jason mraz
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Vegan
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How does one become an accidental avocado farmer? Move to a property with hundreds of avocado trees. That’s what Jason Mraz did.

The singer, a vegan and environmentalist, said about his home, “It was kind of an accident. I just wanted to live out in nature. When I realized there were hundreds of avocado trees here, I thought, ‘I can keep this going.’?”

And keep it going he has. According to Parade, Mraz eats 2 to 4 avocados a day. Many of the rest go to supply the local Chipotle. Vegans eat a lot of avocados typically, but the singer’s farm boasts a 30,000 pound harvest each year. Thankfully Farm Aid was able to help him become a true farmer with a working farm. Workers come out a few times a year to pick the avocados.

By now, Mraz has to be an avocado expert. Which is why we trust him when he says, this chocolate pudding recipe that uses avocado as a base, is delicious.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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