Seasonal Food Guide

June 21, 2016

Sustainable Table has come out with a neat resource to help us become more aware of seasonality in our area. Seasonality of food refers to the times of year when a given type of food is at its peak harvest time, meaning the time it is most readily available in a certain area, and is usually the time when the item can be purchased at its cheapest and freshest.

To use the tool, input your State, month you would like to know about (if desired), or the produce you would like to learn about. In addition to the information about a food's seasonality, they also provide external links to a recipe and other information about the use of that food, making it a valuable resource for fresh recipe ideas to try.

The Kitchen supports buying local and in season when possible. We can reduce the amount of miles a food item has to come in order to be consumed. When we plan meals around what is generally in season, we can feel good knowing our food choices don't have much of an impact on the earth, and grocery stores and markets are likely to have lower prices on locally grown foods.

For more information about seasonal eating, check out this article from Environment Victoria.