Things that are in season locally
are fresher, less expensive, and frequently transported shorter distances which requires less packaging. It means no strawberries in January for most of us, but when you eat the berries that are ripened on farms closer to your home later in the year, they really will taste better (much better), and they’ll likely be available in paper baskets instead of plastic clamshell boxes, and will cost less. And some foods that taste the best might be right under your nose, easy for you to forage. Try the 100 foot diet
, undertaken by Liesl’s family last spring; to their delight they enjoyed the fruit of their land in ways they had never done before! And in your BuyNothing group on the app, you’ll find that neighbors are more than happy to share the abundance from their gardens and fruit trees, so they don’t go to waste. Just ask!