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The Packer, the leading trade journal in fresh produce, recognizes exemplary industry leadership & global contributors each year in a highly-anticipated publication entitled “The Packer 25.” The Produce Mom is now part of this elite group & officially received the recognition over the weekend at the 2013 Fresh Summit.  You can't be nominated for The Packer 25.  You can't donate to a cause, campaign, or advertise to better your chances.  Nope.  1 reason this distinction is considered an ultimate honor to many of the people who work in my industry is because you simply receive it.   It's a merit-based recognition.  We all work hard, and each year our leading trade journal gives a huge pat on the back to the 25 individuals whom they believe have contributed at the highest & most innovative level to catapult our industry to greatness.  Never in a million years would I have even imagined being named to this elite group.  Seriously - it's always upper level type executive people, food scientists, 4th generation farmers, etc.  But like I tell everyone... I didn't start The Produce Mom to have a cute online diary.  I started it with a real business plan & purpose.  22 months ago I published my 1st blog.  And you could say that's when the mission officially started. You must do the things you think you cannot do. --Eleanor Roosevelt I simply cannot explain how thrilled I am to be a Packer 25! I'm so proud of where The Produce Mom has taken me in less than 2 years.  I've learned so much about myself, my peers and the amazing fresh produce industry that I absolutely love, cherish & serve with pride. And there is even more incredible news... This highly-anticipated publication has never featured anyone from Indiana, nor anyone as young as me (32 yrs young & proud!). On top of all of that, the last class of Packers that included females was in 2011, when our First Lady Michelle Obama was recognized.  Less than 18% of all the Packer 25 recipients are females... it feels great to be one of the trailblazing women for this industry! I'm overwhelmed with happiness and love for all my supporters!!!! Thank you all! I love my Produce Moms <3 Here's a link to the online article.  Also, below is a pic of the publication & the awesome peacock bracelet that I got to help me celebrate this ultimate career milestone.  I think I'll wear it on Indy Style this Thursday.  Got lots of compliments on it in NOLA ;-) packer insta I couldn't have done this without YOU.  Thank you.  So much. xoxo Produce Mom [post_title] => The Produce Mom Named a Packer 25 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-produce-mom-named-a-packer-25 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2013-10-21 14:08:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-10-21 18:08:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=3338 [menu_order] => 600 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3371 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2013-10-17 11:39:17 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-10-17 11:39:17 [post_content] => I have always been entertained by all the things you can do with pumpkins! You can carve them, paint them, eat them and decorate with them and I'm sure the list goes on. However, carving with kids can get a little tricky and that’s why this Lite-Brite pumpkin is a great alternative! This carving idea is so simple yet the kids still get to enjoy scooping the goop! Lite-Brite Pumpkin Infographic

Step 1:

Safely remove the top of the pumpkin.

Step 2:

Scoop the goop! Scape the walls of the pumpkin making them a little thinner than usual. You can do this by just dragging a spoon against the walls.

Step 3:

Make small holes with a skewer or screwdriver into the walls of your pumpkin.

Step 4:

Place Lite-Brite pegs into the holes.

Step 5:

