With so many fruits and vegetables at the supermarket all year round, it’s easy to forget that each one of them has an ideal time of the year to be harvested. Some fruits and vegetables grow better during cold seasons like Fall and Winter, while others do it in the hot weather of Spring and Summer. Encouraging kids to discover and taste seasonal fruits and vegetables is important for their sensory development and, of course, to diversify the intake of nutrients.

Consuming produce at its season brings a series of benefits, starting with the price, that drops significantly. The use of pesticides is also reduced, since it becomes easier to have a good production.

Furthermore, these foods become much more tasty and nutritious, due to the ideal conditions for the maximum development of their characteristics.

What can your child learn with the topic?

Talking about seasonal fruits and vegetables is a great way to teach kids about where food comes from, how seasons influence nature, and also new and different goodies.

Certainly, the topic can be used for some good laughs as well: “You better enjoy this avocado because they might only taste that good again next year.”

List of seasonal fruits and vegetables

Summer
Apples, apricots, bananas, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, kiwi fruit, mangoes, peaches, plums, watermelons, and more.

Fall
Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cranberries, ginger, grapes, mushrooms, peas, pumpkins, spinach, and more.

Winter
Avocado, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, and more.

Spring
Apples, apricots, asparagus, carrots, lettuce, onions, pineapple, radishes, strawberries, and more.

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