As summer gives way to fall, find what foods are seasonal and local to your area with The Local Foods Wheel. This beautifully illustrated and handy tool has a new Southern California edition, as well as wheels for the San Francisco Bay Area, New York Metro Area, and Upper Midwest.
Sara Kate wrote about the New York Metro Area wheel several years ago but since there's a new SoCal edition I thought this would be a great time to revisit this useful resource. The Local Foods Wheel shows foods that are grown, raised, caught, harvested, and otherwise produced in a region, including fruits and vegetables, of course, plus foods like nuts, eggs, dairy, meat, seafood, and some wild edibles. Items on the top wheel are generally available year round, while those peeking through the window are seasonal.
I have one hanging on my fridge and as the year progresses, it's fun to turn the wheel and see what's in season now and what to look forward to in months to come.
(Images: Emily Ho)