This is a post I wrote for AskHRGreen.org When you walk through the produce section of a grocery store, it’s always the same view once you get to the apples. Large, glistening orbs of pristine red, yellow and green apples are neatly piled on the shelves, their looks alone inviting the shopper to add them to their cart. … Continue reading Eat Ugly Apples
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
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
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
Last year I went through a collapse. The best I can describe it is the imagery of me walking down a dirt road while being shot with arrows. I tried to pull them out and fight back with the first few shots, but more shots continued to hit and sink into my flesh. By late … Continue reading The Launch of HogTree
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
On my one year anniversary here, I put in my notice that I would be leaving by the end of the year. It’s an exhilarating feeling to put in your notice, there’s a certain thrill when it comes to “what’s next.” At the same time, I’m in mourning. I had so much hope and energy … Continue reading Putting in my notice.
Over labor day weekend, an article came out about me and apples on the epicurious blog titled: Why We Should All Consider Eating Ugly Fruit <—click to read. and then this happened on twitter… This means that MC HAMMER read an article about me and apples and shared it with over 3 million people! How … Continue reading One time, MC Hammer retweeted an article about me
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
I just have talented and hilarious friends who sometimes photoshop me into situations. #eatuglyapples P.S- I really do love this.