Limehouse’s Quality Assurance program plays an integral part in our teams effort to ensure customers receive quality produce at competitive prices. Field monitoring is done weeks and days before harvest to keep abreast of supply and quality issues in the various growing regions. This diligent monitoring enables Limehouse to forecast supply volume and spot potential quality problems.
A couple of Pacific storm systems will once again impact California over the weekend into early next week. A brief drying period looks to be followed by another system the
latter part of next week. While the rain and the associated snow pack is much needed….
Saturday December 24th: Open
Sunday December 25th: Closed
Monday December 26th: Closed
The holidays are in high gear, and before you know it, it will be the beginning of the year. January is prime time to showcase delicious citrus in exciting and delicious ways and is also the time for Limehouse Produce’s annual Citrus Celebration.
This year, we are asking chefs and mixologists to focus on one very special variety of fruit: the Page Mandarin. The Page is a cross between a Minneola Tangelo and a Clementine Mandarin, making it essentially ¾ mandarin and ¼ grapefruit by ancestry. The grapefruit gene gives this sweet and easy-to-peel fruit a more complex flavor that the super sweet clementine, lending itself to tart cocktails, winter salads and palate cleansing pastries.
Competitors can submit savory, sweet, or drinks utilizing the Page Mandarin and any additional citrus fruits they wish. All submissions will be posted on the Limehouse Produce website starting January 9. The public can vote on their favorites as well as go and visit the locations to order the items. They can then post photos for a chance to win a gift certificate at a winning location.
If interested in being a part of the 2017 Citrus Celebration, email email@example.com. We will then deliver a sample of Page Mandarins to try out on week of December 19. Dish and drink details, recipes and photos are due no later than Friday, January 6 in order to have part of the website on the official kick-off on Monday, January 9.
For the Celebration, there will be a panel of judges that visit the top 5 drinks and dishes (as selected by the judges) to taste the items the week of February 20. The judges will select one winner for Best Drink and Best Dish. Each winner will be promoted on the website, social media outlets, and to the media. The restaurant with the winning dish will be featured on the back page of Charleston City’s Paper’s DIRT and the winning drink will be featured in a ½ page ad in The Local Palate. *Note: ads will be designed by Limehouse in cooperation with winning restaurants.
Interested restaurants can submit their photos and caption details to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to have you a part and look forward to hearing from you soon!
Limehouse Produce is excited to announce the winner of this year’s 2016 Fall Cornucopia Cook-Off that took place November 11 at the Culinary Institute of Charleston. Michelle Hammock of West Ashley High School won with her “Autumn Harvest” dish which was a series of small desserts featuring candied kale, mini pumpkin pie, candied pecans with spiced apples, topped with kabocha squash ice cream, caramel sauce, and whipped cream. This was Michelle second year competing in the cook-off.
Now in its second year, the competition invites local high school culinary programs to have their students submit recipes featuring fall produce. The finalists from the schools come and cook their dish in front of an esteem panel of judges. This year, five students from Wando High School and West Ashley High School’s culinary programs participated.
Judges included Executive Chef Michelle Weaver from Charleston Grill, Post & Courier food reporter and restaurant critic Hanna Raskin, Jamie Vaughn from Limehouse Produce, and Marion Sullivan from the Culinary Institute of Charleston. The winner received $125 courtesy of Feed the Need, a behind-the-scenes tour with Chef Weaver including dinner at Charleston Grill, and will be featured in a Local Palate magazine ad.
“Limehouse takes pride in engaging our customers and community in outreach efforts that promote fresh, healthy eating and seasonal awareness as it relates to produce,” stated Weston Fennell, Lead Buyer at Limehouse Produce. “The Fall Cornucopia Cook-off taps into a vital audience: our future chefs studying culinary arts in high school. Cooking before esteemed judges like Hanna Raskin and Michelle Weaver provides these students with an exciting opportunity to test their creativity and skills. We hope the experience comes full circle when they visit Charleston Grill and see what goes on in a top-notch professional kitchen.”
To learn more about the Fall Cornucopia Cook-Off, visit www.limehouseproduce.com.
To download the recipe, click here michelle-hammock-recipe.