[reko.day] Eating in season

Mar 22, 2024 3:12 pm

Happy Friday!

I have a confession. I'm not a farmer or gardener. In fact, I kill quite a lot of plants I touch. I'm working on that. In fact, I have several trays of seeds I started this month and I already feel like I've conquered the world now that I see some little green sprouts popping up!

Part of planting these seeds was learning about when all these herbs and vegetables are in season. Eating a tomato at peak freshness instead of one that was held in stasis for months is a rare treat these days.

If you went to the supermarket, you'd have no idea what is in season and what isn't. Science and supply chains have made everything available everywhere, all year. Even when it shouldn't be.

This leaves me wondering, what would change if I had the opportunity to eat what was fresh and seasonal? How would I cook differently, or plan meals differently?

During the peak of warmer weather, when lots of wonderful fruits and vegetables are available, would delightfully fresh salads be on the menu every day? Would chicken dishes become a new experience with fresh herbs? Will my family beg for ratatouille?

These are questions that I don't have answers for. I can't answer them because it is so hard to get fresh food locally.

The farmers and gardeners in the area are busy at work getting ready for the season, too, but they're also wondering how they're going to sell their bounty.

reko.day is built to help both of us. It's there to help farmers sell their fresh produce locally, and it's there for families like mine who want to eat fresh and support local farmers.

If you haven't downloaded it, you can here. If you have any questions about it, you can just reply back to this email.

Let's change the way we eat.



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