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Infographic of the Day: The Seasonal Food Calendar

An easy-to-use chart for finding a low-carbon shopping list.

eat seasonably calendar

Eating vegetables in season makes sense, because the amount of energy used to get a blueberry from a neighboring state is a tiny fraction of one flown in from Chile. Local veggies will likely taste better, too. But grocery stores don’t make it easy.

The solution is a food calender, and this is the most intuitive one we’ve seen. Granted, it’s not that good looking, but the pinwheel shows what’s in season by month; the outermost ring shows what’s particularly delicious at that time:

eat seasonably calendar

On the left, there’s a a chart showing the seasonality of each vegetable (the colors represent the season):

eat seasonably calendar

What’s cooler is that at Eat Seasonably, you can download the poster, sized to three types of printer paper–or simply look at the online, interactive version.

About the author

Cliff is director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and former design editor at both Fast Company and Wired.



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