Eat Seasonal?

Why? 

  • Food that’s in season in our climate requires less transport and refrigeration during travel therefore has less of an impact on the climate. 
  • Food produced naturally and in-season doesn’t rely on artificial lighting and heating and therefore uses less energy than out-of season produce.   
  • Eating seasonally allows us to enjoy the changing of the seasons and experience food at its best

 

How?  

  • Food from local gardens, allotments and farms is likely to be in season, so shopping locally and growing your own is a good way to make sure that most of what you’re eating is in season. 
  • Wild and foraged foods are the ultimate seasonal food, but please follow the guidelines given in the local food section before eating anything. 
  • Preserving is a great way to capture the flavours of seasonal produce to enjoy later in the year. It's a great feeling to have a store-cupboard full of jams, pickles and bottled fruit!

 

For information on what’s in season in the UK and when, visit:   www.eatseasonably.co.uk or www.eattheseasons.co.uk

 

Why not try…?

  • Why not ask your local shopkeeper or market stallholders to recommend the best of what’s fresh now? 
  • Go on a nature walk, but take along a wild food book instead of a wildlife guide.   
  • If you’re unsure where to start with preserving, ask friends and neighbours if they have experience - and sometimes Transition Black Isle runs workshops, so check our website.
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  • Why not ask friends, family and neighbours for their vegetarian or vegan recipes.  If you like them, we’d love you to share them with everyone else on our forum
  • If you’re more comfortable cooking meals based around meat and dairy, why not try ordering the vegetarian option the next time you’re out for a meal. 
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