You may have heard people say it's better to buy local and what's in season. There are a couple of reasons why that's true.
Did you know that in-season fruits and vegetables are less expensive? Also, produce in season is more readily available, which reduces the cost of shipping and importing. Not having to travel long distances to make it to the local farmer's market and grocery store reduces greenhouse gas emissions, too.
So, what's in season in September? Grapes, pomegranates, persimmons, and pumpkins, to name just a few. Also look for eggplants, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, chili peppers, and a number of apple varieties that begin their freshest appearance in September.
Delicious! A search of the web for "vegetables in season" turns up some great websites to help you navigate the seasons and provide you with wonderful seasonal recipes.
DING! You are now free to be Green. Let us know what your favorite seasonal produce is or how to prepare it by commenting below.