Ever found yourself standing among piles of produce, wondering just how many weeks until your favorite food debuts at the market? We know - we've been there too. The Seasonal Food Guide is your farmers' market cheat sheet, so eating seasonally is made simple. Our team has been hard at work over the past year updating and expanding upon our guide's already comprehensive seasonality information, giving the website a spiffy new makeover and (last, but certainly not least!) creating a Seasonal Food Guide app! Now more than ever, seasonal food is right at your fingertips - no matter where you are.
Why Eat Seasonally?
Eating with the seasons is a great way for consumers to help cultivate a more resilient, sustainable food system. When you purchase food that's in season from local farms, you're supporting both local farmers and the local economy (even the Feds agree!). Seasonal choices can also mean supporting food that spent less time traveling and in storage, which can significantly cut back on environmental impacts. Lastly, if you've ever had a tomato in peak season, you know this to be true: seasonal food simply tastes better!
How it Works
Use the Seasonal Food Guide to learn when and where your favorite locally grown produce is in peak season (and has maximum flavor)! Want to know how long a produce item will be available at your local farmers' market? Wondering what's in season at other times of the year or in other states? The answers are now right at your fingertips!
The Seasonal Food Guide includes links to recipes and in depth information on local, seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, legumes and nuts from our Real Food Right Now series. Bonus: our app lets you set a calendar invite to remind you when your favorite produce item can be found at a farmers' market near you.
Seasonal Food Guide Highlights
- We're your one stop shop for seasonality information, boasting comprehensive data on more than 140 types of fruits, veggies, legumes, nuts and herbs in all 50 states!
- We'll help you reach 'foodie' status with our food literacy resources: links to incredible recipes, factual tidbits and environmental impact data for each type of produce.
- Don't worry, you can trust us. We sourced our data from the experts: The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), USDA, state agriculture extension offices and state departments of agriculture.
- We offer seasonality data accurate to half-month increments, so you'll never miss your favorite fruit or vegetable season!