We have all become accustomed to having year round varieties of fruit and vegetable on our supermarket tables. Whether something is in season or not, no longer crosses our mind. In fact, we are very much surprised if the store stops carrying a produce we were looking for.
The answer to why we are able to enjoy such diverse produce all year round is simple- food travels. In fact, about every other piece of fruit and vegetable you may find in your supermarket has probably come from somewhere else.
Though this is certainly perfect for your taste buds, it is quite devastating for our environment and economy. To help reduce your carbon footprint and that of your food, read up on some of these tips and buy locally grown food! You’ll be surprised at how good they taste.