Updated: Nov 15, 2020
As fall gets underway, come check out the fresh autumnal produce at the co-op!
What does "seasonal eating" mean? Seasonal eating simply described is eating the fruits and vegetables available for harvest in your local environment. Autumn in New Hampshire brings wonderful options such as apples, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cranberries, greens such as kale, potatoes, pumpkins and winter squash.
Why is seasonal eating beneficial? There are several reasons. First there is a positive environmental impact. If we consumer fruits and vegetables that are locally grown we reduce the carbon footprint associated with our consumption of these foods. Second, our bodies benefit from a natural rotation of fruits and vegetables varying the nutrients we receive. And...consuming fruits and vegetables harvested from local farms means they are fresh and more nutritious!