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Eating Healthy on a Budget Guide

This libguide provides information and resources regarding eating healthy on a budget.

Why buy in season?

Buying in Season

A Budget-Friendly Guide to Eating Seasonally and Locally from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health provides benefits to buying in season, some featured are:

  • Lower cost

  • Optimal taste

  • Optimal freshness/readiness,

  • Local foods tend to have fewer preservatives (to prevent spoilage)

Florida Crops Seasonal Availability/Typical Harvest Times

Florida Crops Seasonal Availability/Typical Harvest Times provides grids and documents of Florida crops in a season by month.

Crops Seasonal Availability/Nutrition Values

USDA Seasonal Produce Guide "This guide can help you explore different fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Seasonal produce in your area will vary by growing conditions and weather. Remember, fresh, frozen, canned, and dried: fruits and vegetables are a delicious way to make every bite count!"

What's in season now?

Florida crops in March

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Florida crops in April

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