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—by Katharine Holden, HPC Member

—by Katharine Holden, HPC Member

I’m not a big fan of little bags of prepeeled carrots. If you buy organic, who needs to peel carrots? I just give them a quick wash under the tap, use a knife to hack off the ends and any nasty bits, and then eat them. But I must admit that I’ve been buying bags of Cal-Organic Farms’ peeled yellow carrots. Yellow carrots have no special nutritional qualities and they don’t taste any different from the regular orange kind. But carrots are supposed to be orange and these are yellow. Enough said. [Editor's note: Yellow carrots will only be available periodically through the harvest season.]

—by Katharine Holden, HPC Member

—by Katharine Holden, HPC Member

Hampden Park Co-op is packed with products you may not have tried yet. Here’s the tune on a few of them:

—by Kate Wagner, HPC member

—by Anne Holzman, HPC Member

[In her newsletter column "Have you tried...", HPC member Katharine Holden tells us about products on HPC's shelves that the reader may not have tried. Here's one:]

[In her newsletter column "Have you tried...", HPC member Katharine Holden tells us about products on HPC's shelves that the reader may not have tried. Here's one:]

[In her newsletter column "Have you tried...", HPC member Katharine Holden tells us about products on HPC's shelves that the reader may not have tried. Here's one:]

In Japan, umeboshi plums are aged under pressure for one year in barrels. Some plums get crushed in this process. In the spirit of waste not, want not, these crushed plums are pureed and sold as umeboshi paste. It adds a tangy flavor to sushi and salad dressings and is used as a condiment on fish, vegetables, and rice. My friend Janelle tells me that umeboshi paste adds a wonderful salty-sweet taste to corn on the cob, but Janelle also likes watermelon chunks in her cornflakes, so take that into consideration.

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