Resources

Resources to help you navigate the food system

Guide to Organic Produce

EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic.

http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

Apple Varieties Cheat Sheet

A helpful guide to the different varieties of apples, their taste and texture, and what each variety is best for in terms of baking versus eating it fresh.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/07/cheat-sheet-apple-variety_n_1000281.html?ref=food#s396301&title=SweeTango

Find a Farmers’ Market in California

Click on this handy search tool to help you find a certified farmers’ market in your city, county or region.

http://www.cafarmersmarkets.com/index.cfm

California Seasonality Chart – Vegetables

The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture presents a helpful chart that identifies which months a vegetable is in season.

http://cuesa.org/page/seasonality-chart-vegetables

How to Make a Healthy Diet More Affordable

This article gives you ideas on how to sustain a healthy diet by buying nourishing, yet affordable substitutes in fruits and vegetables for the required vitamins and nutrients.

http://healthland.time.com/2011/08/04/how-to-make-a-healthy-diet-more-affordable/

 

Guide to Green Living

Sustainable Seafood Guide

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch provides a map for you to click on your state for a downloadable pocket guide for sustainable seafood.

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/download.aspx

Real Honey Versus Fake Honey

How can you tell if your bottle of honey is the real deal? Avoid ultra-filtered honey.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/07/smuggled-honey-ultra-filtered_n_1079948.html?ref=food

Olive Oil’s Surprising Uses

Olive oil isn’t just for cooking! Check out its usefulness around the house.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/19/alternative-uses-for-olive-oil_n_1102179.html?ref=green#s484979&title=Paint_cleanup

5 Tips for a Greener Diet

Here are some easy ways to help the environment with your food choices.

http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/5_tips_for_a_greener_diet

 

Guide to Food Justice

Food Pantries’ Holiday Requests

Food bank operators are requesting healthy, yet inexpensive items for the holidays. Attached is a suggested list of items that won’t bust donors’ budgets.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/food-pantries-healthy-food-donations_n_1104973.html?ref=food

Occupy Big Food

Learn about food justice and how our food system is being manipulated by large corporations and lobbyists.

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/11/01/occupy-big-food/

Support the Traditional Definition of Vegetables

“The traditional definition of vegetables can help lead us to a future where we are happier, healthier, and big agri-business lobbyists aren’t changing the meanings of our words.” Rep. Earl Blumenauer
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-earl-blumenauer/support-the-traditional-d_b_1101668.html?ref=food

 

Guide to Healthy Eating

Just what’s in your breakfast cereal?

Guide to the nutritional content in the major breakfast cereal brands.

http://www.latimes.com/health/fitness/la-he-breakfast-cereals-nutrition-pictures,0,2543774.photogallery

New & Improved Food Pyramid

Based on the latest science, the new food pyramid is now a plate!

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/pyramid/

Top Five Foods to Lower Cholesterol

These healthy choices will help you lower your cholesterol levels.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cholesterol/CL00002

Boost Your Immune System

Improve your immune system in this cold and flu season by loading up on these foods!

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthy_immunity_center/5_immunity_boosting_foods_nutrients?utm_source=HuffingtonPost_Brierley_ImmunityMyths_111811