As the summer season begins, I encourage you to use in-season produce to provide fresh local flavours to your plate and your bodies. In-season fruits and vegetables are generally lower in price due to reduced travelling time from exporting products and goods from other countries.
Local produce carries more nutrients to our bodies and can taste better in flavour. Keeping a list on your phone or written down can help you remember what local produce you are looking for each month. Since the ending of March, COVID- 19 has definitely made looking for local produce more difficult, but staying involved with your community local farmers, farmers markets, and locally grown produce through social media or their email listing is essential to keep up to date with the measures they are taking to keep us safe. Ontario has set up a 3-stage system to determine when and how we can reopen businesses that are lower risk of spreading Covid-19. Durham Region has moved on to stage two, opening more facilities.
Here are a few reminders for the community: · To wear your mask · To continue to wash your hands · To wash all your fruits, vegetables, and herbs before consumption, · To stay home if you are sick to help reduce/stop the spread of COVID - 19
HERE IS A LIST OF IN-SEASON FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR JULY
#TastyTip - Write it down and bring it with you when you are shopping for produce!