Insert light, replace the top of the pumpkin and enjoy the glow!   Share your Lite-Brite pumpkins with me on Facebook and Twitter!   xoxo Produce Mom [post_title] => Lite-Brite-O'Lantern [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => lite-brite-olantern [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2013-10-17 11:39:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-10-17 11:39:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=3371 [menu_order] => 601 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3357 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2013-10-14 11:04:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-10-14 15:04:49 [post_content] => Last week I had the unique opportunity to visit Sage Fruit in Yakima, Washington.  Yakima Valley & the surrounding Ag regions are the heart and soul of Washington Apples.  Did you know that the state of Washington supplies the United States with 60% of her apples?  My visit to the growing region was an amazing way to kick-off National Apple Month and I learned so much!  I had no clue how complicated it is & how much care & attention it takes to bring a single apple to the grocery store!!!  I'm a pretty savvy consumer when it comes to the produce department & I was absolutely blown away with the operation. [caption id="attachment_3359" align="alignnone" width="300"]Antonia & I arrived at the Sage Fruit Office around 4pm on Monday.  It was so great to be reunited with Kaci & the rest of the Sage team! Antonia & I arrived at the Sage Fruit Office around 4pm on Monday. It was so great to be reunited with Kaci & the rest of the Sage team![/caption] I met so many people at Sage & had the opportunity to learn about the operations from every perspective: [caption id="attachment_3364" align="alignnone" width="225"]Andy is one of the field managers, he works hard to perfect the trellis systems, the color profiles of the apples, testing the pressures & brix (sugar levels), and so much more.  Many would argue that the people like Andy are the heart & soul of the entire operation. Andy is one of the field managers, he works hard to perfect the trellis systems, the color profiles of the apples, testing the pressures & brix (sugar levels), and so much more. Many would argue that the people like Andy are the heart & soul of the entire operation.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10964" align="alignleft" width="300"]A bunch of magnificently grown apples doesn’t amount to much if you don’t have the dedicated labor for harvest. Apples are hand picked from the trees at Sage Fruit. Valley Fruit is one of the Orchards that supplies Sage Fruit with their apples – Valley Fruit alone employs about 1500 laborers throughout the year. There’s an art to picking apples & there’s most definitely an art to unloading the apples into the bins. The men & women picking the apples are harvesting up to 900 pounds of apples per person per hour! It’s incredible… A bunch of magnificently grown apples doesn’t amount to much if you don’t have the dedicated labor for harvest. Apples are hand picked from the trees at Sage Fruit.
Valley Fruit is one of the Orchards that supplies Sage Fruit with their apples – Valley Fruit alone employs about 1500 laborers throughout the year. There’s an art to picking apples & there’s most definitely an art to unloading the apples into the bins. The men & women picking the apples are harvesting up to 900 pounds of apples per person per hour! It’s incredible…[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3365" align="alignnone" width="300"]After the apples are loaded into bins & onto the truck - it's time to bring them to the packing house.  Terry meets the truck at the 1st wash station (yes, I said 1st - apples are washed several times after harvest at the packing house!) Terry's job is to take samples from each in-bound truck.  She tests the apples for their starch levels & pressures.  Based on her findings, she then makes the suggestion for where the apples should be stored at the warehouse - Regular Storage or Controlled Atmosphere Storage.  She even makes suggestions on when the apples should be sent to retailers & what stage of each storage classification the apples should be placed.  I told her she's the gatekeeper.  Without her dedicated efforts, the FIFO system that is so important in the fresh produce industry literally starts with Terry!  Again - if it weren't for Terry, the efforts of people like Andy & the hard working field laborers would be wasted.  The apples could rot if not stored properly based off their starch levels & pressures.  Important job.  After the apples are loaded into bins & onto the truck - it's time to bring them to the packing house. Terry meets the truck at the 1st wash station (yes, I said 1st - apples are washed several times after harvest at the packing house!)
Terry's job is to take samples from each in-bound truck. She tests the apples for their starch levels & pressures. Based on her findings, she then makes the suggestion for where the apples should be stored at the warehouse - Regular Storage or Controlled Atmosphere Storage. She even makes suggestions on when the apples should be sent to retailers & what stage of each storage classification the apples should be placed. I told her she's the gatekeeper. The FIFO system that is so important in the fresh produce industry literally starts with Terry! Again - if it weren't for Terry, the efforts of people like Andy & the hard working field laborers would be wasted. The apples could rot if not stored properly based off their starch levels & pressures. Important job.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3360" align="alignnone" width="300"]Now we are in the packing house.  