Today, with the arrival of modern greenhouses and new shipping means, nearly all fruits and vegetables can be eaten year-round. The taste of fresh vegetables and fruits that have been refrigerated in compartments for weeks or even months cannot compare to the ones harvested locally or shipped immediately while in season. By being exposed to natural light, rather than artificial cold, the vegetables and fruits retain their antioxidants that come from the sun and then bring their many benefits to our entire bodies. Changing the foods on our table according to the seasons also means diversifying the intake of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that our bodies need. And, if we choose organic produce, we can feel confident that we are not ingesting pesticides, fertilizers, and other harmful and artificial agents.
Here are important reasons to buy and eat fruits and vegetables in season:
Taste and Aroma: Fresh produce that is harvested according to their natural maturation are remarkable delicacies for our palates. Freshly ripened fruits and vegetables have an unparalleled flavor, have their own characteristic aroma, and are much more colorful than hothouse foods. Out-of-season produce leaves a lot to be desired in quality and taste; it is preferable to follow the natural cycle of fruits and vegetables.
Nutrition: Seasonal fruits and vegetables are more nutritious because they follow their natural cycles, making them richer in essential nutrients that are necessary for the well-being of our bodies. Fruits and vegetables need to ripen on their vines or trees, as nature intended, to boost the amounts of vitamins and minerals.
Reduction of pesticides: Products grown seasonally and organically will have much lower quantities of pesticides. The vegetables and fruits that are forced to grow against their natural cycle are weaker and therefore are more vulnerable to insects.
Dr. Drake recommended the book
"The End of Plenty" by Joel Bourne
And he offered this website for study:
The authors offered their website, www.draykamoie.com
where readers can find book club guides, deleted scenes, watch video interviews, and sign up for both of our newsletters.
Dr. Jay has given us this link to see his photos and illustrations on jayandersonphd.com
Local and critically acclaimed author will discuss his new book, on defining moments of the presidency from FDR to Trump.
He is the author of seven books, a speaker, journalist, and the award-winning White House correspondent and columnist for U.S. News & World Report.
At our Winter Luncheon Series in 2019,
James Anderson read excerpts from his
Threadbare Tales From Silk Road
- Tattered Theories and Rag-tag Field Research
by Dr. Jay is Now Available in Paperback and Kindle Version!
At our Winter Luncheon Series in 2019, Dan read excerpts from his then yet-to-be-published book - The Dung Beetles of LIberia. A true story of adventure and surprising plot turns.
Enjoy our intimate club atmosphere in our remodeled Great Room – right here in Shady Side! Beer and Wine will be offered for sale. We will be featuring wonderful, unique, musicians and groups each month - our calendar for these presentations will be building online. Check back with us!
Local musician and volunteer for Captain Avery, Bob Israel was the musical director for Blues Alley for many years and is now lending his talent to the museum as our Executive Musical Producer.
CD Album 'Total Eclipse' featuring Bob Israel and various other artists including Chris Battistone.
Chris plays the flugelhorn on this duet of 'Blackbird' with Bob Israel.
The Return of Oyster Festival!
Live Music, Food, Fun, and our $5,000 Raffle!
(rain date Sunday, October 17)
Watch This Space for Details to Come!