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Fall into Organics: Red Grapes

By Carol Medeiros, September 29, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Carol Medeiros
We love organic produce. And this fall, we are celebrating some of our favorite organic fall picks. Here’s the first: red grapes! Our organic grapes are grown in the Coachella and San Joaquin valleys in Southern California, a perfect growing region with its combination of deep, fertile soils and plentiful sunshine. Late summer/early fall is the ideal time to enjoy grapes since the long, warm days of growing bring out their full flavor. When you buy organic produce, you directly help create a demand for food and farming practices that have your health, and the health our natural resources at heart. We demonstrate our passion for organics through our support of farmers who are committed to good health, quality foods and sustainable agriculture practices. While we have a long list of organic growers that we love, here is just one that we want to thank as we celebrate this fall favorite. Thank you, Sunview, for the fantastic organic red grapes we are enjoying! Sunview is based in Delano, CA, with farms throughout the southern San Joaquin Valley. Founded by Marko Zaninovich who emigrated from Yugoslavia to the United States, the company has been in business for over 60 years. Sunview produces organic red, green and black seedless grapes, certified organic since 1989. Grandsons Marko, Andrew and Morgan are carrying on the farming tradition today. Whether used in a recipe or enjoyed straight off the bunch, don’t miss out on this sweet, seedless treat. Here are a few recipes to try: Got a favorite way to enjoy organic red grapes? We’d love to hear!
Category: Food & Recipes




parkerj says ...
Nice article Carol- I tried salad with red grapes and feta (cow's milk- it's milder) Excellent!
09/29/2010 4:40:51 PM CDT
Joe @ Eden Kitchen says ...
I actually made this salad with black grapes but I'm sure it would be delicious with red grapes too. It is a fig and grape quinoa salad: http://edenkitchen.com/fig-grape-quinoa-salad/
09/29/2010 1:33:52 PM CDT
Sarah Westrope says ...
The quinoa salad was amazing, the grapes really added an extra something to the dish. Thanks for posting. Yum Grapes!
10/15/2010 1:05:40 AM CDT
Blake says ...
Hi, i know your products say organic but does that also mean that you dont use GMO's?
11/09/2012 3:28:35 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BLAKE - Thanks for your question. According to the USDA guidelines, anything that is labeled organic, cannot contain GMO's. To be clear, we do carry items in our stores that have GMO's. If you are wanting to avoid GMO's, we would encourage you to look for organics, our 365 Everyday Value products as those go through a third party non-GMO verification process and any products that have the Non-GMO Project Verification seal on them. You can find a more recent blog post at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/lets-talk-about-gmos-whole-foods-market. Hope this helps!
11/09/2012 4:34:05 PM CST
Shari Peterson says ...
I just bought some Sunview tri-color grapes (red, green and black in one package), 2 lb package, and just now at home I noticed that the bar code number is 85282 00510. So starting with an 8 this package of food is then GMO?
11/09/2014 4:49:00 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SHARI - A bar code is different from a PLU. I believe if a PLU starts with an 8 it might be a GMO product but a UPC/bar code is what is used to scan the item at the register and does not reflect the type of produce. For a PLU, you will want to look for the 4 digits on the sticker or bag of the product. There can be 5 digits for organic items (will always begin with a 9) and our Whole Trade products will begin with a 6. To clarify further, there are currently no GMO grapes sold commercially in the US. You can find a list of produce items at http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/what-is-gmo/.
11/17/2014 12:55:07 PM CST