04 May '12, 1pm

'Eat Local' Food App Shows What's in Season Near You

'Eat Local' Food App Shows What's in Season Near You

Eating locally generally means going to the farmers market and buying what’s available at the time. It’s a lovely way to shop, but it does leave you at the mercy of the market. It’s shopping based on spontaneity and can make it difficult to plan much in advance. And although that is part and parcel for locavores, a new app has been developed that may help to change that. To assist you in finding out what's in season where you are, locate nearby farmers markets anywhere in the United States, and find seasonal recipes, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) created the app, Eat Local . Having found that "choosing produce that is grown locally, and picked at the peak of freshness, matters a lot in terms of better taste and nutritional value,” Paul McRandle and Wendy Gordon of NRDC worked together with developer, Scott Santulli, to create the new tool. Eat Local/Screen captu...

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