What's in Season

Eating Locally Means Eating Seasonally:

Plump, summer tomatoes in July found at your farmers market will always taste better than the pale, dry ones you can find at the grocery store in February. So, while most foods are available all year long, those shipped from far away can lack the full nutrient-rich punch of fresh local foods. By eating locally you will be supporting your local economy, your local farmers, and your health!

  • Use our Seasonality Guide to see what’s in season near you. Plan your weekly meals around what's available at your farmers market or in the local produce section of your grocer. Local produce is packed with nutrients and makes a great basis for healthy meals.

  • Check out our tried and true recipes in our blog for ideas on how to use local produce. At your farmers market, farmers are often happy to share their recipes with you. Local grocers often have recipes available in the produce aisle too!

  • Consider joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm. Each week, you'll receive a weekly box of just-picked produce, recipe ideas, and storage tips.

  • Save the flavors of summer by canning, freezing, drying, and properly storing so you can enjoy it all winter long. Read our how-to guide here for ideas. It’s an economic way to eat well year round.

  • During the winter months, enjoy what you've preserved. Supplement soups, applesauce, fruits, veggies, and meats with local breads, hoop house salad greens, eggs, milk, cheese and items you've stored like squash, carrots, beets and onions.

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The TLD Local Food Companion

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