Find out what’s in season in Southern NSW
Fresh fruit and vegetables are not only good for you when in season, they also taste great and are often cheaper too. Download our What’s in Season in Southern NSW poster, and join our Live Life Well @ School email list for more great ideas for your school community.
What is seasonal food?
Seasonality of food refers to the times of year when the harvest or the flavour of a given type food is at its peak. This is usually the time when the item is the cheapest and the freshest on the market. A wide variety of seasonal vegetables are available in Southern NSW Local Health District, as the District covers an area from the warm, mild and temperate coast, to the cool sub- alpine regions.
Why is it important to eat food that’s in season?
A vegetable’s peak harvest time usually coincides with when its flavour is at its best. Seasonal vegetables are fresher, tastier and more nutritious than food consumed out of season. Even though we all like to eat cucumbers year round, the best time to eat them is when they can be purchased directly from a local grower shortly after harvest. Purchasing locally grown foods also helps support local farms and maintains farmland and open space in your community.
Ready to go?
Download our What’s in Season in Southern NSW poster or email the Population Health team to discuss how we can support your school canteen to provide seasonal food or for resources to support your school’s kitchen garden. The Department of Education’s Kitchen Gardens website also provides advice for teachers and schools on seasonal growing. You can also join our Live Life Well @ School email list for regular updates on our school-based programs.