In addition to supporting your physical well being seasonal produce treats are wallets with kindness. Local in-season produce doesn't have to travel as far as out-of-season fruits and veggies which often travel thousands of miles from other countries. Combine the lower transportation costs with the abundance of the local in-season crops and you get lower prices.
How do you know what's in season? Two ways:
- Prices in the store - when the grocery store offers strawberries at 2 baskets for $1.00 or tomatoes at $1.29 per pound you are looking at in-season foods!
- Visit this website - CUESA which shows you the produce in season and provides recipes for incorporating these physically and fiscally health goods into your diet
What's your favorite way to prepare these summer gems? cucumber, tomato, and watermelon?