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Celebrate Seasonal Food (Video)

  • Shop at farmers markets. Get to know what foods grow in your region and when by buying direct from the source. Talk to the vendors at the market, taste new foods, and discover what’s fresh each week.
  • Create a food wheel. Get to know what’s in season by making a seasonal food wheel. This is a fun project to do with kids. (Read more about this activity in the Nourish Curriculum Guide.)
  • Join a CSA. Subscribe to a local community-support agriculture (CSA) program to receive a weekly box of seasonal produce. Farmers often included seasonal updates and recipes for the items in your box.
  • Seek seasonal specialties. Never had a fava bean or a persimmon before? Create more variety in your diet by picking up seasonal specialties and finding creative ways to prepare them.
  • Grow with the seasons. Find out what foods grow well in your area and when to plant them. Talk to your neighbors or visit a local urban farm, a community garden, or your local gardening store.
  • Preserve the harvest. Many of us live in areas where it’s hard to find fresh produce year round. For centuries, people have extended the growing season’s bounty by freezing, preserving, or culturing foods. Read up or take a class in food preservation to learn about these traditional foodways.

Bryant Terry and Anna Lappé discuss the joys of eating with the seasons in Nourish Perspectives.

Discover farmers markets and seasonal foods in your area with Local Harvest. Locavore is a free phone app that let’s you know what’s season and where to find it. Epicurious provides a helpful interactive seasonal ingredient map, with produce descriptions and recipes.

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4:43AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

We do need to be thankful for what we've got

8:18AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Thank you!

1:35PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

love summer

12:00AM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

Thank you for creating the awareness about the wholesomeness of fresh fruit and vegetables. We have grown up in an environment so bombarded with adverts about canned and frozen foodstuffs that we instinctively reach out for them and not only out of convenience. Please continue this informative campaign so that we may balance the imbalance in the media.

12:30PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Wish strawberry season was longer :)

7:35AM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Happy summer to all! Farmers markets are starting to bring beautiful fresh
fruits and veggies of summer, such
wonderful rewards!

9:13AM PDT on Jun 25, 2011


7:18PM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

I highly recommend shopping farmers' markets or joining a CSA. You'll notice what a delicious difference the freshness makes. If you don't know how to cook something - ask the vendor - they'll give you easy instructions. You'll end up trying things you'd never have considered before.

The climate in my area makes it easy to grow herbs year round. But it's worth growing them indoors if you need to. Cooking with fresh herbs makes everything better. A little fresh oregano on tomato soup, some chives to make herb butter, basil on sandwiches instead of lettuce. You can't really go wrong, I hope you try it and enjoy.

6:15PM PDT on Jun 24, 2011


11:37AM PDT on Jun 24, 2011


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