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For me, plant-based eating depends upon finding in-season produce.  Sure, we live in a society where we can find bountiful fruits and vegetables year round in our supermarkets.  But for optimal flavor and nutrition, we should try to eat what nature provides to us – and at the time it is provided.  If you find yourself wondering what vegetables or fruit are “in season” at any given time, check out this handy chart:

(courtesy of http://mintsprig.blogspot.com)

If you want information for your specific state, you can find it at Epicurious.com.

Happy eating!