Our grocery stores never fail. We can have strawberries in the dead of winter, apples all year long, and tropical fruits even if we live in gray New England. It's all because of the miracles of modern agriculture and technology. So what's the fuss? Why should we eat seasonal foods?
|My attempt at growing some very local veggies. I will keep you posted on the results!|
2. Foods that have traveled less, and are picked at peak ripeness also taste better.
3. Many ancient traditions such as Ayurveda teach us that our body needs foods with different properties in different times of the year. Eating seasonal foods helps our bodies align with the seasons.
4. Buying seasonal foods can also mean buying local foods, which supports your local economy.
Spring is a great time to start because many more produce options are in season in the next few months.
Check out this interactive map on Epicurious' Website that shows what foods are in season in your state during a month of your choice. Click Here