Seasonal produce is so hot right now! But with our busy schedules, it’s difficult to keep up with what is in-season. Here are three ways to guarantee eating seasonal fruit and veggies.
1. Look for the best value fruit and vegetables
When you’re at the green grocer or supermarket, as a rule of thumb, look for the cheapest fruits and vegetables. Seasons provide optimal growing conditions for different produce, and similar to the supply and demand theory, when there is an abundant supply of something, you don’t need to pay as much for it.
2. Shop at your local farmers market
Farmers depend on the weather, and so do their crops. When you shop at the farmers market, you’re buying what is growing right now. And farm fresh produce is what’s in season.
3. Grow your own
Whether you have a backyard veggie patch or a few pots on a balcony, you can’t get fresher than growing your own fruit and veggies. Whatever thrives in the given weather conditions is what should be growing, and you can’t get more seasonal than that. Not only is the taste out of this world, you also benefit from the “I made this!” satisfaction.
Eating seasonally provides the vitamins and minerals that our bodies need throughout the year. And in-season produce comes with a taste guarantee because it’s super fresh!
Happy seasonal eating!