Eating food that is in-season can help reduce emissions, support your local economy, and even benefit your health. Read on to learn some tips for practicing seasonal eating.
Shop Local & Cut Carbon
Foods that are in-season in a region can often be purchased locally. Check out area markets and grocery stores to find options.
Many local, in-season products do not need to be imported or transported long distances, potentially reducing fossil fuel usage and carbon emissions.
Find Out What’s Available
Check your state and region’s guidelines about what foods are currently in-season.
In the Sunshine State, you can visit the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Fresh From Florida website to find recipes and learn what products are currently being produced or harvested.
Incorporate fresh, in-season foods into your diet to increase your nutrition and support your health. Foods that are imported or eaten long after they have been harvested often must be processed or preserved, which can sometimes affect taste and other beneficial qualities.
Eating in-season food that is purchased from local growers and producers can directly support your area’s economy and job market.