Eating in season has many benefits.
- You may save money. It costs more to transport produce from overseas to your local store than it does from somewhere closer by. When you eat fresh foods in season, you don’t pay as much for transportation costs.
- Your food may taste better. Foods grown and picked at their peak typically taste better. Compare the taste of a strawberry in May to a strawberry in January — you may never go back!
- You may get more nutrients from your food. Produce starts to lose nutrients after being picked. The longer the travel time to your store, the more nutrients are lost.
To find out the peak growing seasons for many fruits and vegetables, check out our Seasonality Chart [PDF]. Click image below to enlarge and download.