As Project Runway’s Heidi Klum would say, “…one day you’re in and the next day you’re out.”While Klum refers to fashion, the same holds true for what you put on your plate. By now you’re probably well aware of the importance and benefits of buying local and organic produce: it is free from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), hormones, and antibiotics; promotes ecological diversity; supports your local farmers (as opposed to giving money to some large-scale corporation); puts money back into your community; and has less of an impact on the environment (less gas used in the transportation of the produce). It is also important, however, to buy what’s in season.
Green in L.A. stopped by The Wednesday, Santa Monica Farmers’ Market to find out why it is so important to buy seasonal produce and what’s “in” now. Check it out:
For a list of what's fresh in your area, visit NRDC: Eat Local
To find a Farmers’ Market in the Los Angeles area, go to: Support Your Local Farmers' Market
Coming Soon: Some of our readers’ favorite Seasonal Dishes & Recipes!