How can I enjoy the best food during the harvest season?
Shop at your local farmers market
Farmers markets often have the freshest food because it is sourced from local farmers. Rather than being shipped and stored for days or weeks, the food comes straight from the farmer to your reusable bag. Fresher food tastes better, meaning shopping at the farmers market can help you make tastier meals!
Supporting your local farmers market is also good for the environment- when your food comes to you locally, it takes less miles (and less gallons of gas) to get to you.
Know what’s in season
What’s in season during California’s fall: Apples, broccoli, snap beans, beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, grapes, honeydew, lettuce, onions, pears, peppers, persimmons, pomegranates, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, tangerines, and tomatoes.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.