Seasonal eating is eating food when it is at its peak, or eating foods at the same time they are being harvested or grown. One of the major benefits of seasonal eating is that you will save money. Due to an increase in supply, the cost of production and distribution decreases. Another major benefit is that the quality of the food you consume improves.
While many may associate seasonal eating with foods such as fruits and vegetables, many don’t realize it applies to seafood as well. Seafood populations can migrate in and out of local fishing grounds, therefore affecting population numbers. This is why prices for seafood vary by month and by season.
In an effort to eat healthy and save money, let’s incorporate in-season seafood and produce into our diets each season. Our friends at Seattle Fish Co. have compiled a beautiful seasonality chart broken down by regional fish and month. We have pulled the information below from that chart, but we recommend checking out their resource as well.
Farm-raised seafood provides a constant supply, so seafood such as catfish, tilapia, salmon, clams, and mussels are at their peak year-round.
The staff, Board of Directors, and chef ambassadors of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership invite the public to join us in sharing the health impacts they have achieved through the Healthy Heart Pledge. We invite you to share your story!