Benefits of Eating Seasonally

  • You will have a reduced carbon footprint and support a more geographically sustainable food economy.
  • Produce that is in-season are more nutrient-dense as seasonal produce is generally harvested at its peak so it retains its full nutrient and vitamin content.
  • It’s cost-efficient! Buying produce seasonally saves money.

Benefits of Shopping for Produce Locally

  • It decreases the amount of fuel spent to purchase goods.
  • Purchasing in season from local farms, your food dollar goes directly to farmers, supporting your local economy.
  • Environmental footprint shrinks when you opt to purchase from farms ~50 miles away, rather than food that travels cross country or even cross-continental via truck, ship, and airplane.
  • Environmental damage is caused by shipping foods thousands of miles.

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