In the late fall and winter months, seasonal vegetables can seem sparse and uninteresting after riding the coattails of summer’s avocado and tomato bounty. However, many varieties of satiating root vegetables and antioxidant-rich leafy greens are available, which are perfect for the cold winter months. Here is a handy list* of produce that is in
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean your love affair with salads has to end. With fall in full swing and winter drawing nearer it is time to embrace deep evergreens, blood red, and crisp autumn yellow colors – in our food that is (not just our wardrobe). Try this delicious collard green salad to titillate your
Written by Lyssandra Guerra, Nutrition Consultant graduate This article was originally featured on Lyssandra’s Native Palms Nutrition blog. It has been re-posted with permission from the author. If you haven’t noticed, it’s spring! Spring in the Bay Area is so predictably unpredictable. One day it’s hot and sunny and the next it’s drab and windy.
Sweet Peppers Though both members of the capsicum family, sweet peppers contain less capsaicin—the molecule responsible for spiciness and heat—than chile peppers, which gives them a comparatively mild taste. A colorful addition to any farmers’ market booth, sweet peppers can be green, orange, red, purple, or even white and brown, based on variety and maturity.
The Summer of Food With the first day of summer just a few short weeks away, we’re planning our menus for the backyard cookouts and picnics in the park! Keep your eyes peeled for these delicious fruits and vegetables at your farmers’ market! Avocados Although technically a fruit, avocados are generally considered a vegetable and
Spring Produce Be on the lookout for some unique fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ markets this month. In addition to delicious berries and grapes, May signals the arrival of prickly pears, nopales, loquats, and pluots—just a sample of the variety of crops that the warmer weather will bring to Northern California this year.
Farm to Fork This month, we’re focusing on spring produce, where to find it, and how to use it! Enjoy the guide below, get to know your local farmers at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, and keep an eye out for seasonal recipes this month on the Bauman College blog and social
Spring Has Sprung! It’s springtime! The weather is warming up, grey winter skies are making way for the sunshine, and everything is starting to bloom. Keep your eyes peeled for these colorful and delicious beauties at your local farmers’ market! Asparagus A member of the lily family, asparagus shoots first appear when the soil has
What does “seasonal” mean? “Seasonal” means foods that are harvested and available at a certain time of year in certain geographic locations. More specifically, the perfect balance between weather, soil, location, and crop, will yield the healthiest plant, and in turn, the highest nutrient content and most superior taste, than at any other time of
Winter brings an abundance of roots and tubers, which are the nutrient storage centers for some plant species in the colder months, and in turn become the source of our nutrients when other foods are scarce (Mueller, 2014). Additionally, many of the foods listed below have cleansing properties, are great for immune support, and can