Meatless Monday: Vegetable Calendars

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Seasonal Vegetables of California Calendar by Claire Nereim

Happy (first!) Monday, loves.

I’ve been pondering resolutions to share with you this wet January morning, but voicing resolutions at the outset has never worked for me.   It’s as if I give away the will to begin in the sharing.

So let’s share something else, something that grows in the sharing, like our enthusiasm for vegetables, especially the wonderfully ripe variety.  According to NPR, the Meatless Monday campaign is helping make 2011 the year when vegetables become the new meat.

Exciting, isn’t it?  Evidently we’re already delighting in an unexpected love affair with the humblest of partners.

Before I became frequent farmer’s market shopper I never knew what vegetables were in season.  If you’re trying to incorporate more vegetables into your diet and face the same problem, you can invest in a calendar like the one above (so pretty!) or enter your home state at Sustainable.org for a list of what’s fresh in your area right now.

Though it’s UK-centric, I like Jamie Oliver’s calendar as well.

(Did you know the British call rutabagas Swedes?  Me neither.)

Here’s to a happy, healthy and veg-heavy 2011.  We’re thrilled to be sharing it with you.

xoxosl

1 Comment on Meatless Monday: Vegetable Calendars

  1. Julie
    January 3, 2011 at 6:09 am (7 years ago)

    Cute! I should get one of those. I just bought the bullet blender for smoothies to get more fruit heavy, but I need to increase my veggie intake in 2011 : )
    XO

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