I wrote this guide as a reminder for me and for all of you who want to buy cheaper and healthier seasonal produce.
It’s easy to buy seasonal produce if you organize a little bit and put some effort to do so.
When you buy seasonal fruits and vegetables it means that:
- those fruits and vegetables are healthier because they’re mostly local, or from the country you live in
- they’re actually cheaper than non-seasonal produce. They’re not from a far away country, and that way, they’re easier to transport.
- you buy more in comparison to non-seasonal produce that is more expensive and taste like rubber (most of the time)
- you support local farmers (if you decide to do so), rather than buying all your produce from the supermarket
- you can buy more often organic fruits and vegetables, and at a cheaper prize
- you can eat a lot of the same fruit or vegetable for a period of time and enjoy it in different dishes. After a few weeks or months, you can exchange it for another fruit and vegetable that is in season at that moment
- you can buy a lot of fruits and vegetables, especially if they’re on sale and freeze them for later use. Or make jams and jellies.
Sorry, but I really had to show you this 🙂 Friends freak!
8. they taste so much better than the produce from other countries
9. they’re perfectly ripe, you don’t have to wait a few weeks to eat a persimmon like I did, and it did not taste good
10. they have all the nutrients you need from fruits and vegetables because they’re easier to transport locally or even in the country. Fruits and vegetables keep their nutrients and taste better.
I know that this is not always possible, to buy locally and in season, but if we strive a little bit, I think we can do it.
For the wallet, for our health, for the environment, for us.