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Infographic From GOOD That Breaks Food Down by Region and Season

Always Be in Season

At Fit, we often talk about the importance of eating local and organic produce. It's grown without harmful pesticides and fertilizers, travels a shorter distance to get to you, and buying locally produced fruits and vegetables helps support small farms.

Shopping locally is not without its problems, though. Organic and locally grown food can be expensive, which is why it's good to know what's worth always buying organic. Convenience can be an issue too — especially if you don't live near a farmers market — but subscribing to a CSA can help with that. Sometimes it's just hard to know what's in season, which is important to me because I like buying the freshest produce available.

The folks over at GOOD have made shopping seasonally a little bit easier by developing this great infographic — it displays what produce is in season depending on where you live. The infographic covers the 10 most common fruits and veggies consumed and breaks down their availability by region. Now you can figure out the closest place to buy a particular fruit or vegetable if it's not in season where you live.

I'll definitely be printing this out and hanging it on my fridge — how about you?

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lighthouselady lighthouselady 7 years
I also think the map is limited.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
So if I live in Wisconsin, I'm supposed to use the Iowa guide? Hmm. I suppose it's kind of useful for the summertime, but right now it looks like all I can buy locally are carrots, potatoes, and onions. And I always buy Wisconsin potatoes, carrots and onions already. But I need to buy a LOT of other veggies year-round, so I have to buy things from California/Mexico/Chile/etc.
MariahGem MariahGem 7 years
It's a nice map, graphic design wise, but really, only 6 states? I hardly think they're the only ones that provide food to America. As an Oregonian, I'm flanked by 2 of those states on the map, but I still know we have more than enough of our own local fruits and veggies. FAIL.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Um, I live in the North East - what about us?
ShedItandGetIt ShedItandGetIt 7 years
Wow, that's really quite brilliant!
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