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July is National Berry Month

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July is National Berry Month! It’s time to enjoy the bounty of summer with fabulous Driscoll’s strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.

You probably already know berries are good for you, but did you know that in addition to being delicious, they’re some of the healthiest foods to eat?

Driscoll's University: a berry farm tour

Tim Domini, Lunds 50th Street produce manager
Thursday, June 27, 2013

A group of us produce lovers from Lunds and Byerly’s recently had the privilege of travelling to California to attend “Driscoll’s University.” Driscoll’s, our primary berry provider, led our group on a two-day program to educate us on their extensive and remarkable berry operations. This included tours of nurseries, breeding facilities, ranches and distribution facilities.

Season's finest blackberries

by Colin Lyons, produce buyer
Friday, May 10, 2013

I have the pleasure of being the buyer for our berry category at Lunds and Byerly’s. I say “the pleasure” because I cannot think of another category more exciting, fresh, or delicious than berries.

It is fun to be able to offer such delicious berries at a real value to our customers. Certainly the most popular of the berries is strawberries. They are always a beautiful, bright red color and can immediately put a smile on anyone’s face.

blackberries

Blackberries are also popular in our stores, but right now is the absolute best time of the year to buy! For a limited time, and exclusively at Lunds and Byerlys, we are offering Driscoll’s season’s finest blackberries.

National Berry Month

Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Friday, July 13, 2012

July is National Berry Month! We are at the peak of the season for Driscoll’s strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. What better way to kick up the nutrition in your diet than with peak of the season, nutrition-packed berries?

In addition to being delicious, berries are rich in antioxidants that help protect our cells against free radicals (molecules that are produced by normal body functions). Free radicals can damage our cells and cause health problems related to oxidative damage, such as heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease. Antioxidants can slow or even stop these kinds of damages.

Four Bite Strawberries

by Colin Lyons, produce buyer
Monday, June 20, 2011

Every spring the warm sunshine returns to California and kicks off another berry season for the entire state. It is during this first part of the season where we are all able to enjoy something very special from our fine friends at Driscoll’s. The first time I saw this berry, I almost thought it was a fake; some handmade package of counterfeit berries that someone was going to use in a photo shoot or something. Then you open the package and pick up one of the monsters inside. It’s the real deal, a Driscoll’s Jumbo Strawberry!

This is the type of strawberry that gets you excited about berries. Each one that you pick up is as impressively big and beautiful as the next. Their perfect shape and color are everything that a strawberry should be. Driscolls achieves this by having very strict specifications as they harvest the berries. Each must be of a certain size and color in order to make it into a package of Jumbo Strawberries.

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