I believe we should all focus on eating more seasonally this winter –

Slow things down around us and make some time to see what is in season.

The benefits of eating in season are immense.

Eating seasonal produce boasts superior flavour and freshness, greater nutrient density, and most importantly has a much lower carbon foot print than fruit and vegetables transported and purchased out of season.

Food miles are also reduced when we eat seasonally because seasonal produce is, by definition local.

Winter loving plant families that thrive are:

Brassica

  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • kale
  • radish

Alliums

  • onions
  • leeks
  • shallots
  • garlic

Umbellifers

  • carrots
  • fennel
  • celery
  • parsley

Regarding winter fruit, citrus fruits are an absolute winner, oranges, mandarins and lemons are at their peak in the colder months. Perfect timing to support our immune systems.

Eating is season during winter will mean we have fewer fruits and vegetables to choose from but this creates a good opportunity to try some new recipes and recreate some old ones with a modern twist.

As always head to your local farmers markets to get the very best winter fruits and vegetables to fully embrace the best produce that winter has to offer.

 

– Adam