Holiday Fruit & Veggie Trays on Indy Style - The Produce Moms

Did you happen to see me on Indy Style yesterday morning?! I always love being on Indy Style and it was so fun doing veggie tray races with the hosts! And because I love all my followers so much, I’m putting all the information/pictures from my segments right here on the blog!!

The holiday season is in full force and to celebrate I made a variation of holiday fruit and veggie trays!

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish celebration. Each night at sundown, another flame is lit on the Menorah. Here’s what I made:

Vegetable Tray Menorah
Tonight the last flame, egh I mean radish, will be lit.

What I used: Radishes for the flames, green asparagus for the candle sticks and baby carrots and sugar snap peas as the base.

Feel free to get a little creative and use any fruit or veggie you desire. Here’s some additional ideas:

ORANGE= Carrots, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Roasted Squash, Oranges, Cantaloupe, Apricot, Papaya, etc.
GREEN= Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Asparagus, Snap Peas, Honeydew, Kiwi, Grapes, Apples
RED= Radishes, Apples, Grapes, Strawberries, Tomatos, Raspberries

I also made the Star of David using Pineapple and Blackberries.

Star of David Fruit Tray

Again, feel free to use any fruit or veggie you want. Have fun with it!

YELLOW= Pineapple, Banana, Mango, Yellow Watermelon, Golden Kiwi
BLUE= Blackberries, Blueberries, Plums

So, “Chag Sameach”! Have a Happy Hanukkah!

Now on to my Nature Fresh Farms tree! Nature Fresh Farms is one of the largest independent greenhouse produce grower in North America. Their produce is always so colorful and has consistent taste. I really brightened up the station with all the colors and it smelled great!

Holiday Fruit and Veggie Trays
Look at that colorful and tasty looking tree!

Holiday Fruit and Veggie Trays

I used sliced green bell peppers as the tree, a cucumber as the trunk and decorated with cocktail tomatoes and bell pepper garland.

Don’t want to use bell peppers? Try cucumbers or look back at the GREEN produce ideas on the Menorah! Like I always say, try them all and find your favorite!

I’m always bringing the veggie trays to Indy Style. This time I decided to duke it out with the hosts with a veggie tray race…

Holiday Fruit and Veggie Trays
Watch the video to see who won this challenge!!

Stay tuned! I have more fruit and veggie holiday trays coming your way. PLUS some tips on keeping your fresh produce fresh and your family safe during the festivities.

xoxo

Produce Mom

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, MarthaStewart.com, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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