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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta g THE LETHBRIDGE HcRAlD Monday, AusjuU 14, 1972 GREEN GRAPES ALBERTA, Crisp, Fresh, Canada No. 1 I hs. CUCUMBERS LONG ENGLISH, Canada No. 1 Grade Ea AUSTRALIAN GROWN ORANGES How to Buy GREEN APPLES ONIONS RADISH GRANNY SMITH New Zealand, Imported Criip, green onions. tangy radish. K Mix or match for UITS and Fruits LEMONS arB 0enerally available through out the year. The summer apples, generally lart are besl for cooking while thft fall and winter :ow acid fruit h generally best for eating out of hand ond for salads. Applei ihould be held at room lemperarure unlil ripe, then refriger- ate uncovered, ore availobU oil year, ai aro picked green and cured in itorage lo yel- ripo conditions. Selecl lemoni that havo a fine textured oro heavy for their size and firm. Buy according to Ihe me wanted lor ihe particular uie. Slora in a cool room or refrigctrata uncover erf. WATERMELONS UfVlES APRICQTb available ond Ju'yj Ihey'ie suited to fruit bowl ingi ond give sherbefs a special tcxtuj-ra and flavor. Apricots should be mature, plump, Juicy and of a uniform tjolcfon color. Hofd apricots af room tcmperaluro untjl ripe, than r ef rig e rote uncovered, AVOCADOS available oil year, should be heavy for iheir me, bright and fresh ap- pearing and not bruised. A simple test of when Ihe flesh yieldi lo gentle pressure cf fingeri. In peeling, was 19 ii c voided by uiing o to bis knife or Jiandlo of c table Jpoorv rather than o iharp Vnife. Hold avocados at room temperaturo until ripe, then refrigerate uncovered. BANANAS are supply all year and tan be used En D wide variety of cokes, fillings, puddingi in addition lo rovf fruit use. Select bananas that ore well filled out and of charac- teristic shape. The plump banona is likely to pf higher quality than odd shaped fruil. Hold unlil ripe at room temperature, ovoilobla all year with peak o Domestic limei should en one! heavy for Iheir siie. Storo m or refrigerate uncovered. are in greatcit supply June through corly Sepfcmber. The- esscntinl factors of quality are maiurity and The Inrger me Ions havo moro cdiblo f leih piopor- t'tonately than smaller ones. Ripe are usually firm, "symmetrical, a lira dive looking and of characteristic color depending on vari- ciy. Thumping a melon is not an aecurato should be refriHerated un- rovercd, if cul, cover with wrap to prelect cut lurface. Vegetables vCLtit I remarkably even In supply throughout tho year. It ihould bo fresh, clean, of standard clippnd Icnglh stalks lhat thick and solid with good heart formation. Branches should be brilllo enough to snap easily. Outer ribs of ihe stalk are best suited lo servo os a cookod vegetable. Refrigerato covered. CANTALOUPES jilcbla through September and con be used for salads, Fruit cups, breakfast, da carte ond ico :ream for desierf. A ready lo eat melon havo a distinct fragrance, prabnbly be somc- and springy pressed lighlly belwiscn thft palros. Some people fc-ol :anlaloupc-i hove flavor if syrved at room lemperalurt.-. should be refrigerated if held bsyond their roady-lo-c-at ripontss, NECTARINES nro available- through September. The neclarine does not gain sugar after harvest and must be well matured picked. Additionally chock for general plump- TP5S, firmness, smooth unblemished skin ond pood color. Flesh may bo red, white or Hold at room temperature until ripe then re- frlgerato uncovered. ORANGES ore on the market all year and are the best when firm, heavy with a fine textured skin varying according 1o variety. Oranges which are russeted just as good ns the brightly colored fruir of same variery !n n rr.ol room or rflfrlaerate uncovered. r in greatest supply June through August. Tho first rule of peach buying is to select mature peaches. Maturity is indicated by ground color and red blush. Peach's con bo peeled easily by dipping them into boiling vvaler for ohout 20 to 30 seconds and then plunging them immediately into ice Hold at room temperaturo until t'ntn refrigerate uncovered. ARTICHOKES arc relolively plentiful November through May. Look -ior a compact, heavy, plump globe yields slightly ]o pressure and hoi large tightly clinging, leaf scales of a good qreen color. Sire of ths n'oba rs not important to texture or flavor. For belt rasuhi, refrigerate until ready to uio. ASPARAGUS supplies ore concentrated n the March through June period. Asparagus ihould bo fresh and firm with closed compact lips. Tender osparagui ily In at ovtjilablrj May through July, d elk a to ond net suite: bio for s Poring. fruit that is fresh, firm, nnrj leaky and Crorrf'--, -.naulrJ bo color- ed; immalurt fruil hard, in c'.V.r usually smaller, ct rdcrn until rips then untovi-rtd. may then bo rtfrigorafocJ for a ihorl p tried of lirr.e, O ft grown mostly in the are avail- ublo July Info November. Peari of standard thct oro firm nnd free from bfemishes am qtncrcliy desireable. Pears reach Ihe bell a-jality when the mature green L-d pcnr'j shculd bu refrigerated uncovered. I Iw5 ore available momly in August Otlober. figs should bo to tnrj r-cint softness ond no rthor rj'_ I'.fi1: rolor from qroenish to ti'.'