Best flavour, best nutrition: most fruits and vegetables reach their nutritional peak around the same time they ought to be harvested which, conveniently, is also when they taste the best.

Good investment for your health: the seasons are a source of natural diversity, and this is why changes in growing conditions from spring to summer or fall to winter are considered essential for balance of both the earth's resources and its life forms.

Good for your wallet: when you buy seasonal and local food, you buy food that's at the peak of its supply, and costs less to farmers and distribution companies to harvest and to get to your grocery store.

Help your community: the money that is spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in your community.

Good for the environment: when you buy local, food travels less miles to get to your plate, this helps to reduce the emission of co2 (first cause of climate change).