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Eating as a family alongside the seasons

There are lots of reasons to eat in season and to be honest until Organix sent a little reminder into my inbox I've never really thought about it.

Well that's a bit of a fib,  I do eat some things in season purposely but only because we've grown them ourselves and then we are kind of forced into it, things like courgette, cooking apples, pears and strawberries. But I don't purposely look for seasonal things when wondering the supermarket aisles, I don't really think about it. 

If you eat foods in season that haven't really travelled too far the taste is supposedly much better, this makes sense I guess. I gave Daisy some strawberries yesterday and they are a great example of a fruit that tastes so much better when they've been picked in the summer, the ones I got from the supermarket yesterday barely tasted of much at all! They're still good for you and full of vitamins but they're not quite the same are they. 

This calendar shows us what it seasonal and when! (Provided by EAT seasonably)

I think as Daisy gets older I will aim to incorporate this into our eating, for fun and memories really. So going to pick strawberries in the summer, a task I remember doing with my auntie when I was little! Picking pumpkins in autumn, collecting the tomatoes from the greenhouse and of course going and getting the stinky sprouts for Christmas! 

Lots of love,
Hayley xxx

In association with Organix Wean team, all opinions are my own

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