How are you going to know what day it is or ‘market’ yourself towards better health through plants??
A 2016 fruit or veg calendar!
That’s what I’m doing anyway. I looked over at my lovely Vibrantly Grown calendar from this year and realized I only have less than 48 hours until 2016 without a new wall calendar in the wings.
I can’t find a 2016 Vibrantly Grown so I’m checking out all of the other veg options. Happy coincidence there are plenty of choices!
Seven to be exact.
Straight market fresh fruits and veggies. I want all of them please. Would you look at those mangos? Silently weeps.
Description: Healthy Inspirational calendar of fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits from farms • 100 lb cover weight high gloss paper, full-bleed dynamic color • January – December, includes following year preview • US holidays marked • Each page measures 11″ x 8.5″ with high quality • Measures 11″ x 17″ when hung on wall • Wire binding
[find it on Amazon for $20.99]
Gorgeous vibrant photos. Inspiring me to reach for what grows from the earth. I love the dirt clinging to the beetroot.
Description: Celebrate life on the farm and the bounty of the earth and the seasons through exquisite full-color photographs and beautifully written text from Matthew Benson—award-winning photographer, author of Growing Beautiful Food, and proprietor of historic Stonegate Farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. Bunches of vibrantly colored beets just pulled from the ground. Harbingers of spring: garlic scapes and fiddlehead ferns. And plump melons ready for harvest—you can almost smell their sweetness. For gardeners and for anyone passionate about eating local and eating well, Heirloom Harvest is a feast for the eyes and the imagination.
[find it on Amazon for $13.99]
This Smithosonian calendar reminds me of the dish towels I inherited from my Great-Grandma Grace. A historical look at how we’ve perceived and portrayed fruit. And what look to be beautiful color images.
Description: At the end of the 19th century, refrigerated railroad cars made long distance shipping of perishable produce possible. Labels were created so shippers and merchants could easily identify the contents of the crates. They also helped create brand recognition. These vibrant and colorful paper labels became lively mobile advertisements and they featured a wide range of designs. The art drew on a wide range of popular subjects idyllic scenes, women, animals, and patriotic symbols in order to entice people to buy fruit. In the late 1950’s use of labels ended as pre-printed boxes replaced the older wooden crates. Today, these labels are highly sought after by collectors. Fruit Crate Labels 2016 features a selection from the extensive collections at the Smithsonian. Each beautiful label is accompanied by information and a large grid with moon phases and international holidays. The calendar includes a 3-year at-a-glance page and is earth friendly, printed with soya-based inks on FSC certified paper. A popular calendar for anyone who likes vintage art. Great for saving and framing. • Product dimensions: 12.2 x 12.2 x 0.3 inches
[find it on Amazon for $14.99]
I’m having a hard time deciding which one. The historical artsy ones are calling to my heart.
Description: Time Span: 12 months (January – December 2016) • Single image per month, 12 different images • Wall style, hang on flat surface; size: 13″ x 19″; wire binding on top • Cavallini’s signature product since 1989 • Featuring images from the Cavallini archives • Printed on Cavallini’s signature Italian paper
[find it on Amazon for $21.95]
A beautiful water colored art print calendar of garden veggies. Includes artichokes, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash, the Brassicaceae family, strawberries, eggplant, onions, and root vegetables. Gorgeous work.
Description: Sized 10″ x 15″, lots of room to write in grid • Bound with spiral binding and thumb cutout for easy hanging • Printed on 30% recycled FSC certified paper • Designed, printed and assembled locally in Berkeley, CA • At the end of the year, trim to get 12 ready-to-frame 8″ x 10″ art prints
[find it on Amazon for $26.00]
I love the composition of this calendar. Fruits, vegetables, and all that can be created boasting a whimsical monthly layout.
Description: Based on Erin Gleeson’s popular blog and bestselling book, The Forest Feast, this delightful 16-month calendar is a visual pleasure with vibrant photographs, complemented by Gleeson’s fanciful watercolor illustrations. • Product dimensions: 12.2 x 0.5 x 12.2 inches
[find it on Amazon for $11.23]
I think this one is going to win. Stunning artwork from an artist we are familiar with. Cook’s Illustrated anyone? Not only is the artwork imaginative, but there’s learning potential. Varietals galore!
Description: Each month of the Farmer’s Market 2016 Wall Calendar features beautifully drawn renderings of seasonal fruit and vegetables, including dried chilies, berries, stone fruit, and pumpkins. The artist’s compulsively collectible, hand-colored prints combine the precision of a botanical illustration with the passion of a fine painting and will delight any foodie, gardener, or gourmand. • Product dimensions: 12.2 x 0.9 x 12.2 inches
[find it on Amazon for $7.49]
Which one are you leaning towards?? xx