying new and different items, you’re doing it right!

How does the #ProduceChallenge work?

The #ProduceChallenge Calendar is interactive. Click on each day of the calendar for a fun fact or tip. But the real fun begins when you JOIN the challenge. When you join (it’s completely free), you’ll receive a weekly e-newsletter that contains family-friendly recipes, produce industry insights, and tips & tutorials that make eating more fruits and veggies easy. To join, complete the short form above. 

Which fruits and veggies are new for you this month? What’s your favorite fruit or veggie on the November calendar? Let us know in the comments below! 

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