Apples have to get washed & packed into boxes before they can find a home in Terry's recommended storage area.  And of course Sage Fruit is dedicated to "an exceptional eating experience" & Randy is the Quality Control Manager - he makes sure the apples meet the strict criteria  for Sage Fruit.  Apples with blemishes are sent to juice.  Randy also helps the staff in the warehouse understand & enforce the food safety practices that allow all of us to enjoy our Sage Fruit with confidence.  Sage Fruit is known for quality & a big reason why is because of Randy's efforts.  Can't eliminate his job, either.  Now we are in the packing house. Apples have to get washed & packed into boxes before they can find a home in Terry's recommended storage area. Sage Fruit is dedicated to "an exceptional eating experience" & Randy is arguably the face behind this standard.   He is the Quality Control Manager - Randy makes sure the apples meet the strict criteria for Sage Fruit. Apples with blemishes are sent to juice.  Apples that meet standards are handled & packed with care.  Randy also helps the staff in the warehouse understand & enforce the food safety practices that allow consumers to enjoy Sage Fruit with confidence. Sage Fruit is known for quality & a big reason why is because of Randy's efforts.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3363" align="alignnone" width="169"]Once the apples get in the boxes, the Sage Fruit sales team goes to work.  Here I am with Doug, who sells the apples to Indianapolis Fruit Company, which is where I work.  Doug works with our apple buyer to stay competitive and keep our customers (the retailers where you shop) supplied with consistent quality and exceptional flavor.  Sage isn't the only apple supplier in the game, either - so Doug works carefully with his accounts to stay competitive with the market & keep the Sage Fruit apples headed to the grocery stores.  Relationships are essential at this stage of the apple supply chain.  So is an understanding of market value, sales projections, and more.  Apples aren't leaving that warehouse without people like Doug! Once the apples get in the boxes, the Sage Fruit sales team goes to work. Here I am with Doug, who sells the apples to Indianapolis Fruit Company, which is where I work. Doug works with our apple buyer to stay competitive and keep our customers (the retailers where you shop) supplied with consistent quality and exceptional flavor. Sage isn't the only apple supplier in the game, either - so Doug works carefully with his accounts to stay competitive with the market & keep the Sage Fruit apples headed to the grocery stores. Relationships are essential at this stage of the apple supply chain.  So is an understanding of market value, sales projections, and more. Apples aren't leaving that warehouse without people like Doug![/caption] [caption id="attachment_3361" align="alignnone" width="300"]Peter is one of the growers & founding members/owners of Sage Fruit.  He planted that tree behind us when he was 11 years old during his Spring Break!  Over 90% of America's farms are family-owned & family-farmed.  Sage Fruit is proud to be a family-farmed business.  Next time you see a Sage Fruit apples represent culture - both from the State of Washington & the family traditions that are shared between the owners and their valued team. Peter is one of the growers & founding members/owners of Sage Fruit. He planted that tree behind us when he was 11 years old during his Spring Break! Over 90% of America's farms are family owned & farmed. Sage Fruit is proud to be grower-owned & family-farmed. Sage Fruit apples represent culture... both from the State of Washington & the family traditions that are shared between the owners and their valued team.[/caption] Stay tuned for more information about apples - I have a few specific questions I plan to answer during this blog series.  These are questions I am constantly being asked about all produce, but especially apples.
  • Why do farmers use pesticides?
  • Why are apples waxed?
  • Are organic apples healthier than conventional apples?
  • What makes Washington Apples different from apples grown in other states?
  • How long and why are apples stored?
Feel free to email me at [email protected] if you have any questions you would like me to consider as we put together this "Apples Farm to Fork" blog series.  We have a lot to cover & it will be done gradually over the next month. [caption id="attachment_3367" align="alignnone" width="225"]Thank you to my Partner of the Year for inviting me out to Washington!  I am so impressed with the Sage Fruit team & operation!  YAY! Thank you to my Partner of the Year for inviting me out to Washington! I am so impressed with the Sage Fruit team & operation! YAY![/caption]   Happy National Apple Month! xoxo Produce Mom [post_title] => Visiting Sage Fruit [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => visiting-sage-fruit [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2013-10-14 11:04:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-10-14 15:04:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=3357 [menu_order] => 602 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3318 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2013-10-09 16:08:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-10-09 20:08:03 [post_content] => In the Produce Department, Peri & Sons Farms raises the bar for Breast Cancer Awareness & cause marketing.  Have you seen their PINK bags yet? Please visit their website & vote for your favorite charity that is dedicated to breast health awareness, research and/or support. sweetie-sweet-onion-infographic-01 After you have voted for your favorite charity come visit my Peri & Sons Farms Facebook Photo Contest! IT'S VERY EASY TO ENTER This contest STARTS TODAY(October 9th) and ends AT THE END OF THE MONTH (October 31st) You can vote ONCE A DAY
