Seasonally Eating

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Seasonally Eating

A recent USDA study also found that direct-to-consumer producers were less likely to apply pesticides and herbicides to control weeds and insects than conventional producers (with the exception of chemicals to control insects and weeds in fruit, nut and berry crops).

Eating foods that are in season is not only better for your overall health it is fresher, cheaper organic fruits and veggies and more nutritious than food consumed out of season. Plus, the best part better Taste.

I know! Even though we all like to eat strawberries year round, the best time is in season late April through August, so there’s no time like no time like the present to take full advantage of strawberries.

Fruits and vegetables produced on local farms are often fresher, as they do not require long distances for transport. Plus, purchasing locally grown foods helps support our local farms and maintains farmland and open space in your community.

Above is the App icon – A free app called Seasonal Food that tells you what produce is in season in all 50 states! Download your app now!

The best part about supporting out local farmers the money you spend on products stays in the community and is reinvested with other local businesses. In addition, food grown locally, processed locally and distributed locally (for example, to local restaurants) generates jobs and subsequently helps stimulate local economies.

Check out your local farmers this weekend

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