Eating Seasonally

Mushrooms! Can’t get them any fresher!

As part of the evolution of eating locally, eating seasonally is just as important. For myself, it is getting harder to remember what is grown when, especially with all kinds of fruits and vegetables imported from other countries. I remember growing up we could not wait for strawberry season to begin, and in Oxnard, California they even have a festival every year honoring the California Strawberry. Now you can get strawberries all year long and for some reason I don’t think they taste as well in December as they do when purchased in season. I also remember on a trip to a Cozumel grocery store buying fruits and vegetables, I came across lettuce that was from Salinas, California! I am in Mexico and I can buy lettuce from California that is a little over 100 miles from where I live. Crazy.

Here is a website you can refer to if you need help figuring out what is in season and when. There is a link also where you can print it out the information for your use at home.

Refer – Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture

Here is another source for a seasonal chart (more regions coming) – To-Go Ware

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