I tried a fruitarian diet for a week. Here’s what I experienced.

I’ve always been intrigued by something I’ve heard about raw food diets: the energy and mental clarity people say they experience while eating that way. I’ve heard similar stories from numerous people over the years about how eating diet of raw foods only, especially fruit only, gives them a high, a mental lightness, extra mental … More I tried a fruitarian diet for a week. Here’s what I experienced.

Where to get tropical fruits in South Florida – Redland Market Village

South Florida grows a lot of tropical fruits. Drive south from Miami into the agricultural areas around Homestead, and you’ll see commercial groves of mango, avocado, litchi, mamey, atemoya, banana, papaya and much more. But sometimes it’s not obvious when you’re a visitor to the area just where you can actually buy some of that … More Where to get tropical fruits in South Florida – Redland Market Village

A good year for loquats

The loquat trees here in North Florida are having an outstanding fruit crop this year. It’s especially impressive to see the abundance, size, and sweetness of the crops happening right now on the improved, named-variety trees which a number of us have been planting in this area for the last few years. Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica), … More A good year for loquats

The Gainesville Winter Fruitluck was chilly but fun

The Gainesville Fruitluck is starting to become a happening event. We had our third seasonal fruitluck on January 20, at the Ethnoecology Garden at the University of Florida. Despite the chilly weather, about 35-40 people attended, and brought a great diversity of fruit to share. The Gainesville Fruitluck was inspired by the long-running monthly Tampa … More The Gainesville Winter Fruitluck was chilly but fun

Where to buy jackfruit in Central Florida: ‘The Jackfruit King’ at Mustang Market

I have been seriously falling in love with jackfruit lately. Or maybe “falling in lust” might be a more accurate description of the state my feelings towards Artocarpus heterophyllus. The more I eat this sweet treat, the more I become enamored with its seductive array of tropical aromas and flavors. Jackfruit in the immature, vegetable … More Where to buy jackfruit in Central Florida: ‘The Jackfruit King’ at Mustang Market

We’re having a fruitluck in Gainesville FL, August 12

It’s time we have a fruitluck in north-central Florida! I’ve been so impressed by the fruitlucks in Tampa, Florida that I decided to start an event like that closer to home. So we’re having one in Gainesville, FL on Sunday, August 12, from 11AM to 2PM, at Northeast Park (see end of post for exact address … More We’re having a fruitluck in Gainesville FL, August 12

Cold-hardy avocados workshop with Oliver Moore, July 29

A little-known group of avocado varieties, originally from the mountains of Mexico, can handle winter freezes much lower than commercially grown avocados, down to 15 to 18F (-7 to -9C). These varieties tend to have medium to smallish fruits with outstandingly rich flavor, some of the best tasting of any avocados. These cold-hardy Mexican avocados … More Cold-hardy avocados workshop with Oliver Moore, July 29

Golden Crispy Melon

I was never a huge fan of melons, until I found one fruit in this group that I really enjoy: Golden Crispy Melon. Lots of fruit enthusiasts really love honeydews and cantaloupes and the like, and although I do find them pleasant, but I don’t get more than lukewarm about those varieties because they all … More Golden Crispy Melon