Shop local – eat local

Knowing what fruits and vegetables are in season will help you plan your menus in a way that will take advantage of cheaper prices (when the produce is plentiful) and ensure you’re getting the tastiest, freshest produce. You should consider buying bulk amounts of locally-grown produce when it’s in season and then do some canning or freezing so you can extend the fruits of harvest throughout the year.

Click HERE for a nice calendar that shows you when produce will be in season and available at farmers’ market or farm stands.

Click HERE for tips on planning your menu seasonally based upon what is ripe and available from CSAs or farmers’ markets.

Don’t forget: There is a Food Preservation 101 class coming up on May 6th that will give you the skills needed take advantage of seasonal bounty.

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