How do I know whats "in season" regarding fruits and veggies?
- duckdown May 21, 2009 11:45 PM
in an effort to maybe get some more fruit and veggies intake, im sick of eating out-of-season bland supermarket fruits and veggies. There are a couple farmers markets in Toronto area, but I don't live near any! So I figure my best shot is buying stuff thats "in season" because the quality should be better in my local mass markets
Is there like a list somewhere where I can keep up to date, lol
How do you guys do it?
Well, from experience, supermarket fruits and vegetables are often imported from far away even for in-season produce ( even if there are local producers); check/ask for the provenance of what you are buying; for example, in august, you could still probably buy tomatoes that come from California.
a quick googling returned this : http://thisfoodthing.com/index.php/20...
"In Season" foods vary with each region of the country / world. It's best if you know what's growing in your own area. Here's a site where you can click on your state and then the month you're interested in..... there's a list of the available produce just for you...
i find local, in season produce in my supermarket is generally promoted as such -- otherwise no telling where items come from.