This Benefits to Eating What`s in Season post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however, all opinions expressed are my own.
Each season offers different weather for beautiful fruits and vegetables to grow. Eating locally and seasonally has many benefits. It’s not just healthier for you it can also save you some money and help support local farmers in the process. Eating seasonally also gives you an opportunity to try new fruits and vegetables and experiment with new recipes.
When fruits and vegetables are grown locally, the fruits and vegetable are picked at the peak of their ripeness. Instead of being harvested early in order to be shipped and distributed to retail grocery stores to ripen on store shelves. When I grocery shop at Publix I also try to buy fruits and vegetables that are in season and grown local. The freshness and quality is always top notch and I love to support local farmers and the economy.
Benefits to Eating What’s in Season
It’s fresher and tastes better.
It has a higher nutritional value since it is fresh.
Doesn’t have to travel overseas and risk getting contaminated.
It’s more environmentally friendly.
It’s good for the local economy by supporting local Florida Fresh Farmers.
Produce can be cheaper.
You get a wider variety in your diet.
Preserves the environment.
You get the healthiest fruits and vegetables.
Florida farmers make it easy for everyone to eat fresh produce year-round. Check out Fresh From Florida’s website to find fantastic ideas featuring Florida fruits and vegetables and to watch easy how-to videos for quick and healthy recipes!