Living in tune with the nature around you will get you back in balance with your surroundings. When you eat with the harvest of the seasons your choices are fewer and you can start to live a more simplified life and know that what you are eating is healthy and nourishing. It isn't a coincidence that we associate certain foods with specific times of the year.
Imagine it's the middle of summer and the juice of a delicious nectarine dribbles down your chin, now it's fall and you are biting into a tart, crisp apple, and finally, it's winter and you're cuddled up with your love sipping on some hot potato stew. You see, the foods we should be eating seasonally usually have an emotional and cultural tie to them. This isn't a new fad, it's the way things were before large grocery chains came around.
The best way to find out what is in season is to purchase from your local farmers market or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). If you are unable to do either of these, an indicator in your local grocery store is the price of the produce. If the price seems to be higher than usual, that means it is out of season and you should hold off until the prices drop.
We challenge you to take a season to try out this method of eating locally and seasonally and let us know how it goes for you. Please submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing all about it!
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