I’m Just a Bill

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Apple_BillHave you heard about the food safety bill that the U.S. Senate passed last week? If made law, it will radically change the way U.S. food is grown and processed. The lead story in our online publication, The FruitGuys Almanac, summarizes how the bill could affect sustainable growers and family farms, including all the wonderful ones that provide your fruit and veggies each week.

Judith Redmond, from Fully Belly Farms in California’s Capay Valley, says the bill has some common-sense regulations but worries it doesn’t address the larger problems that have arisen from industry expectations for long shelf lives and cost-cutting. You can visit the Almanac on our website (click on the pear guys reading the paper on the left hand side), or sign up for our monthly newsletter, The FruitGuys News, and get foodie news, recipes, and features on fitness and farms.

This week, be sure to taste the regionally farmed apples from your area—check out your regional mix by clicking on the ladybug icon on our homepage or visit our mix pages to see exactly what you’re eating and which farm grew it. Winter is almost here and that means it’s citrus time. Don’t forget to try the satsumas. If this mandarin feels poofy, do not fear—there is nothing wrong with it. Just use your thumb in the base to “unzip” the peel. Enjoy your daily dose of vitamin C. Throw those peels in the fireplace for a refreshing citrus aroma in your cozy living room.

Enjoy & Be Fruitful!

—Chris Mittelstaedt, chris@fruitguys.com

 

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