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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.