Eating “In-Season”

Have you noticed that your favorite fruit, berry or vegetable is now almost twice the price than it was this summer?

Most fruits and vegetables have seasons when they are of better quality and are more readily available to consumers.  When these fruits and vegetables are more readily available, we can get them at a much better price than other times of the year when supplies are more limited. When buying fruits and vegetables, for both home and your Kids Eat Smart clubs, you should try to buy “in-season”…it will be saving you or your club money! For those favorites that are no longer in season and cost twice as much, try buying them frozen.

Below is a list of fruits and vegetables that are considered “in-season” for fall and winter:

Fall

–          Pears, Grapes, Pineapple, Cranberries, Pumpkin & Appleswinter-fruit-4

–          Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower & Cabbage

Winter

–          Clementine, Tangerines, Grapefruit, Oranges, Pear & Kiwi

–          Onions, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes

Retrieved from: – (http://localfoods.about.com/od/whatsinseason/a/FallFruitVeg.htm), (http://localfoods.about.com/od/whatsinseason/a/WinterFruitVeg.htm), (http://www.nourishinteractive.com/healthy-living/free-nutrition-articles/104-fruits-by-season)

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

 

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