So you’ve been told that it’s cheaper to eat seasonally, but what exactly does that mean to be practicing seasonal eating?
Seasonal eating is exactly what it implies. To eat foods that are available during their natural growing season. Foods that are purchased and eaten right around the time that they are harvested.
Seasonal foods just taste better. They are fresher, sweeter, and are more nutritious than food that was picked green and shipped from wherever. Ever had a homegrown heirloom tomato right off the vine? I have and it tastes nothing like those baseball tomatoes you buy at the grocery store year-round.
Right now, here in Western Pennsylvania, the growing season really hasn’t started yet. In fact, as I write this today, they are calling for the temperature high to be 60, however, Sunday’s high is only going to be in the 30’s. I simply cannot wait until I can get out there and plant my small garden.
In case you don’t know what fruits and vegetables are in season when, the following chart will help you figure that out.