In the Bay Area, springtime is when fresh, local asparagus–a vegetable with an ancient history–comes on the market. It’s usually in season from mid-April until mid-June. So, which to choose, the skinny stuff or the fat stalks?
Ryan Casey is the owner of Blue House Organic Farm, a 30-acre, certified organic farm in Pescadero. Here are five tips he has to offer for people who want to shop for local produce this year.
San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar is picking up the pace of the healthy food movement with a new proposal that would focus on stocking corner stores with fresh produce, especially in neighborhoods that lack full-service supermarkets.
If you don’t want to spend your weekend sifting through the stands at a local fair, or spending big money at chains like Whole Foods and Mollie Stone’s, there are some other ways to make sure you are getting the most fresh fruits and veggies.