The many transport options and extensive production and storage techniques ensure that we find a large variety of fruit and vegetables on the shelves all year round. Seasonal homegrown products seem to gradually lose their ‘existence’ and that while offering various advantages. Time for change: let’s go local! Here are points by Master Catering Pros Gresham to determine which one is the best choice.
Seasonal products are cheaper
This is because the fruit and vegetables do not have to be transported from distant countries and should not be grown in heated greenhouses. In addition, fewer workers are needed to get the products to us. In addition, the large stock of seasonal products also has a positive effect on the price.
The vegetables and fruit are at their best
Admit: strawberries and raspberries taste much better in summer than in autumn? Local seasonal products have only undergone a small trip, making them fresher and having more flavor and a larger nutritional value full of vitamins and minerals
Working with seasonal vegetables and fruit is better for the environment
The reason why you can enjoy all kinds of fruit and vegetables all year round? A lot is grown in heated greenhouses or brought to our regions by plane/truck. A huge environmental burden that you can limit by choosing local products.
You support local farmers
By buying fresh produce from local farmers, you support the local economy. The farmer in question receives a higher amount than if it is sold through an intermediary, for example, a supermarket.
You can always enjoy a varied offer
Logical, since every month other seasonal products are in the spotlight. More variety in your diet and more nutrients!
Some delicious seasonal vegetables and fruit for the summer months
fruit: strawberries, apricots, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, mango, nectarines, peaches, black currants
vegetables: artichoke, eggplant, broccoli, zucchini, cabbage lettuce, peppers, princess beans, radishes, string beans, spinach, tomato, fennel