Blog Photo

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Learning How to Shop for Produce

As most of you know I have been on this "health quest" for a while now. One thing that I have decided to learn about recently is seasonal foods. Here in Indiana, I have been learning that there are some things that just don't taste as well and I could not figure out why.

I was watching an episode of Shannon Able's cooking show from her blog The Simply Luxurious Life and she kept talking about seasonal ingredients. So that got me thinking maybe I need to pay more attention to what fruits and veggies are in season.

I found this great website called Seasonal Food and this site will let you select your state and learn about what produce in what month is good for your area. 

For instance, I learned that carrots, collard greens, kale, mushrooms, and rosemary are some of the produce items that are in season here in early November. 

I learned a lot about produce. I plugged in strawberries and saw that for here in Indiana they are NOT good around this time which explains why I have not been enjoying them on the weekends for breakfast. 

The same for blueberries. I LOVE blueberries but I purchased a carton last week and oh my gosh were they awful! I did learn that pears and apples are good around this time. So I have been eating those in the mornings with my tea at the office. 

I hope that you find this site useful and use it to help plan your meals and to learn more about your region. Tasting beautiful food is so important when you are on a healthy quest. 


(photos via Google)


  1. Good Morning Mrs. Shockley,

    This was a good post and the website is great. I bookmarked it, so I can check it seasonally. I knew the basics of seasonal fruits and vegetables, but this website really makes it specific. Good detective work. Thank you.

    Warmly, Kathleen

    1. Hello Kathleen!
      Thank you for stopping by as always! I am so glad that you found the website useful! I needed something to help me keep track. I love the site it is very useful, informative and easy to use. Glad to hear that you bookmarked it! Yeah!