Fall is always the best time of year. The air is getting cooler and crisper, the colors change to beautiful gold and brown and the farmers markets are filled with a gorgeous bounty that delights out senses and fills our stomachs. One question that always springs to mind is how do I know it’s fresh?
Rod Olson from Lyfe and Lyre Urban Farms explains what is in season right now in Calgary:
Buying the crops that are in season help you to get the freshest and tastiest fruit and vegetables with the highest levels of nutrition. Shopping from Farmers markets is the best way to make sure it’s the shortest time lapse since the crop was harvested to you eating it, but also contributes to your meal having a low carbon footprint. It travels less, it supports the local economy and you have a chance to buy the produce without it being wrapped in plastic or cardboard.
It’s a win/win all round.
If you want to know What’s in Season in Alberta at the moment take at look at this handy list:
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