The majority of the UK population grow up in urban areas, with little or no awareness of when and where various foods are produced. Imports from around the world ensure that supermarket shelves look the same week in week out.
There are a number of good reasons to eat more local, seasonal food:
To reduce the energy (and associated CO2 emissions) needed to grow and transport the food we eat
To avoid paying a premium for food that is scarcer or has travelled a long way
To support the local economy
To reconnect with nature's cycles and the passing of time
But, most importantly, because
Seasonal food is fresher and so tends to be tastier and more nutritious
Every month I will write a blog on what is in Season for the month ahead and my favourite recipe's to make the best of the produce available to you. As well as a monthly blog I will write a short weekly post called 'Seasonal Food Of The Week' which will focus on produce which needs extra special recognition.