Here’s a great seasonal food calendar complete with recipes. Eating fresh seasonal food is not only eating food at its absolute best, it’s also good for the environment. Food accounts for about 1/4 of all greenhouse gas emissions and one of the ways we can reduce that is by avoiding food that has been grown in heated glass houses to get it into the shops early in the year or refrigerated for long periods to stretch its season at the other end. Both of these season stretching techniques use energy and so produces greenhouse gases.
We think this seasonal food calendar from the BBC is brilliant. Not only does it automatically highlight the current time of year to show you what’s in season now, it also has links to seasonal recipes in case you’re short of ideas or want to try something new. Bookmark it, try it out and let us let’s swap recipes.