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On the Fly – Cavalier Produce supports the Autumn Olive Farms Dodgeball Tournament

By on Mar 18, 2019 in BLOG | 0 comments

We are excited to share that Cavalier Produce will sponsor and participate in “On the Fly,” a dodgeball tournament created by Autumn Olive Farms that supports the culinary community by contributing to The Holli Fund, which provides financial assistance and resources for food service industry employees in the metro Richmond area recovering from accident,...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Raddichio

By on Feb 28, 2019 in BLOG | 0 comments

HISTORY Radicchio is a storied green known for its vibrant, variegated burgundy and white markings. A member of the chicory family, radicchio was revered in antiquity for blood purifying and curing insomnia. Farmers cultivated the annual crop in the Veneto region of Italy in the sixteenth century, and some three hundred years later, a Belgian agronomist engineered...

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Ingredient Feature: Blueberries

By on Feb 12, 2019 in BLOG | 0 comments

HISTORY The family of blueberries, Vacinnium, includes over 450 species. Native to North America, wild blueberries were used for food and medicinal purposes for centuries by the native population and colonists. “An important step in the development of the highbush blueberry industry came in the turn of the century. Efforts in the early 1900’s by...

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Ingredient Feature: Broccoli Rabe

By on Jan 20, 2019 in BLOG | 0 comments

Broccoli Rabe is a great item this time of year. Supplies are good, and we’re seeing very nice quality. So, we wanted to dive into this leafy green vegetable to learn more about what makes Rabe so fab! HISTORY Talk about misnomers — broccoli rabe isn’t broccoli at all. It’s actually a close relative of turnips and a member of the Brassiceae family, better...

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A look back at 2018!

By on Dec 12, 2018 in BLOG | 0 comments

This is such a busy time for us and for our partners. We’re hoping you have a prosperous holiday season and a restorative new year! With 2018 coming to a close, we wanted to take some time to look back at some of our Chef and Vendor Spotlights from this past year–a mix of fine dining and casual chefs, plus award-winning products proudly made right here...

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Chef Spotlight: Shawn Matijevich, 411 York

By on Nov 29, 2018 in BLOG | 0 comments

Chef Shawn Matijevich started cooking as a teen and continued on into The Navy. After working under acclaimed chefs like David Burke and Bryan Voltaggio, Matijevich took the helm at Four Eleven York in Norfolk. Here, Shawn shares his journey and culinary philosophy. 1. Tell me about your background. I noticed you have culinary experience from your time in the Navy....

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