Friday, January 29, 2010

What is in season?

We are told to eat in season.  What does this actually mean?  Certain fruits and vegetables are produced at different times of the year.  We have gotten so used to having every fruit and vegetable in the supermarkets but at what cost?  

There are numerous reasons to eat in season:
  • It helps reduce energy needs (transportation & growing out of season)
  • It will reduce the price of an item because it has not traveled as far
  • Buy locally, it helps local farmers and the local economy
  • Helps work with nature's cycles
  • Also it is so much fresher
So what is in season right now (February):

Broccoli, Broccolini, Brussels sprouts, Butternut Squash, Celery root, Fennel, Kale (my favorite), Leeks, Potatoes, Rutabaga, Salsify, Turnips

Grapefruit, Kiwi, Oranges, Tamarillo, Tangerines

What is your favorite?

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