What’s in season?
From consumers, chefs and leaders in the health industry – I am shocked at how many people consistently don’t know what’s in season. A month back, I got an email from a local college here in Nashville from a woman who was contacting me to see if I knew of any farmers who could come speak at their Health and Wellness week. Her idea was to help educate students on sourcing their healthy snacks locally. She asked if we could bring something we sell from the farmers including bananas and oranges. My jaw dropped. Surely she knows bananas and oranges don’t grow in Nashville!
Then today, I received a comment in a Facebook post for the farmers market “Our favorite late night snack are blueberries since the fruit is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and more than 4 grams of fiber. Looks like we should stop by to pick up some from the market!” Clearly this person doesn’t understand the concept of in-seasonal produce, as blueberries have been out of season for about 2 months.
So let’s play a little game of What’s in Season:
Winner gets this amazing 12 Print Collection from Claudia Pearson called Perpetual Harvest
- As a comment to this post: Guess when each fruit or veggie is in season
- Tell me what part of the country you live in
- Subscribe to this blog
- Tweet or Facebook the Following : Do you know what food is in season? Take the quiz from The Locavore Mama @mary_crimmins http://ow.ly/echb0