Growing · Healthy Eating

Harvest time

IMG_20170805_121834778It’s harvest festival time again. A time when we think about all the wonderful things we have to eat. All of nature’s finest larder items. Purple sprouting broccoli, squash of many colours and shapes, blackberries and hundreds of varieties of apple.

We are fast forgetting the rhythm of the seasons as fruit and vegetables are available at most times of the year but we are also forgetting variety as we get used to having the same fruit and veg in our baskets each week. We need variety. We need all the colours. Each has its own food matrix of vitamins and minerals as well as fibre.

So here’s a challenge for this week; try and eat one veg you have not picked up from the supermarket in a while. Squash or marrow are in season and delicious. And for those of us who need a good reminder, have a watch of the video below (featuring my sister and my son!) for a song to get stuck your head and prompt you at the supermarket!

For some ideas about what else is in season check out http://eatseasonably.co.uk/

 

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