Happy first day of Spring! It’s now time to embrace the warmer weather, beautiful blooms, and the seasonal produce. I love fruits and veggies and support in season produce. You may ask “why do I need to buy in season?” Well there are many benefits that come with purchasing in season produce so that you’re getting the most out of your produce.
1. Greater Nutritional Density
Because crops in season are picked when they are fully ripe, they contain more antioxidant, minerals and vitamins than the produce that is picked before ripened and traveling long distances to get to your plate.
2. Community Support
When you eat seasonally and purchase foods at your local farmers market, you are supporting your local farmers in your community. This is good for the economy and also cuts down on pollution from shipping and trucking food long distances (lowers carbon footprint).
3. Budget Friendly
When the produce you’re buying is in season they are SO MUCH cheaper. Have you every noticed at the end of March strawberries have dipped in cost? That’s because they are in season. 🙂 Who doesn’t like saving a buck and getting the most for your money?
4. Supports Our Health
Certain seasons produce certain produce. There is no coincidence that spring produce provides us with leafy greens to help us detox, promote alkalinity and loose those extra pounds that we gained in the winter. Adapting a lifestyle to eat seasonally can promote the body’s natural healing process.
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What are some of your favorite seasonal fruits and veggies?
Any tips that you could share to eat more seasonal and local?