For the Love of Produce
Mark Mulcahy, Produce Expert, Radio Show Host
Films Mentioned During Sustainable Food News
Below is a list of documentaries tackling topics about food, farming, fishing and our future.
Edible City, http://www.ediblecitymovie.com/
Food, Inc., http://www.foodincmovie.com/
The End of the Line, http://endoftheline.com/
The Future of Food, http://www.thefutureoffood.com/
The Greenhorns, http://www.thegreenhorns.net/
Eating Local and Seasonal
Most produce grown in the United States travels an average of 1,500 miles before it gets sold. Trucking, shipping and flying in food from around the country and the globe takes a toll on the environment and on public health. Visit the Natural Resources Defense Council to find a list of the produce in season in your region.
Strawberry Varieties in California
Strawberry harvesting begins in the fall and early winter in Southern California and moves north as the season progresses. Peak season is between April and June when all of the growing districts are in full production. However, since 50 percent of the California crop is harvested after June 1, there are still plenty of strawberries available in the late summer and fall.
Mangos are grown in tropical climates all over the world. The mangos we buy here in the U.S. come mostly from Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala and Haiti. Fortunately for us, these countries harvest their mango crops at different times of the year, which means we get to enjoy mangos all year round.