Not a Summer Dish

Now that we are at about midpoint of the summer season here in the U.S., I thought it might be helpful to point out which foods you should be avoiding to stay within a seasonally sustainable food plan.

A spring crop that when seen at other times of the year will either be low in flavor, sourced from Mexico and Peru, or both.

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Citrus typically requires cold weather to mature and ripen, so summer citrus is most likely coming from places like Brazil, which produces 80% of the world’s supply.

Photo courtesy of AgriLife Today

Winter is the prime season for crab, with the official end occurring right about now. But not to worry, as halibut and abalone seasons are right around the corner, beginning in August.

Photo courtesy of Ping Ming Health

A winter season crop, and a great substitute for cabbage and spinach.

Photo courtesy of Phileena

Another winter crop, with off-season imports coming from Chile.

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Sweet Potatoes
Harvested in the fall through spring, and anything you see in summer is sourced from places like China.

Photo courtesy of Cooking Light

Via MSN Lifestyle and Eat the Seasons.