Why Buy Seasonal Produce
While you can find most fruits and vegetables in your grocery store all year round, thanks to imports, the best time to buy your produce is when it’s in season. It means the food didn’t have to travel so far, which not only is more environmentally-friendly with less fuel used to transport, but it can be picked at the peak of ripeness. You get more nutrients than the produce you’ll find on supermarket shelves. Why? Fruits and veggies start to lose nutrients once they’re picked.
Because Spring is the beginning of a colorful, nutrient-rich abundance of produce, head to your nearest farmer’s market (find one at LocalHarvest.org). Check out these fruits and vegetables that offer health benefits, are easy to prepare, and are widely available throughout the U.S.