What's in Season
Eating locally means eating seasonally.
We're accustomed to believing that most foods are avilable to us all year long, and though sometimes they are, most are shipped from many miles away and can lack the full nutrient-rich punch of fresh local foods. If you want to eat locally, think seasonally. You'll be supporting your local economy, your local farmers, and your health!
- Plan your menus around whats available at the farmers market or the fresh, local produce section of your grocer. Produce that is fresh-picked at the peak of the harvest is packed with nutrients and makes a great basis for healthy meals.
- Check out our online recipe database for ideas and talk with folks at your local farmers market. Farmers are happy to share favorite recipes with you, and local grocers often have recipes available in the produce aisle too!
- Consider joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm. You'll recieve a weekly box of just-picked produce, as well as recipe ideas and storage tips. Search our database to find a program that suits your needs by using the CSA checkbox filter in our Farms Category.
- Canning, freezing and drying are some of the smartest ways to eat well and economically all winter long. Follow us on Social Media and we'll share tips and tricks with you throughout the season.
- In autumn, stock up on potatoes, onions, apples, and root crops. If you store them well, you many not need to purchase more all winter.
- During the winter months, enjoy what you've preserved. Supplement soups, applesauce, fruits, veggies, and meats with local breads, hoophouse salad greens, eggs, milk, cheese and items you've stored like squash, carrots, beets and onions.
Print out our 'Get it Fresh' page to see what's in season along with the items you can buy locally year-round.