Seasonal and Featured Foods

Seasonal And Featured Foods

Welcome to the Seasonal and Featured Foods page. Browse posts and find featured and seasonal recipes on this page.

For the next few months (thru the end of July) there will be Fresh Tomatoes available to USDA-TEFAP sites (as well as a few others). See below for some tips on storage of the tomatoes and the shelf life. We offer these to help Partners plan their orders as well as gain some knowledge on storing this desirable yet fragile produce item. OFB may give more tips as the season (and warehouse temps) progress!

May 7, 2024

Green Oranges!? Yes Please!

Laura KushnerSeasonal Produce

You may see some Oranges which have green exterior during the week of 5/6/24 - 5/20/24. These are NOT UNRIPE oranges, and may even contain more sugar than some orange-colored oranges.

March 29, 2024

3/25 - 3/29/2024 Produce Plan

Laura KushnerSeasonal Produce

Spring is starting to work its magic on the landscape across the PNW. Portland gardens are teeming with life, blooms and flowers. Farms near and far are busy planting and tending to millions of little baby seeds in trays to start in their greenhouses.

Certain crops like broccoli, hardy greens or green onions sometimes comes in a little limp. But there are some simple solutions for perking up these veggie friends and extending their shelf life once you bring them home. Read more to find out how!

Oregon Food Bank is currently offering a sparkling beverage product (product ref C-03840) which may not be appropriate for all sites. This is a sparkling beverage that is NON-ALCOHOLIC but is marketed and branded as an alcohol alternative. Please consider your clientele before ordering this product.

November 20, 2023

Canned Salmon: Acceptable Defects

Laura KushnerFeatured Foods

Rust on some Salmon Cans distributed by Oregon Food Bank

September 29, 2023

Spindrift Flavored Sparkling Water!

Christina WrightFeatured Foods

For Metro agencies, under product ref# 30230 Bev, Flavored Water Sm/Med Pk Case, we have cases of Spindrift flavored sparkling water! The case pictured is mint green tea, but we have other flavors as well. All under this same product ref# and distributed as cases become available. Each case comes with 3 boxes that are filled with (8) 12 Fl.Oz cans. Both the cans and the size of the case are pictured below.

August 24, 2023

Oatley Chocolate Flavored Oat Milk!

Christina WrightFeatured Foods

For Metro agencies, under product ref# 10417 you'll find chocolate oat milk from Oatley! Each case comes with 6 of the milk cartons pictured below. Perfectly delicious on its own, this chocolate oat milk can be used as the base for a delicious dairy-free milkshake.

August 17, 2023

New Seasons Creamy Diablo Salad Dressing

Christina WrightFeatured Foods

Product ref# 10340- Condiment, Salad Dressing/Sauces, Ref Lg/Bulk PK is a product that is available only for meal sites. Pictured below is the case it comes in and the individual containers within the case. It can only be ordered by meal sites because the individual containers do not have the ingredients labeled on them, while the case they come in does.

August 17, 2023

Mezete Gourmet Hummus Snack Packs!

Christina WrightFeatured Foods

For Metro agencies, we have cases of Mezete Hummus dip with breadsticks under product ref# 10005. Each case comes with 6 of the packs pictured below. This is a vegan snack made from all natural tahini and chickpeas.

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Recipes & Ideas

Check out these resources for recipe ideas and more info on specific food items!

Food Hero 

Good and Cheap - free downloadable cookbook!

USDA Recipe Library 


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