Many people talk about eating seasonally, but why? There are many reasons to eat seasonally, and they are all really good reasons!

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WHY eat the seasons?

There are a number of good reasons to eat more local, seasonal food:

  • to reduce the energy (and associated COemissions) needed to grow and transport the food we eat
  • to avoid paying a premium for food that is scarcer or has travelled a long way
  • to support the local economy
  • to reconnect with nature’s cycles and the passing of time

but, most importantly, because

  • seasonal food is fresher and so tends to be tastier and more nutritious
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Let them eat GREEN!

June brings the start of summer, and with it, a ton of seasonal produce.

Apricots
Avocados
Cherries
Asparagus
Basil
Beans, Green
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Citrus:

Grapefruits,

Kumquats,

Lemons,

Navel Oranges,

Valencia Oranges
Collards
Corn
Cucumber
Eggplant
Figs
Grapes
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Melons
Mushroom
Mustard
Nectarines
Okra
Onion, dry
Onion, Green
Passion Fruit
Peaches
Pears
Pears, Asian
Peas, Black-eyed
Peppers
Plums
Potatoes
Raspberries
Spinach
Squash, Summer
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Turnips

 

Click here for a list seasonal produce by month.