Eating seasonally means enjoying the ripest and freshest food at the height of its natural harvest time. It means supporting local farmers who transport their goods the shortest distance to your plate. It also means experimenting with delicious foods you might not otherwise consider adding to a meal!
Remember, there will be regional variations as to what’s in season where you live. A good rule of thumb is to look for reasonably priced locally grown produce (generally it will be more abundant in season and therefore more affordable to buy).
Today it's so easy for us to forget about seasons when we eat! Modern food processing, technology and worldwide distribution of food make all foods available year-round - supermarket shelves look much the same week in week out.
At Yum Yum Kids we are believers in the benefits of seasonal eating and consider this is a really good basis for learning and healthy eating for children. Encouraging your child to grow their own fruit and veges is a great way to experience the seasons first hand.
Below we highlight some of the benefits of eating local, seasonal food:
So give it a go – be creative and involve your children so they understand that seasons form a natural backdrop for eating. For the greatest freshness and nutrition - look for foods that are locally grown and that are in season.