'Eat Seasonably' is a special collaboration between Chefs for Impact, the NYC based illustrator Pauline Lévêque, local chefs and farmers. It is a seasonal local fruits and vegetables guide that helps you find out what’s available throughout the year in New York or one of its surrounding states*.
We developed a collection of education tools (wall calendar, placemats, illustrations etc.) aiming to educate the public on the importance of seasonality and locality. For each purchase of a guide, we donate another one to a NY school offering students the opportunity to learn about food sustainability.
Chefs for Impact partners with teachers and chefs to develop food education programs to encourage children's interest in healthier eating behaviors.
100% of the proceeds go directly to support ongoing initiatives to raise awareness and educate the public on locality and seasonality.
Now more than ever it's important to eat in season and to support local agriculture because it tastes better, has a higher nutritional value, is environmentally friendly, and supports the community. Farmer's markets are a great way to get very fresh, flavorful and nutritious produce that have not traveled all over the country (if not the world) before getting into your shopping basket! Farmer's markets stimulate the local food economy.
* The harvesting periods are approximate due to varying weather conditions. Some produce is available from cold storage and/or grown indoors or in greenhouses during colder seasons. Call your local farmers for exact dates, harvest, and availability.
Learn more about Pauline and her work: https://www.paulineleveque.com/
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