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.
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 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
One of my favorite times of year is winter, because that’s when the tangerines ripen, and I sell them at the local market. I am planting out a number of different types of fruits in my grove, but for now the only type of fruit which the grove produces in large enough quantities to sell … More It’s tangerine season
On a cold November night in the early 1990s, as I walked the downtown sidewalks of Northampton, Massachusetts, I stopped in at a produce store. I don’t recall the name of this store, but I do remember how welcoming the warm and brightly-lit premises felt, with the displays of colorful produce. This time, I saw … More The first time I ever ate Asian persimmon