Eating seasonally is an opportunity to align our rhythm with nature. There are a lot of great reasons to eat seasonally, but for me it’s a celebration of food in its truest essence at its fullest potential.
The beauty of perfectly ripe produce is that it doesn’t need a lot (if any) fuss. A little olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper, and you’re good to go. A few key foundational dishes, like salad, quiche, or even pizza, allows you to experiment with ingredients and flavor combinations. As we get into fall, you can start roasting vegetables and playing with richer spices that add depth of flavor. I highly recommend Alice Water’s cookbook, “The Art of Simple Food.” It’s my go-to source for seasonal recipe inspiration.
The best way to start practicing seasonal eating is to get yourself to your local farmers’ market. September is the perfect time of year to get started because you’ll enjoy the late summer harvest as well as the beginning of the fall season.
Walk around, talk to the farmers, take it all in. Get inspired!
Eating seasonally supports local farmers, is better for the environment, and delivers more nutrient-rich food to your table. It also tastes better! So get out there and explore what the season has to offer! Connect to the ritual of food and savor every last bite.