Episode 112- Walnuts: Harvesting Good Health   addthis
Craig McNamara has been growing walnuts in California’s Central Valley for 25 years. And during harvest, the days are long but he never seems to tire during what he calls this "remarkable time." This "remarkable time" is the culmination of many months of weeding, feeding, pruning and watering the leafy walnut trees.



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Bet you didn’t know that Craig McNamara is the son of Robert McNamara, United States Secretary of Defense under Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. The senior McNamara was the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary The Fog of War that came out several years ago.

On the subject of “super foods” like walnuts, add the following to your list for good health:

  • Beans, such as legumes like garbanzos, black, red, and navy beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Oats
  • Orange
  • Pumpkin
  • Wild salmon
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Green or black tea

This is only a partial list. The rest can be found online by searching under “super foods”.

For information about walnuts including lots of recipes, go to www.walnuts.org

Sierra Orchards
Winters, CA

Balcony Bistro
801 ½ Sutter Street
Folsom, CA
(916) 353-0733
(recipes available by writing to web site)

California Farm Bureau Federation
California Department of Food and Agriculture

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