Here’s a preview of what regional farms will be harvesting in May, from The FruitGuys produce buyers. To see what’s being delivered this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region. West On the West Coast, spring is upon us! April winds and honeybees pollinated the Asian pear and apple blooms, so the fruit should be setting in May. Strawberries are [...]
Berries are Summer’s Antioxidant Powerhouses By Rebecca Taggart Summer is here, and with it the most delicious of all fruit: fresh berries. Be they strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries, berries evolved to be literally irresistible in order to spread their seeds. Taste alone is reason to indulge, but with berries you get to have your [...]
Company Pulls Methyl Iodide From U.S. Market By Heidi Lewis Raise a glass of strawberry lemonade to the defeat of the fumigant methyl iodide! A lengthy campaign by environmentalists, farmers, scientists, doctors, and farm workers to stop the use of fumigants in strawberry production has ended with a significant victory for the environment. On March [...]
First wave of spring vegetables begins By Rebecca Taggart Winter has been very mild this year for most of us who don’t live in Alaska. The general lack of snow and cold is attributable to unusual patterns in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oscillations, which have kept the jet stream more northerly than usual. The [...]
By Heidi Lewis Broccoli Shortcake. Mmmm, can you picture it? Golden cake, florets of green broccoli, and a cloud of sweet whipped cream… What? Doesn’t sound appealing? Do you prefer Strawberry Shortcake? But broccoli is what’s going to save strawberries from fungicides and other creepy chemicals. Organic farming practices produce luscious, great tasting berries—without the [...]
Strawberries are a member of the rose family and, like their floral cousins, evoke sentiment. They are, after all, heart-shaped. Very delicate, strawberries must be hand-picked and rushed to a cooler. So delicate, a drop of rain could bruise the fruit.