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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

This giant, puffy Dutch baby topped with fresh fruit is a great way to start – or end – your day

One of the saving graces of this pandemic for my son has been his magnetic tiles. He puts them together and takes them apart as often and in as many …

Pay is key issue in Yakima County fruit plant worker strikes

Negotiations between two separate fruit packing companies in Yakima, Washington and their employees are at a standstill over compensation.

Ignore the fad diets – sugar in fruit doesn’t make it unhealthy

In recent months, my dietitian colleagues and I have been encountering more and more people making claims like “fruit is bad for you” or “fruit is toxic.” “What is going …

Why terpenes are becoming more important than THC

Modern research on possible pharmacological uses for the cannabis plant started in the 1940s with the discovery of cannabidiol, a compound connected to pain relief.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

‘Ugly produce’ trend may have limits, as grocers end tests

Is the “ugly produce“’ trend already reaching the end of its shelf life in supermarkets?

Ask Dr. Universe: What is the smelliest fruit in the world?

The first stinky fruit she thought of was the durian, a large, round fruit that grows mostly in Southeast Asia. The fruit is about a foot wide with a greenish-brown …

Ask Dr. Universe: What food is sweet and good to eat?

It’s also good to remember that it’s not just sweet foods that have sugars. They’re in a lot of the foods we eat, like sliced bread, salad dressing, and ketchup, …

UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018

China imposing new tariffs on U.S. meat, fruit, other products

China says it’s rolling out new tariffs on U.S. meat, fruit and other products as retaliation against taxes approved by President Donald Trump on imported steel and aluminum.

Crunching the cherry numbers: 2017 might be a record harvest

As the cherry harvest goes into its “second peak,” an industry representative said 2017 appears to be on track to be a record year.

Yakima Valley rains avoided cherry orchards

Rains that fell in the Yakima Valley on Thursday do not appear to have harmed a cherry crop that is just days away from harvest.

Strawberry scientist is sued over the fruits of his research

Plant scientist Douglas Shaw spent his career toiling in the fields in California to grow the perfect strawberry, one that was plump and bright red yet remained sweet even after …

What labor shortage? Robot apple pickers on the way

Worry over ag labor shortages could be a thing of the past if two engineering firms hit goals to market robotic fruit-picking machines by 2019.

Pasco frozen food processor aims to restart production after recall

CRF Frozen Foods is unable to identify the contamination source that prompted a massive recall and led the company to lay off 300 workers at its Pasco plant. Gene Grabowski …

Huckleberry Haiku celebrates year’s bumper crop

The best huckleberry picking season in years has inspired hikers, campers, pie makers, teachers, scientists, a TV weather reporter and an internationally acclaimed

Fruit and vegetable picking underway at Green Bluff farms

Warm summer days herald the beginning of the fruit picking season at the dozens of farms in Green Bluff north of Spokane. Most people know Green Bluff for its cherry …

Refugee project plans its next harvest

The Refugees’ Harvest Project is getting ready for another urban harvest season, and it’s looking for refugees who are interested in volunteering and for growers in the Spokane-area who would …

Education Notes: Teens will play teens in St. George’s play

Head back to Rydell High School with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies in “Grease,” when Saint George’s School puts on its first production of the school year on Friday …

Refugees distribute fruit harvested from backyard trees

Mature fruit trees are a common sight in the East Central neighborhood. Some of the trees were originally planted on the small farms that were there in Spokane’s earliest days. …

Local cherry season slow to start, fruit ready for picking next week

Seems patience is the secret ingredient in this year’s local growing season. The appearance of hot, sunny days may make one anxious for the fruits of mid-summer, but area farms …

Grow some fruit and veggies for food bank

This is going to be a tough vegetable-growing year. Even the crops that tend to love the cooler spring weather are way behind. Things like tomatoes and peppers are just …

Complaints and fines stoke fruit stand feud

Richard Phillips, who owns the Farm Fresh Fruit stand at 10 S. Argonne Road, recently paid a hefty fine for violating the terms of his temporary use permit last fall. …

Fast, fun recipes easily highlight fruits of the season

Strawberry shortcake is usually the easy answer to dessert on the Fourth of July. The delicate fruit is ripening and its unadorned flavor is summer simplicity itself. So, when word …

Fuzzy skin makes peaches susceptible to pesticide retention

As we munch into the fragrant core of peach season, shoppers face an array of choices for the same fuzzy fruit but little guidance on which type to pick. Expensive …

Growers Hope To Cash In On Currant Trend

They’ve got four times the vitamin C of oranges. Fanciers call their rich, purplish juice - as popular in parts of Europe as orange juice is in the United States …

A Nose For Profits

Other businessmen might have never gotten past the smell. But Duc Tran is a man of tolerance and vision. The 42-year-old immigrant from Vietnam realized four years ago that the …