Eating with the Season, what’s not to love!
Today, due to modern agriculture and food processing techniques most of the food we eat is available all year round. No matter what month you go to the supermarket, the choice of fruits and vegetables is largely the same. Although this gives us huge variety, it results in lots of waste. Approximately 13% of total food waste occurs during transport and distribution. That’s 200 million tonnes of food every year.
Choosing foods while they are in season reduces the resources needed to grow, transport and store them. It reduces supply chain food waste and the overall carbon footprint. Without the need for long term storage or forced growth, buying seasonal usually means buying food at it’s tastiest! What’s more, buying locally produced food keeps money in your community supporting rural Irish businesses.
To find out what’s in season in Ireland, download the Seasonal Foods Calendar.