Thanks to modern scientific and technological advancements, food that was once inaccessible during certain seasons can now be found in supermarkets year-round. While this can have its benefits (such as allowing you to whip up a strawberry shortcake long after strawberry season), seasonal eating has several advantages to satisfy your palate and wallet, while also allowing you to support your local community.
Foods consumed during their proper growing season are fresher, tastier and generally more filled with beneficial nutrients than food that is consumed year-round. This is largely due to the ability for local farmers to supply these fresh foods to stores and markets without needing to prepare them for long distance transport.
By contrast, out of season produce is often harvested before they have reached their peak ripeness – the time when the fruit, vegetable, etc. is at its tastiest and most nutritious because it could be nourished properly by its parent plant.
Seasonal foods can be grown right down the street from you local farmers market, meaning farmers won’t have to pay much to get them to you. These savings are then passed along to you at the market when the farmer sells you their goods for a reasonable price without the crazy markups typical of stores selling out of season, imported produce.
Supports Your Community
Local, seasonal food is not only tastier, more nutritious and less expensive, it is also a great way to support your local community. What money you do spend on local food that’s in season will stay in the community and be redistributed across the board.
Yet another benefit; local growers can tell you where your food is coming from and what methods were used to grow those foods, allowing you to feel good about what you’re putting in your body.
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