You hear many people say you should eat “seasonally,” or include foods in your diet that are grown at the same time of the year you eat them. For example, that means squash in the summer and fall, and artichokes in the spring. Eating seasonally is important, and carries benefits to your health, the planet, and your wallet. Here are some of them.

At first glance, eating seasonally may seem simple—you eat foods that are “in season,” or being grown and harvested at the time of the year when you buy and cook them. That’s true, but there’s more to it than just being a trendy food movement. There are real benefits to eating foods that are available at their peak right now.

Pears: Warm Pear Crisp

Rhubarb: Rhubarb Juice Recipe

Arugula

Tangelos: How to Pick a Tangelo

Cauliflower

Leeks: How to Clean and Cut Them

turnip

Turnips

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