What's In Season?
Veggies: okra, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce, sweet corn
Fruits: cherries, pineapples, apricots, watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, cherries, blueberries, peaches, apricots
From local Iowa producers: Mariposa Farms, Graddy's Tomatoes and Salsa, Deardorff Sweet Corn
Why Eat Seasonally?
- It's easier on your wallet
It's simple supply and demand. When you shop for what's in season, you're buying what's relatively abundant and therefore, cheaper.
- Seasonal is tastier
Something every Midwesterner already knows – a tomato grown and ripened under the warm summer sun will always taste better than one available in the winter.
- Variety is the spice of life
Eating seasonal produce means that your menu changes with the seasons. You'll enjoy spring greens to shake off those winter blues, berries and sweet corn in the summer, apples and squash in the fall, and citrus and root vegetables will carry you through winter.