The Seasonal Table is important. Fresh is better for you because food is more nutrient dense the fresher it is. Flavors are richer in foods that are grown in good soil and allowed to ripen naturally, a marked contrast to food shipped from other parts of the world which are harvested early, refrigerated, and often treated for transport.
Whenever possible, buy locally for freshness, flavor and taste, and preferably from a farmer you know, who farms responsibly. Support your local agricultural community.
Martha’s Vineyard has a short growing season as demonstrated by the chart below. The season can be extended through harvest & storage of some produce and preserving & freezing of others.
Scroll down to see Island Grown Schools Harvest of the Month program with nutritional information and tips.
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Island Grown Schools, Our MVAS Program Alliance partner, has a Harvest of the Month program which highlights seasonal, locally available foods. Initiated to teach school children and the community at large, it is a good resource for nutritional information, tips on choosing for freshness, and serving ideas.