.-jrc Ing (o variety. Fiqs aro p'--rishTblfj rjn intvuld bo boughl uso. PINEAPPLES orc. in ohundonca ,rom M throucjh Jynfc. Color and odor ore iho f'i'.tors inrjucatmq quulily in pineopplcs. Chooso chorocfcrislic color and a de- ..''AfAVf (rfi-granl odr.rr tho eyes are flat and alrniT.f If a fjinoapple is not ripn, room temperature until ready eat Inftn rrHntjnratf: uncovered. GRAPEFRUIT ln October firm, springy to fhf: tMj-h 'jnri r-ot -.'vft, ffabby. They are nn'J for their sc-loction of or cloar- iltinned frui) ii o rr.otter not quolity, Stora in cool room or iqer' rr, in supply from Juna qualiry plums ori slump, clean, fully colored and soft onouoh to fo sli'jht Dependent on tho pfurni orr: ripf color is yftllowish- n, r-jd, or blactc. Sfyfteninq at the tip n t; cjood indicate of maturity, Hold rr-orn lernporoturo until ripo then refrigerate uncovered. GRAPES inlo ipring. h" 'irr-.l, r, ind rir.d rjnitin. W, ,nd U STRAWBERRIES brittle and _____ired. The qreen porlTon ii tender so trio relalive omcunl of green ond whitn on Iho Hoik ii an Important (actor of quolily. Btoro in tho refrigerator covered. 0 BEANS, SNAP with a peok in Iho June-September period. Snop beans should bo fresh appearing, clean, firm but lender, fren from scars and reasonably I shaped. Ai !ho nomo applies, a good Fresh bean snopi readily when broken. Snap hcnns should ha refrigoraled covered and Vept dry. DCb I ore on iho market all yeor in mod- era ,e cmounts peakinq juny Oclober. Gnod qutility rjre srnooth, firrn nnd of tjood rolor. BceK of medium lire are less likely to bn tough or ihon large or very imoll ones. Tho of tho tops dors nor indirolo tfie quality of thfj roots. Rfcfrlgeralff BROCCOLI i, available nM yenr with thn period of greateit obundance Ocfnber throuph April. Broccoli should bo ond green wilh :crrmncl hud which not one net! lo shr ft tho yello Color ihoutd bo fffnon, sncjo groen or purplish fjrrfn rJep'fndfncf on vnric-ty. Usn ns soon as possible or in rtlri'iomtor rover-- rl. BRUSSELS SPROUTS flvoilnbln Oe tribe r thro'jqh Or-crmbcr. Good ma firm, 'rosh, of briq'rt np- anrl groftn color, fin sure thit Iho '.fern enrl of iprouts nre not rul too c'os'ily nr outer will fnll off in conHnti. Us" ns soon os pos- or hold in rofricjorotor covered. e CABBAGE Ihrnv.rjh- out tlr; Hrrjdi ilinuld bi> reaionnbJy soliH h'jrj, henvy in relation to sire ontJ stem% cut cfose to thn hood, Tho i m nil or tho (osfer ccibbago o-jV rand fnifer it cooki, bolter thi 01 as mi tr 11 CobboQC can now available lliroughout the year peaking May through August. Sweel corn moy bo either yellow or white, but Is mo illy yeU Ears should ba well filled with bright, plump, milky kernels firm enough lo oiler i light resistoneo to prosiuro. Husks should be freih and green. Refrigerato covered. CUCUMBERS ore ovailablo In alt monthi, peaking in June and July. They ihould be firm, freih, brighl, well shaped and of a good green color. SIIQ is not a quality factor, but ihould be considered in buyincj cucumbers for slicing. Should be held in tho refrigerator covered. EGGPLANT all peaking in August and September. It should bo firm, heavy in relation to siro a uniformly dark rich purplf> color or color craraclorislic of i ely. Thfck slices ara b reeded ond deep fried, tauleed or grilled. Refrigerate until ready to use. ESCAROLE- ENDIVE- CHICORY available oil year. They should be freih, green, :risp and cold. These are Iho same spocici. The curly lype 11 endive or chicory and ihe straight leaf type is cscorole. They oro favored for use in nourmcl salads, Refrigeratn covered. ro In good oll year supply dus to Ihe large voricly available. Beit qualiry firrcns of any kind aro frrsh, tencfor and qrten. They need to ho cold nrv! moiit 31 nit times. Groons should bo hnld in tho refrigerator covered. LETTUCE u ovnirobln Ihroucihouf tho en tire year Good qunlily Iclluco should bi: :rijp, inndtr heads fairly firm, ll is bn lo snlnd greens in odvfiiico of usr> s thai I hey will hnvu u thnnro lo pror irly. Icifurn ihnulrf ho rofriqrroted OKKA ii nvailnbln CARROTS ninly April through October