Focus on Seasonal and Locally-Sourced Produce

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by Catherine Hearn

by Catherine Hearn

This month, make an effort to nourish your body with the many locally-produced fruits and vegetables that are coming into season.  Aim for 6-8 servings of colorful, seasonal and preferably organic fruits and veggies each day. With their high fiber, antioxidant and riboflavin content, they will do wonders for your body.  As often as possible, use these as replacements for colorless, simple carbohydrates like white bread and pasta, candy, and pastries. 

What exactly are the fruits and vegetables that are coming into season and grown in Texas? Get out your grocery lists!
In May, stock up on: 
avocado ~ cucumber ~ celery ~ carrots
~cabbage ~ peppers ~blueberries ~blackberries
~honeydew 
tomatoes ~ strawberries ~ plums
~watermelon 
cantaloupe ~ 
 

Visiting your local farmers market is a fantastic way to find these locally-sourced, seasonal and often organic produce while simultaneously getting outdoors and interacting with your community. With a number occurring around the city every week, there is bound to be one near you that you will love. Here, a couple to check out if you haven’t already:

Sustainable Food Center Farmers Markets

  • Downtown Austin: 4th & Guadalupe, Saturdays 9am-1pm (click on image for link to Farmer’s Market site)

  • Sunset Valley: 3200 Jones Road/Toney Burger Center, Saturdays 9am-1pm (click on image for link to Farmer’s Market site)

  • The Triangle: 46th & Lamar at the Triangle, Wednesdays 4pm-8pm (click on image for link to Farmer’s Market site)

  • East: 51st & 183 at the YMCA, Engel Farms, Tuesdays 10am-1pm (click on image for link to Farmer’s Market site)

  • Barton Creek Farmers Market- Located on the back side of the Barton Creek Square Mall parking lot overlooking the city at the intersection of Loop 1 and South Capital of Texas Highway. Saturdays 9am-1pm (click on image for link to Farmer’s Market site)

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