Freshly picked, in season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition. Check out the Seasonal Produce Guide to learn what fruits and vegetables are in season. Support your local farmers and economy. You can help new and smaller farmers be successful and save farmland in your area. The Economic Research Service provides an overview of the economic impact of local food systems.
If we had one wish, it would be that everyone consumed at least one whole head of organic lettuce (or equivalent) everyday. You see, contrary to popular ‘mainstream’ belief, lettuce (and its relatives) are quite nutritious.
Our Blue Planet: Record Ice Low Could Quicken Arctic Thaw
Arctic sea ice shrank to the lowest winter extent ever recorded, according to data released today by the US-based National Snow and Ice Data Center.. The record-low ice level follows earlier news that 2014 was the warmest year since record keeping began. An unusually warm February in parts of Alaska and Russia contributed to the record ice low.
The Dogwood Tree in bloom is one of the most striking symbols of Easter and the advent of spring.