If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re already inspired to eat seasonally. But I bet there are people in your life — sisters, spouses, parents — who think your insistence on farm-fresh produce is a little overboard. To all those folks, I say pick up the June issue of Eating Well and read A Recipe for Life . (I also say, please check out this blog — smile.)
In the article, Lisa Gosselin mentions several compelling reasons for following the seasons and shopping at farmers’ markets, including:
* reducing our carbon footprint
* creating jobs on local farms
* making it easier for people to eat the recommended five daily servings of fruits and veggies
In short, when produce is picked ripe and sold quickly (rather than picked green and shipped far away), it tastes better and we buy more of it, thus improving our health and helping our farmers. Still need convincing? Just have those skeptics taste a lycopene-rich, farm-fresh tomato. Mmm.