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'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

Fall is upon us and with the autumnal season comes a load of yummy foods. We're talking pumpkin pie, apple cider and turkey with gravy. Seasonal foods are in their prime when they are at their peak, in terms of their harvest or flavor, during specific times of the year. This means that the foods will differ depending on the climate and geographical location in which it is grown. Add an organic label to these foods and you are eating food in its greenest and healthiest form.

The bonus for eating seasonal and local organic foods is twofold: The foods are healthier for you because you are eliminating pesticides and chemicals from your diet. Plus, the planet will be smiling down upon you because the emissions that are produced when shipping non-seasonal foods are severely polluting the air and clogging its precious earthly pores.

However, produce is not the only seasonal food. You will find that nuts, olive oil and even meat are seasonal. That's right, not all meats are available everywhere, year-round. For example, lamb is considered at its best during the fall season.

If you would like to see a complete guide to seasonal foods in your area, then check out Sustainable Table or the Natural Resources Defense Council's Eat Local program. You can also test out your seasonal food knowledge by taking this Green Guide quiz.

We want to know: If you could have one food be seasonal, local and organic year-round, what would it be? [Green Guide]

Posted: 10/10/08
aliciak

Raspberries! I salivate every time I think of them.

  • By aliciak
  • on 10/14/08 11:19 AM EST
LauraLee311

Cantaloupe and/or blueberries!

lilliede81

It's a tossup between any cut of buffalo meat, freshly caught Hood River salmon, a really good port from South Africa and bananas!

carolineshannon

I would have to pick Honey Crisp Apples. They just came back out for fall and ooo how I love them.

VictoriaB

Blueberries!