One of the best things we can do for our health is to eat with the seasons. Different types of fruit and vegetables ripen at various points throughout the year and adding seasonal produce to your diet will ensure that you’re eating a wide variety of plants. When a product is in season, it’s at its most nutritious and it’s tastiest. Eating seasonally is even great for the environment, as rotating crops means that the soil they’re grown in won’t become nutrient-depleted. Here’s how to eat seasonally.
Go Fruit Picking
Whether it’s apples in the fall or strawberries mid-summer, picking your own fruit is a fun and easy way to eat foods that are in season. It’s also an opportunity to be outdoors and get some exercise. We love to make a day of it. Get a group of friends together, pack and picnic, and head to the local orchard.
Check Out Your Local Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s markets are an ideal place to shop for seasonal produce. Get to know the people who grew your food and ask questions about what went into the process. You may even discover some vegetable varieties not sold in most grocery stores, like Fairy Tale Eggplants.