Eating Seasonally

Nathan Wild
Eating with the seasons is as old as time. But in the past 50 years most of us have decided to break free from this ancient cycle. We now want to eat foods from every season, all year long, even if it means eating food that was harvested months ago, or was shipped in from across the globe, or tastes bland or is void of nutrients. When you stop and think about it, this modern way of eating doesn't make much sense.

As winter approaches and the last of the summer crops say their farewells, I hope that we can all continue our dedication to eating seasonally.

Staying committed to eating seasonally throughout the winter might sound difficult, but just remember that it's not about depriving yourself. It's about appreciating what you have when you have it. It's about gaining an intimate knowledge of your regional foods. It's about exploring unfamiliar flavours. It's about challenging yourself to learn new ways to cook the same vegetables. And it's about allowing yourself to miss your favorite foods so that you can celebrate them when they return!

This winter I want you to challenge yourself to eating 80% local, 80% of the time. I think you'll be surprised by how good it makes you feel.