Ugly Fruit is Especially Nutritious

And this spin off from Jill Neimark’s NPR piece just happened, this time in Food&Wine! By James Oliver Cury Posted April 27, 2016 Bruised and scabbed apples have more antioxidants and sugars because they’ve fought off natural stressors. Grocery shoppers don’t generally make a beeline to the scabbed and blemished apples. But maybe they should. New research … Continue reading Ugly Fruit is Especially Nutritious

Beneath An Ugly Outside, Marred Fruit May Pack More Nutrition

 NPR wrote an article about #eatuglyapples AND IT ALL STARTED WITH THIS BLOG!  April 26, 20163:13 PM ET JILL NEIMARK Unsightly scars on the outside of fruit might reflect higher nutrition within. Daniela White Images/Getty Images When orchardist Eliza Greenman walks through a field of apple trees and gazes upon a pocked array of blemished … Continue reading Beneath An Ugly Outside, Marred Fruit May Pack More Nutrition

There’s More to Eating Ugly

Today I attended Future Harvest-CASA‘s annual conference, which focuses on sustainable agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and even in my short 32 years on this earth, I’ve been witness to it’s decline due to poor agricultural/homeowner practices and various versions of greed permitted on local,state and federal levels. A concept … Continue reading There’s More to Eating Ugly

Orchardist Seeks Land in Loudoun County, VA

Do you have 50+ acres of farmland you’re just dying to sell to the right person? Does it have 30+ acres of pasture and a perennial source of water? Is it within Loudoun County, Virginia? If so, let’s have a conversation. Here’s my abbreviated life story: I am a Virginian, born and raised in Hampton Roads (the City of Poquoson). I … Continue reading Orchardist Seeks Land in Loudoun County, VA

Nature’s Secret: We May Have Totally Underestimated Scarred Fruit

A spin-off article from yesterday’s NPR article on eating ugly fruit, this time on weather.com! I’m so psyched this is getting attention. It’s only the beginning!! Let’s face it: ugly fruit gets a bad rap. It’s often left behind at grocery stores and sold at steep discounts at farmers markets. More often than not, it … Continue reading Nature’s Secret: We May Have Totally Underestimated Scarred Fruit