Farmer giving box of veg to customer on a sunny day

We are super excited to celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! June is the perfect time to acknowledge these staple products because the growing season is in full swing. Fruits and vegetables are ripening up and in-season. This month we wanted to remind you how important fruits and vegetables are.

  • Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients like calcium, iron, fiber, Vitamin C, and more, which keep your body strong and healthy!
  • They’re low in calories, and because they contain fiber, they actually fill you up.
  • Fruits and vegetables are also delicious regardless of how they are prepared. Fresh, frozen, grilled, steamed, or juiced, there is a tasty way to get the nutrients you need no matter how much time you have.
  • They contain Phytochemicals that protect you from diseases like type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, and cancer.
  • Some studies suggest that eating fruits and vegetables benefits the environment as well!

Here at Orr’s, we have a variety of local vegetables and fresh fruits, and we can’t wait to see you! Step outside for some much needed fresh air and reserve your time slot for a socially distanced pick-your-own experience! Now you can enjoy the experience of picking your own crops without the crowds. We’re open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Happiness grows here— and so do fruits and vegetables!

We didn’t feel right without the pick-your-own experience. We love to see your smiling faces as you fill up your bowls and baskets with our fresh berries. Picking your own fruits and vegetables allows you to form a deeper connection with the earth than grocery shopping. It also sets a wonderful, peaceful environment to talk with your friends and family. Now more than ever, farmers need help and it feels good to know where your food comes from.

We’re so happy that we were able to reintroduce pick-your-own to your summer plans! Here are some steps to safely picking your own produce.

  • Wear a mask!
  • Wash your hands. Handwashing stations will be provided for our customers. Washing your hands helps reduce the risk of spreading germs.
  • Stay in your designated area. Picking Assistants will provide each customer with a patch row to pick in once they arrive. Even if you think you see the perfect berry, it’s important to stay in your patch! This will help reduce the risk of exposure and create a more comfortable environment for our customers.
  • Have fun! Enjoy this opportunity to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and connect with the earth.

We love helping you fill your kitchens with fresh produce. Click here to schedule your pick your own experience. We’re open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. We can’t wait to see you. Happiness grows here!

There are tons of fun ways to celebrate Father’s Day, but the most important part of any plan is to show him how much he means to you. Whether your dad likes movies, hiking, cooking, or games, there’s a creative way to make sure he feels valued even during quarantine! Here are some ideas that we came up with to make sure this Father’s Day is special.

  • Surprise him with a hike, even if it’s just through the woods in your backyard. This is a great idea for people who haven’t been quarantining with their dad because you can keep an appropriate distance.
  • Have a family game night. Whether it’s cards or sports, most dads love to play games. Let your dad pick the game or spend some time outside passing a ball between the two of you. This can be fun for the two of you or the whole family.
  • Write him a nice card. Telling your dad that he’s appreciated might be worth more to him than any present you could pick out. Write him a note or draw him a picture and he will most likely cherish it forever.
  • Order his favorite meal. If your dad typically cooks, give him a break from the kitchen and order something you know he likes. This will show him you’ve been paying attention, and is also a great opportunity to support local businesses!
  • Throw him a party over Zoom. Zoom is a great way to connect with the people you weren’t able to quarantine with. Schedule a meeting when the whole family can get together. You can also get creative and play games over zoom, like trivia.
  • Prepare his favorite meal. Everyone loves a home-cooked meal. Show your dad how much he means to you by cooking his favorite meal. This can also be applied to families that aren’t quarantining together. If you want to do something for your dad, but need to social distance, cook for him and drop it off at his door with a loving note.

Father’s Day can still be special during the pandemic! We wouldn’t be where we are today without the men who raised us, so make sure to do something that’s as special as they are. If you need help coming up with a recipe, here’s one for Maple Bacon Double Cheese Burgers that we found from Food Network that sounds delicious!

If you’re short on ingredients for dinner this Father’s Day, check out our online ordering system and see what we have in stock. We’re open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm.  Happy Father’s Day!

Seasonings and spices can turn an ordinary dish into an extraordinary dish. June 10th marks National Herb and Spice Day, so we wanted to share a seasoning with you that has been taking over the internet! Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning has been transforming millions of breakfasts, and other meals that might come as a surprise to you. This salty, savory seasoning adds character to the simplest foods, and it’s surprisingly easy to make! Check out this recipe we found from Two Peas & Their Pod and start adding this seasoning to your eggs, guacamole, vegetables, meats, and whatever else you’re ambitious enough to try it on.

Everything But The Bagel Seasoning

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

1 tablespoon white sesame seeds

1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of dried minced garlic

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of dried minced onion

2 teaspoons of flaked sea salt or coarse salt

Directions:

  1. Combine poppy seeds, black and white sesame seeds, garlic, onion, and salt into a small bowl.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Store in a sealed jar or container.

If you need some inspiration, this blog lists 50 ways to incorporate Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning into your recipes! If you’re missing ingredients or don’t have time to prepare this seasoning, check out our selection in our online ordering system. We have a bunch of unique seasonings as well as fresh herbs and spices. We’re open 10am-5pm Monday through Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.