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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Real Honey Versus Fake Honey
How can you tell if your bottle of honey is the real deal? Avoid ultra-filtered honey.
Olive Oil’s Surprising Uses
Olive oil isn’t just for cooking! Check out its usefulness around the house.
5 Tips for a Greener Diet
Here are some easy ways to help the environment with your food choices.
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.
Occupy Big Food
Learn about food justice and how our food system is being manipulated by large corporations and lobbyists.
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
Guide to Healthy Eating
Just what’s in your breakfast cereal?
Guide to the nutritional content in the major breakfast cereal brands.
New & Improved Food Pyramid
Based on the latest science, the new food pyramid is now a plate!
Top Five Foods to Lower Cholesterol
These healthy choices will help you lower your cholesterol levels.
Boost Your Immune System
Improve your immune system in this cold and flu season by loading up on these foods!