Monday, August 15, 2016

Local seasonal foods

For this terms group project, the main idea was the focus on what seasonal food do and how it has a connection between the consumer and sustainability. Another interesting aspect that it generates on this topic is the idea of local seasonal foods. There are huge benefits when buying seasonal foods that add to the overall wellness to someones life. Both health expects and chefs recognize that seasonal foods give a variety of benefits to those who enjoy a large range of food. The interesting subject added on to this is that economically, its actually very good for people on a budget to buy locally and seasonally.

"Perhaps the biggest tangible benefit of eating seasonally is that you'll save money on food. When you buy what's in season, you buy food that's at the peak of its supply, and costs less to farmers and distribution companies to harvest and get to your grocery store. It may seem like common sense, but it's one of those things many of us ignore when we're shopping."

The benefits don't just stop at saving a few bucks for shopping local and getting a great quality product that comes around a couple times a year. It actually helps support the local community where the products are being purchased, helps independent farmers and business, and a increase in local products and seasonal foods.

sources: http://lifehacker.com/why-eating-seasonally-and-locally-is-better-for-you-an-1563025065

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