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What’s In Season?

Photo Via DeviantArt by J JGP

Why Eat What’s In Season ?

  • Full of flavor, just came from the ground
  • Nutrient dense soil
  • Keeps $$$ in your local economy
  • Builds community relationships
  • Reduces mono-cropping, keeps fruits and veggies from becoming extinct
  • Over-tilling eliminated (allowing for nutrients to build back up in the ground to enrich the next season’s crops)
  • Allows us to consume varietal foods offering a multitude of vitamins and minerals
  • Saves fossil-fuels eliminating environmental hazards from food transportation

So What’s In Season Here in the US?

Winter

Tangerines/Clementines
Kale
Leeks
Radicchio
Leeks
Radicchio
Radishes
Rutabaga
Turnips
Chestnuts
Grapefruit
Lemons
Oranges

Want to get a closer look? Epicurious offers a state by state map of what’s growing now in your locale! Visit their map to roll over your region.

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C H R I S T I N E Dionese, co-founder of flavor ID and Garden Eats is an integrative health & food therapy specialist, medical & food journalist. She has dedicated her career to helping others understand the science of happiness and its powerful effects on everyday human health by harnessing the power of the epigenetic landscape. To balance the more serious side of her work, she loves to concoct, write about and connect people through food & drink. You can check out her latest work at The Chalkboard Magazine, The Fullest and Rochester's Boomtown Table. Christine lives, works and plays between Southern California & Upstate New York.

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