Seasonal and Local Aren't Just Buzzwords

Locally Grown Vegetables

One way to eat healthier is to choose seasonal, local vegetables in your diet. While "seasonal" and "local" are buzzwords used frequently by restaurants and grocers, it's wise to utilize these foods in your diet.

Shop Local, Stay Healthy

Freshly grown local produce is naturally more nutrient dense and flavorful. Depending on where you are, and what time of year it is, you may find fresh beets, collards, cabbage and carrots. In the summer months, you'll find artichokes, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, Fava beans, salad herbs and more.

The key to making the most of this bounty is to shop local farmers markets and small grocers who regularly stock produce from local growers. This ensures you are getting vegetables that are fresh and harvested at their peak. You'll find that these products are far more flavorful than the vegetables purchased at big box grocery chains.

Plan your meals around your finds. If you're inclined, you can ferment or preserve summer veggies to use in soups and other dishes during the winter months. This way of shopping and eating not only benefits your health, but benefits the local economy as well. It's often less expensive to purchase local grown vegetables, as well.

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