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When you eat local foods you are also eating foods that are seasonal. This means they only grow in that area during a certain season of the year like winter, spring, summer or fall. For example, in California, you can get tasty cherries in the spring, juicy nectarines in the summer, and sweet persimmons in the fall.

Eating seasonal food keeps us healthy throughout the year. What could be better than cold, sweet watermelon on a hot summer day? The water from the watermelon helps hydrate our bodies. This means we’re getting enough water to stay healthy in the heat. On the other hand, eating brussel sprouts in the autumn gives us the vitamins we need to fight off the sneezes and sniffles caused by a cold.