It’s July already! Half the year is gone, can you believe it? Its freezing cold, windy and rainy here at the moment. I love winter.
Walking through the farmers markets is the perfect way to see exactly what’s in season in your local area, and it’s a great way to re-connect with nature and the seasons. If you want to read more of my thoughts on eating seasonally and locally, you can read that here.
Here’s a little recap:
- Avoid any foods grown in other countries and imported due to the chemicals, pesticides & procedures used.
- Eating seasonally and locally is important because that usually means you are getting local, fresh produce, supporting your local farmers and are eating foods that your body needs for the weather at that time of year.
- The best way to eat seasonally is by buying your produce at the farmers market.
In some parts of the world the farmers markets are only on in certain seasons, which means shopping at the supermarket. This list of produce thats in season will help guide you through the farmers markets or supermarket.
This is a general list for North America, for a list specific to your state, check out this handy dandy guide.
- Bell peppers
- Passion fruit
- Asian Greens – Bok Choy, Choy Sum, Gai laan, Wonga bok
- Brussel Sprouts
- Chinese Broccoli
- Snow Peas
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Apples – Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Fuji
- Custard Apples
- Melon – honeydew, rockmelon, watermelon
- Oranges – Navel
- Broad beans
- French beans
- Lettuces & salad leaves
- Runner beans
- Spring onions
- Wild nettles
- Kiwi fruit
What’s in season in your local area that you are loving?
The mandarins here taste amazing at the moment! I also went a bit crazy on avocados this week. But can you ever have too many avocados?
Join in on the conversation below.