ptnV period June through August. Pods should be young, lender, fresh ond prp- fnroMy of medium lo 4 inrhcs lonnl. ihould snnp easily broVrn and bo FKisily punctured Jo indicalo Olrro's tjrfjntn'J is in tlin (hicVpn onrf ihrlmn of ccooli; cook ing. Rclriqerolo until lo usri. ONIONS, DRY Br. Ovoi1nfcl, 1n nven ihrouglioul )hn yenr. They should hr- bmjll, rUrm, harrf, thnprrl with rlry -.l-Jni find snedstorns, 1% not tort In from liqhl. CLIP-OUT SECTION Please Keep For Reference! Fresh Fruils and VegelaWcs not only ara packed with good-for-ycu Ingredients and minerals hut they also odd color and variety to your meals. Thanks to rhe increased efficiency or markoling and rhe groat strides made in re tent years In the produce industry, men! of the fresh fruits and vegetables en marker aro of cjaod quo I ily. Year-round abundance cf fresh fruits and vegetables can be credited to ihe great ttrides macJe by growers- shippers and dis- including improved varieties. morn efficient melhods of production, and advanced techniques of packaging, pre-cool- mg, shipping, storing and refrigeraled dis- playing. Simple hints. for buying ore: buy IT> sea- ion when prices are the most reasonable; buy what vou need since fresh fruili and vegetables aro perishable; buy for qua I ily look for maturity, ripeness, good color i you are your best judge of quality. Lisled below aro the moil popular fresh fruits and vegetables and some easy hints on lo buy belter and handle them at home. You wish lo clip this adverlise- ment and filo It for continued reference. ONIONS, GREEN ar, an ar but peak ported is April Through August. Goad quality {j re on onions should have preen I rash laps, medium ilzed necks ami (hould be younq, crisn and lender. Green tops, usually cut oil, may bo used as a garnish in loupl, louces and haih, Re frige rale covered. PEPPERS, SWEET Qro Bl, In good supply. Peppers should ho fresh, firm, bright in appearance, thick flashed and bright green. Sweet peppors can ha used to Flavor other foods as frequently as they ars used ai food themselves. Rcfrigerale covered. POTATOES are avoifablo oil year, with hlllo varialion In quanliry-Patatoei of ony kind or stzo should bo firm, relatively smoolh, clean, ft a so nobly well shaped. Si 70 does not effect qua I and li a mailer of choice. Cooking qua! ily varies with variety. Potatoei should DO stored dry Jn a cool room away from light. KADIbilbb Qro Qvaliobffl all year In good tupply. They ihould bo fresh, wall for mod, smooth, firm, lander ond criip. Generally nicuium or largo radishoi nro preferred, but tiro in i I self Is no) a quality factor, Radishes ihould be covered, Jl IN Avll available In good ouontiry oil year. Loaves should bo clean, frosh, iiinder ond of a flood greeo rolor. Smoll, yellowish- green undeveloped heart leaves urn natural and should bo considered objectionable. Spin- ach ihouid ba rafrigeraled covered. SQUASH ii ovailable. all year with 3re ale it quantity July through November. The soft ikin squash to bo rial cm skin ond oil In- cluding icedi, should bn fonder, cnsp, and fairly heavy In relation lo Tho big, hard the I led iqutish, am normally peeled before cooking oro best itvvncJ rncished. Winler Kiuaih should bn ilocerl in o cool rriom from brfffhl light. Summer iqucjili should be rci frige ruled coveied. SWEET POTATOES orr, oll year picking October ihrouoli December. They should bn smooth, wfill Uiaprd, fiim and bright n opprnronte. Type, vellovr fleih, orunrjn flesh, topper skin or liqht skinned is o matter of cliokej, Unusudl, hut especially good arc irench fried Sioro dry in a cool room from hr irjht I ici'il. TOMATOES Yeor ln supply, pnnHnfl through August, marks not nr noft. No attempt ihnuUI ho rnoffn lo interrupt ripening :olfl fnrnntoei iherrofler ffo -tot ripen proncrly. Aftnr ripening, they eon illable TURNIPS-RUTABAGAS all monlhs Iho qronfeU supply October through Morch. Generally turnips nro llrnh and rutabagas nro yellow flesh arjrj are uiuorly lartier. They ihould bo henvy In fftla- lion tr> srnooih firm fcof firounrl thn ond wilh few fibrous ror.u nl Iho lurnips arn esprrinlly in loups on'l They moy ho slorod friqerrjlcd. stored b PRICES EFFECTIVE In Lethbridge August 14-19 TANGERINES i ,rj i 'i fl.T r. Ko r a cl er i s t i r. derp oraiKf" A puffy and fool i i normal. fii'.r'k or rsf rig n ro uncovered. 'lomhon nnr! covered. CAULIFLOWER Ifrnh- r through April. Good quolily is indicator] 1 I i I f'rm (h'snlri bf> g'rer-n rjn.J nrft rnrnovftrf, f crtojci-jfj whc.lh in a slenmrr or by b o i I i r> q R f r i q 'J 1 1 r.ov era d. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO UMIT QUANTITIES ;