  1. Upload a picture of how you are supporting breast cancer awareness
  2. Ask your friends and family to vote for your entry
  3. Entry with the most votes wins!
  4. Don't forget to "Like" The Produce Mom page while you're there!
PRIZES The photo that receives the most votes will win a prize pack that includes a Panini Press. The prize pack is valued at $100! Peri & Sons Farms and I are Sweet on PINK! Join us in the fight against breast cancer. xoxo Produce Mom Learn more about Peri & Sons Farms. [post_title] => Peri & Sons Farms Is Raising Breast Cancer Awareness [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => peri-sons-farms-is-raising-breast-cancer-awareness [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2013-10-09 16:08:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-10-09 20:08:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=3318 [menu_order] => 604 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3311 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2013-10-08 09:31:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-10-08 09:31:58 [post_content] => We all love themed fruit & veggie trays!  A fellow Produce Mom & fan of my Facebook page sent me a message a few weeks ago asking for ideas for her son's upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle birthday bash... who doesn't love the "heroes in a half shell"?!   This one was a lot of fun to put together! [caption id="attachment_70595" align="aligncenter" width="545"]Ninja Turtle Tray Veggie Party Tray Broccoli, Olives, Carrots, and Turnips arranged to look like TMNT Michelangelo![/caption] [recipe] Cowabunga! xoxo The Produce Mom  [wpurp-searchable-recipe]Ninja Turtle Party Tray - - broccoli, baby carrot, olive, turnip, Arrange broccoli on a round tray, filling bottom 3/4 of circle.; Create bandana by placing a band of baby carrots above broccoli, filling all but very top portion of circular tray.; Make the top of Michelangelo’s head by filling in broccoli above the bandana.; Accessorize – olives for smile, football shaped turnip slices & olive slices for eyes.; - [/wpurp-searchable-recipe] [post_title] => Ninja Turtle Party Tray [post_excerpt] => Who doesn't love the heroes in a half shell?! This TMNT Veggie Tray is perfect for a child's birthday party. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ninja-turtle-tray [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-10-10 17:27:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-10-10 17:27:14 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=3311 [menu_order] => 522 [post_type] => recipe [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3113 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2013-09-25 09:54:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-09-25 09:54:05 [post_content] => You have probably already started purchasing PINK items at the grocery store in anticipation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month... I know I have already started buying them!  Some of these items give back to charity, some do not.  But all these pink products help raise awareness & encourage us women to educate ourselves on the preventative care.  I enjoy buying the items adorned with the awareness ribbon & pink packaging during October.  Plus, if you're like me, I might look for the pink products in the fall, but when summer comes around - I don't forget the fact that specific brands were dedicated to participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the Produce Department, Peri & Sons Farms raises the bar for Breast Cancer Awareness & cause marketing.  Not only are their onions really good, but each year Peri & Sons Farms offers their famous Sweetie Sweet onion, as well as their reds, whites & yellows in adorable PINK bags  AND they make an annual donation to breast cancer research & education.  I love their approach, because they empower their consumers aka YOU & I with the decision making for this charitable giving.  Please visit their website & vote for your favorite charity that is dedicated to breast health awareness, research and/or support. More to come over the next several weeks on Sweetie Sweets - it's one of my favorite varieties of onions.  In the meantime, look for the Peri & Sons onions in the pink bag next time you shop!!!  Your purchase will support this year's Breast Cancer Awareness charity of choice!  The bags may have white, yellow, red or Sweetie Sweet onions inside.  It doesn't really matter, honestly, because each PINK bag will offer you "Good Onions. Great Cause." Meet Peri & Sons Farms All my love to those of you who are affected by Breast Cancer.  I look forward to working with Peri & Sons Farms in October & doing our part to raise awareness. xoxo Produce Mom   [post_title] => Meet Peri & Sons Farms [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => meet-peri-sons-farms [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2013-09-25 09:54:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-09-25 09:54:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=3113 [menu_order] => 605 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2013-09-18 12:00:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-09-18 12:00:09 [post_content] => I worked late today — I originally planned to oven roast tonight's vegetable, spaghetti squash, but as anyone with kids can attest.... nothing happens as you plan it!  You can easily & quickly prepare delicious spaghetti squash in the microwave.

