Vegetables are good for you!
Eating vegetables are really important to staying healthy and strong. They contain a number of nutrients that are very beneficial to your health, making vegetables an important part of your everyday diet. Although buying your food local is a really great idea, it is simply not always possible. Not every city or town has access to a Farmers Market, even though they are becoming more and more popular making buying local (which equals fresh!) much easier to do. When you visit the supermarket to buy your fresh vegetables, there’s simply no telling how long ago they were picked, where they came from, and what kind of pesticides were used. When you visit your local Farmers Market, you know everything is super fresh (probably picked that very morning!), and can talk directly to the farmer who can answer each and every question you have about a particular food. Additionally, ask for a recipe or two, they will be glad to share!
Vegetables in Season
Vegetables are grown in a variety of places all over the country/world. Be sure to know when your favorite vegetables are in season so you can buy them when they are at their very best!
Vegetables in Season
January cabbages, leeks, broccoli, cauliflower February broccoli, cauliflower March broccoli, lettuce April zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce May okra, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce June corn, lettuce July cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, corn, green beans, lettuce August cucumbers, corn, eggplant, tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, lettuce September eggplants, pumpkins, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce October sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash, broccoli, spinach, lettuce November broccoli, pumpkins, winter squash, mushrooms, spinach, sweet potatoes December broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, sweet potatoes Good to Know If you want to buy and eat a particular vegetable that is not is season, check to see if it is available in the frozen section. When foods are frozen, all their nutritional qualities are locked in, making this a great second choice when it comes to buying your favorite vegetables. Enjoy!