Tag: Fruit

Urban-Farming Camps Have Kids Asking, Where’s the Healthy Food?

Standing between two buildings on 127th Street, a group of campers on the cusp of adolescence mulled over a change in schedule. Normally, they would spend the morning planting and gardening as part of Harlem Grown, a youth development nonprofit that uses gardening and cooking to teach and empower children in Harlem. But on this […]

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How to Tell if That Peach Is Ripe? Ask Southern California’s ‘Produce Hunter’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Shopping at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, Karen Beverlin reached into a five-pound box of tart Belle Magnifique cherries, grabbed a couple and ate them. Tart cherries are tricky to size up at a glance: Flavors can range from gently tangy to very sour, and just looking at them offers no […]

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The Peaches Are Sweet, but Growing Them Isn’t

DEL REY, Calif. — When I first visited this tiny farm town to pick peaches, I did not expect to return. Certainly not every summer. Yet in July, here I was again, in triple-degree heat, for the ninth straight year of a pilgrimage with friends to an orchard just south of Fresno, near the geographic […]

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The Season When Fruit Consumes Us

Summer brings with it a certain set of rites and rituals — and everyone’s are personal and unique. For our summer-long ode to the season, T has invited writers to share their own. Here, the writer Chia-Chia Lin describes the fruit blitz her family experiences every year. My husband gorges on bursting plums over the […]

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Secret of a New York Farm Stand’s Success: An Eye for the Next Big Thing

NORWICH, N.Y. — At first glance, the Norwich Meadows Farm stand at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan looks like any other, with its rows of onions and lettuce, and a banner with the words “fresh” and “organic” in big green letters. But there’s something the chefs who regularly crowd the stand know that other […]

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A Slower Economy. A Trade War. Now, China Faces Rising Food Prices.

BEIJING — Business is normally bustling at the sprawling Xinfandi produce market in southern Beijing, where stores, restaurants and thrifty shoppers buy their fruits and vegetables in bulk. But more apple sellers were napping than hustling one recent afternoon. The price of apples had nearly doubled, to roughly $1 per pound, and people were spending […]

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