It’s now the norm to see brightly coloured fruits and vegetables covering supermarket aisles, but imagine a time when only in-season produce was available. The growth of supermarkets and imported goods is great, but locally-sourced food has diminished.
We say this, but we’re not the only ones who have noticed. Last year we saw an increase in more affordable, local goods being sold again in supermarkets, but how many of us actually know what is locally sourced, and what’s in season?
Eating food that’s in season tastes better and is thought to contain ingredients that the body needs for the time of year – summer fruits, for example, are high in fluids.
The knowledge is inside of us, we just might not know it. Think of what you eat in winter, you’re more likely to eat a comforting, roasted root vegetable stew than a raw salad!
So what should be on our shopping lists this spring?
Fruit: Bramley apples, grapefruits, lemons,...