Eat With the Seasons!

28 Sep

Fall has arrived and so has the harvest. If you’ve ever considered trying to eat seasonally, the bounty of fall offers an excellent opportunity to begin. Eating with the seasons is an easy way to support local farmers, reduce food miles (miles traveled from field to plate – fewer miles equals fewer harmful emissions released into the atmosphere and fewer fossil fuels consumed), eat food at its peak nutrition and taste, and an excellent way to vary one’s diet, among other things. Seasonal eating keeps us in touch with the natural transitions of the earth’s movement through the galaxy. Like pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, seasonal eating can comfort us by knowing that each season brings back familiar foods that have come to symbolize that time of year. Just because we can get fresh spring and summer produce year round, doesn’t mean it’s an ethically responsible decision. Now is the time to change the way we think about food. Include some seasonal fair in your next meal!
Here is a list of fall’s bounty. A good opportunity to taste something new and learn some new recipes. It is encouraged to buy local and organic when available.

Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflowers
Celeriac
Celery
Chard
Fennel
Kale
Leeks
Onions
Peppers
Chilies
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Squashes
Spinach
Sweet Corn
Tomatoes
Turnips
Zucchini
Blackberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Apples
Pears
Plums

Do you grow any of these?
Do you try to eat with the seasons? Would you want to?
© Rock Creek Farm 2008
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2 Responses to “Eat With the Seasons!”

  1. Linnet October 9, 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    i recognize the hands of the cutest baby in southern idaho!!! nice work, paigerella. it takes an effort to be more conscious of what we’re putting into our bodies (and that of our children…) and i am so proud of you!!!

  2. SegoLily October 10, 2007 at 4:28 am #

    Thank you Linnet! Your opinion means a LOT to me!! :)

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