From graduation and Mother’s Day celebrations, to the planting of crops and the first strawberry pie, May signals that summer is on its way (even when one more snowstorm arrives in Colorado). This year, we celebrated the arrival of May (after a two-year COVID delay) in the Tuscany countryside at the Fattoria La Vecchia Quercia, an agtourismo villa. Stepping inside the heart and soul of Italy through the lens of agriculture, food and friends not only makes for a perfect vacation but gives a glimpse of the realities and charm that makes this area … as well as any … real. This issue of The AgriNutrition Edge Report explores how agritourism just may be the new “crop” to preserve the land.
Also, as the summer grilling season kicks off, I look at the nutrition comparisons of plant-based burgers and the traditional beef burger to evaluate which is better for personal health. It’s always good to look beyond a “halo” to make the choice that is best for you. Whatever we choose for your backyard picnics, may we be reminded of all who have gone before us … and be grateful. Read this issue