Finally, fruit!

Strawberries are ripe and ready.ย  Locavores rejoice!ย  Along with the springtime staples of ramps, garlic scapes and asparagus, the local farms are rolling out their long-awaited 2016 early crops.

Thus begins this year’s produce bounty; we can again revel in the regionally grown, and support sustainability.

Get outย to a local farm and pick someย or pick some up.


We enjoyed hosting another lunchย & learn experience at our Culinary Center in Farfield,NJ.ย  This time, we went full-bore, hands-on!

Our dealer guests rolled up their sleeves, and helped ourย Executive Chef Nicholas Mercogliano, CEC hand roll cavatelli, make a brown butter sage sauce, grillย asparagusย (in our Hoodini), and hand dip farm-fresh local strawberries in chocolate (with assistance from our Server Products temp-controlled warmer).

This was our first chance to show off our experimental veggie garden.ย  We were able to infuse Natura Water with some of our fresh mint as well.