Add some seasonal variety to your diet, enjoy the fresh tastiness of local food and dramatically slim down your carbon footprint.
By eating seasonal and locally sourced food, you can cut your carbon emissions by almost a tonne a year, equivalent to two return flights from London to Glasgow.1
Powering hothouses and flying fresh fruit and veg around the world uses a lot of energy. By eating local, seasonal food you cut the need for either of these, slicing about 1.3 kgCO2 off each meal.
Both locality and seasonality must be considered: for example, in winter it would be more efficient to import tomatoes from Spain than grow them in a British hot house, but in summer British grown is the outright winner.
Seasonal, local food is tastier too! It’s all about ripeness and storage. Plus, by having to think outside the box, seasonal eating will introduce a wider variety of food and add novelty to your diet.
tastier!! and cheaper
It's cheaper and you don't get disappointed by things like fresh fruit which is out of season and not very good. I am going to try hard to become more informed and always eat seasonally!
I enjoyed focusing on it. We have our own small garden so that helped a lot. Winter will make it more challenging to do but I will continue to try to eat locally.
This made my diet more interesting and varied too :-)
Found some local farm shops so easy done from now.
Thanks, I enjoyed the pledge and most probably will continue.