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Eating Sustainably: What’s in Season?


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One great way to practice sustainability is to eat produce when it’s in season. But why, right? If there are strawberries at the grocery store in the dead of winter, why can’t I have them? You can have them — no one’s stopping you — but you should know that eating in-season supports the local economy and your own nutrition. 

Fruits and vegetables that are in-season now are generally more nutrient-rich than produce that’s been made a trip around the world, frozen. Not to mention, you’ll be sparing your wallet while eating in-season. In-season produce is generally less expensive when there’s a lot of it; it’s during wintertime that strawberries that are $8, not the May ones.