A medley of Fruits and Vegetables worthy of a touchdown celebration
No sporting event is complete without some freshly-cut vegetables and fruits! Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered so you can concentrate on your Fantasy Football lineup. These items, made the day your order is placed, are available in three sizes: retail (3 to 4 pounds), small trays (5 to 7 pounds) and large trays (8 to 10 pounds). Both the small and large sized trays can be purchased with either Cream Cheese Fruit Dip or Ranch Vegetable Dip.
Our Fruit Trays include chunks of Watermelon, Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Honeydew and Cleaned Red Grapes. Vegetable Trays are made up of Broccoli & Cauliflower Florets, Baby Carrots, Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Peppers and Celery Sticks, which are garnished by sliced Radishes. We can also add or substitute special items at current market values.
Read more about our fruit and vegetable trays here.
A “Super Bowl of Avocados” for your Guacamole
Record volumes of avocados are expected to move for Super Bowl 2016. About 120 million pounds are expected to ship in the U.S. in the run-up to the big game!! Whether or not you like avocados, you really have to admire the way marketers have owned the Super Bowl! For no particular reason other than force of will, avocados—and the guacamole they produce—are indelibly linked with this major American sporting event.
Give our customer service team or your produce consultant a call today to find out more on purchasing some of these “alligator pears”!
5 Fresh Ideas
To help you better embrace the official fruit of the Super Bowl, we came up with five creative ways to make a better guacamole.
- Fast and dirty
In place of the tomato, cilantro and red onion, stir in 1/2 cup of your favorite jarred salsa, 1 tablespoon olive brine, and 2 tablespoons chopped green olives.
In place of the tomato, stir in the diced flesh of 1 mango. Use scallions in place of the red onion and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar in place of lime juice.
Stir in 1 minced chipotle and 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo. Add 1/2 cup corn kernels.
Use 1 cup finely diced seedless cucumber in place of the tomato and red onion. Use dill in place of the cilantro. Stir in 2 minced cloves garlic.
- Roasted garlic and poblano
Roast a head of garlic with a little olive oil until tender and brown, about 30 minutes at 400 F. Roast a poblano pepper, turning frequently, until the skin chars. Remove the charred skin from the pepper, then chop the flesh. Squeeze the garlic pulp from the skin and mash. Mix both into the guacamole, omitting the onion.
Kegel’s Produce employees compete in its annual Guacamole Challenge.
Kegel’s Produce is getting in the holiday spirit by offering our made-to-order gift baskets again this season. Our baskets can be ordered by calling us at (717) 392-6612, ext. 609, contacting your produce consultant, or our customer service team, or by downloading the 2016 Holiday Fruit Baskets Flyer and faxing it to us at (717) 735-2211.
Our standard baskets contain a mixture of citrus, apples, pears, bananas, mangoes, papayas, and grapes. Other items can be added by request. Baskets are available in three sizes: small (12lbs.), medium (20lbs.) and large (30lbs.). All of our baskets are hand-made at our facility, and require two days lead time. Finished baskets are wrapped in plastic to help preserve shelf-life, and also topped with a holiday-style bow. These are perfect to give as a gift, share with co-workers at your holiday party, and take home as a healthy snack for the family.
Don’t forget that we also produce ready-to-eat fruit and vegetable tray platters (as seen below, click on the images for larger pictures) for your holiday parties and occasions. Please ask us about these when placing your orders.
All of us here at Kegel’s Produce wish you and your family the happiest and healthiest holiday season this year, and we look forward to an exciting 2017.
Fresh is Best!
In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Kegel’s Produce will be closed on Thursday November 24th, 2016. We will resume normal business hours on Friday November 25th. Don’t forget today is your last chance to buy butternut squash! From all of us at Kegel’s Produce, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving! Fresh is Best!
On Saturday, September 17th, 40 members of the Kegel’s Produce team participated in the American Heart Association Lancaster Chapter’s Heart Walk at Spooky Nook Sports. The event was attended by more than a thousand people and raised more than $220,000 to help fight heart disease! Kegel’s Produce and their team members were proud to contribute over $6,300 to that total.
Check out some of the pictures of our team below:
The Kegel’s Produce Team at the event
Miss Pennsylvania American Beauty along with Jay Groft
Team members Sarah and Jerome Ellis
Team members Nick, Hunter and Karen Marker
Team members Koby Myers, Cecelia & Jay Groft and Kerek Myers (L to R)
Heart Walk Child Chair Bennett, along with Kegel’s Produce COO and Heart Walk Chair Kenny Myers
Please click here for the AHA Lancaster Chapter’s photo gallery on Facebook.
Kegel’s Produce would like to thank the AHA Lancaster Chapter for allowing us to be a part of this event, and we look forward to future editions!
On Thursday night, September 8th, Kegel’s Produce president Suzanne Myers was given a lifetime achievement award at the Lancaster Barnstormers “Outstanding Women in Business” night. Along with many other businesswomen from around the area, Suzanne was presented the award at a ceremony emceed by Meredith Jorgensen from WGAL-TV.
Suzanne has been president of Kegel’s Produce since 1989 and a Lancaster County native since birth. In addition to being an hands-on member of the team, she also supports local initiatives like the annual Sertoma Chicken BBQ, Race Against Racism, is a member of the American Chef Federation, and sits on the board of the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute.
All of us at Kegel’s Produce congratulate not only Suzanne, but all the other members of the community honored before last night’s game!