How to Identify Seasonal Food in California?

Why did I Pick California?

California is a state in the western United States that has diverse geography. It is the country’s most populous and wealthiest state, home to one-third of all Americans living on the West Coast or along the Pacific Ocean. It has deserts, mountains, coastlines, and valleys. The state also has different climatic zones that can support agriculture all year round. This article will discuss how to identify seasonal food in California and what it offers its visitors.

Across the world, each portion of each continent is home to different sets of species, and we can visualize it in many ways and at various scales. I have lived in multiple areas within California. The climate and geography play an important role in what fruits and vegetables are available at any given time of year. So, it’s always important to keep an eye out for what’s in season, traveling through the state and visiting your local grocery store, and what’s currently trending on social media.

What’s Happening Now in 2021?

The significant need is to conserve our water for future drought for any small-scale and large-scale projects to grow large food yields. We can make a difference by analyzing data to understand how to classify different ecoregions representing major communities spanning large geographic areas throughout California.

California spans over 770 miles across generations of history, cooking ethnic foods with famous restaurants, street food, and farmers traveling along with deserts and mountains, and is the nation’s most populous state (approximately 39,237,836 on July 1, 2021)(QuickFacts, 2021). Second, California farmers worldwide face drought while controlling water runoff to moisten the soil to feed the top roots and grow valuable crops based on their location and environment.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), California has great ecological and biological diversity. The State contains offshore islands and coastal lowlands, large alluvial valleys, forested mountain ranges, deserts, and various aquatic habitats. Additionally, agriculture challenges as many communities worldwide face similar concerns due to natural disasters, human resource demand, limited resources, policy, etc.

As organizations take a landscape perspective, they are developing better and better methods with consistent computer software that takes multiple types of data, for instance, geology, hydrology, vegetation, animal populations, and human infrastructure. We can make a difference by analyzing data to understand how to classify different ecoregions representing major classes of communities spanning large geographic areas throughout California.

What can you do?

(Option 1)

Consider visiting private restaurants, farmers’ markets, and other local businesses that support supplying local ingredients. Build greater connections between the supplier and the consumer.

We do the research and provide the recommendations of farmers’ markets and meal prep delivery services stationed in California on our Research Page.

(Option 2)

It could bring us closer to analyzing our community and planet in a digital age. Visit the Research Category to review the results and share your comments on how our projects have benefited you.

Please CONTACT US if you have questions or data requests. We analyze using ArcMap and statical data to source our beneficiaries for anyone to reuse for future projects to save money and time to grow in your environment.

What Food Can We Discover in Season?

In Spring, we plant things like flowers, strawberries, and other fruits and vegetables that need sunlight to grow well. In Summer, we plant things like grapes, tomatoes, and peppers, which grow better with heat and need less water than other plants. In Fall, we plant things like apples, pears, and peaches which grow well with cooler weather and don’t need much water because they’re already ripe by the time they’re harvested. And in wintertime, we plant things like beans, peas, and corn which need a lot of sunlight and little to no water.

How Can We Help?

As an educational website to develop ways to acquire quality fresh food to fill the fridge. Gain access to reliable sources of information to reach your goal by following our Blog and Social Media that will build a community to find your topic to create a sustainable future benefiting the environment as a consumer.

What can we grow?

Sources

Biodiversity – The Variety of Life on Earth. (2019). Retrieved from California Department of Fish and Wildlife: https://wildlife.ca.gov/Biodiversity

Hassan A, Qibing C, Tao J. Physiological and psychological effects of gardening activity in older adults. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2018 Aug;18(8):1147-1152. doi: 10.1111/ggi.13327. Epub 2018 Apr 6. PMID: 29626378.

QuickFacts. (2021, July 1). Retrieved from United States Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/CA,US/PST045221

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