7 Reasons to eat with the Seasons

  • Better taste – Out of season produce is picked before it is ripe so it can be shipped thousands of miles and/or days before sitting in the produce section for days.
  • More health benefits- Out of season produce is picked early for longer shipment. Studies have shown that the less fresh fruits and vegetables are, the less nutrients they have.
  • Less cost- Supply and demand…
  • Environmentally friendly-Buying in season from a local farm produces a smaller carbon footprint
  • Community Support- Eating seasonally typically means buying locally which supports local businesses and help you get to know local business owners.
  • Cook with more variety- Most of us have a few recipes we cook regularly. Seasonal eating helps find new recipes to mix in with our standbys.
  • Harmony with Mother-Nature- Aligning our diets with natural cycles abates allergies in the Spring, helps to hydrate us in the Summer and boosts our immune system in the Fall and Winter.

April’s Seasonal Foods

  • Strawberries
  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Onions (Like Vidalia from Georgia)
  • Fava Beans
  • Chives
  • Morel Mushrooms
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