Spring has officially sprung, which means it’s the perfect time to refresh our menu with some seasonal spring produce. We are fortunate that modern agriculture allows us to enjoy a variety of nutritious produce all year round. While canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are excellent options, there are also many benefits to eating seasonally.

Eating seasonally simply means eating foods that are naturally harvested near the time of consumption. Fresh produce, when purchased in season, tends to be less expensive because it requires more labor and equipment to grow outside of season. Furthermore, seasonal produce is at peak flavor when grown in season, so it tastes the best! When focusing on foods in season, more produce is available at the grocery store that is grown closer to home. This reduces transportation time, thereby reducing environmental impact and increasing the potential nutritional value and bolstering the local economy.

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