How to Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash.... you have met your match, mister.  The Produce Mom is here & you are going down. How to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave

Step 1:

Slice squash in half lengthwise How to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave

Step 2:

Scoop out the seeds with a spoon How to Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Step 3:

Place 1 half into a microwave safe container & fill hollowed cavity with water How to Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Step 4:

Put 2nd half on top of the half with the water How to Make Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave Then, place squash in microwave How to Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Step 5:

Microwave for 10 minutes… just enough time for mama to enjoy a post-busy-work-day glass of wine & update her blog ;-) How to Make Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave   When squash is finished (the skin will be soft/pliable to the touch) — separate the halves & allow it to cool for a minute before you scoop out the squash.  Joe & Mac like this topped with some Parmesan cheese.  I’m not gonna lie…. I like it with parm too. How to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave   Enjoy! xoxo The Produce Mom Sign up here for our weekly newsletter if you want more fun recipes, cooking tips, and more! OR  Text "TPM" to 66866 to sign up! [post_title] => Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => spaghetti-squash-on-the-fly [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-10-04 18:26:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-10-04 18:26:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=79 [menu_order] => 606 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 8 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2825 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2013-09-15 21:47:11 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-09-15 21:47:11 [post_content] => The produce department is stocked with all the flavors of fall & the festive decor!  So as far as my kids are concerned, it's time for Halloween!!! Tonight we made some easy crafts with pumpkins.

We made a spider:

Mini Pumpkin Crafts  

We made a witch:

Mini Pumpkin Crafts  

We made a bat:

Mini Pumpkin Crafts It's so easy! You will need the following supplies:
  • Mini Pumpkins
  • Black Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue-on Eyes
  • Glue
  • Tea Light or LED Tea Light
  • Sharp Knife
Mini Pumpkin Crafts

STEP 1:

Remove the top of your mini pumpkin by slicing a small square (just slightly larger than the circumference of your tea light) around the stem.

STEP 2:

Place your tea light into square on your pumpkin

STEP 3:

Accessorize by gluing on the eyes & arranging the pipe cleaners Mini Pumpkin Crafts xoxo Produce Mom [post_title] => Mini Pumpkin Crafts [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => mini-pumpkin-crafts [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2013-09-15 21:47:11 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-09-15 21:47:11 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=2825 [menu_order] => 607 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3411 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2013-10-27 15:59:04 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-10-27 15:59:04 [post_content] => Sometimes kids don't want to eat their vegetables. That's normal. Shoot, sometimes we don't want to eat our vegetables!  BUT when we use fresh fruits or vegetables to make themed trays, the kids often fight over who gets what on the tray! Life is good when your children are fighting over fruits and vegetables!  Cucumber eyeball?  That's a hot commodity for little kids. :-) We made two Halloween-themed party trays during last week's Indy Style segments.  The first was a super easy and super adorable Pumpkin. We used Nature Fresh Farms Mini Seedless Cucumbers and baby carrots. That's it. Told ya it was easy!!!! Easy Halloween Veggie Tray

Customize your Halloween Pumpkin veggie tray to your liking! Here are some ideas to get you started:

ORANGE = Carrots, Orange Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash, Orange Slices, Cantaloupe, Apricot, Papaya GREEN = Cucumbers, Green Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Asparagus, Snap Peas, Honeydew, Kiwi, Grapes, Apples [recipe] Pumpkin Veggie Tray Tomorrow we will share the other veggie tray we made on Indy Style... it's extra special because our amazing Facebook fans responded to the Indy Style poll and voted the design into the segment. Did you tune in?  Do you know what design/theme won the fan vote???  If you missed it, no worries; it'll be on the blog tomorrow :-)[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Pumpkin Veggie Tray - - Baby Carrots (or other orange produce item), Mini Sweet Cucumber (or other green produce item), , On a circular tray or plate, arrange Baby Carrots to create the base layer.; Arrange sliced Mini Sweet Cucumbers to create the jack-o-lantern’s eyes, nose & mouth.; Place a whole Mini Sweet Cucumber at the top of the pumpkin to create the stem.; ; - Delicious as-is, or serve with a healthy dip such as yogurt ranch, hummus or guacamole.   - Party Trays - Holidays & Celebrations - Themed Party Trays - Carrot - Cucumber - Cucumbers - Mini[/wpurp-searchable-recipe] [post_title] => Easy Halloween Pumpkin Veggie Tray [post_excerpt] => Celebrate Halloween and encourage your kids to eat their veggies with this fun and easy Halloween Pumpkin Veggie Tray. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => easy-halloween-veggie-tray [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-09-04 16:12:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-09-04 16:12:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=3411 [menu_order] => 520 [post_type] => recipe [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 1162 [max_num_pages] => 117 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => 1 [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_favicon] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => bcaf381eaa49d3e38e642f9bd9d3ff4d [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => 1 [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) ) -->
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