What’s in Season?

Way back in the day before the time of “The Grocery Store," humans were forced to eat what was locally available to be harvested.  We have lost touch with what foods are in season due to the ever growing globalization of our world (i.e. would you like a banana in the middle of winter in Canada? Why not?!).  So why bother eating seasonally?  Overall seasonal foods are fresher, tastier, and not to mention cheaper.  It also helps support the local economy and decreases the environmental burden of transportation costs and energy (and associated COemissions) needed to grow and transport the food from out of the country.  

What’s in season for October in North America? Thanks to the site Eat the Seasons you can check each month to see what's fresh!


  • artichoke
  • bell peppers
  • beets, beet greens
  • broccolini
  • brussels sprouts
  • butternut squash
  • cauliflower
  • carrots
  • celery root
  • chard (check out my vegetarian chili for a great way to use chard!)
  • fennel 
  • garlic
  • leeks
  • parsnip
  • potatoes
  • pumpkin
  • radishes
  • spinach
  • sweet potatoes
  • wild mushrooms
Fruits and Nuts
  • almonds
  • apples
  • chestnuts
  • cranberries
  • limes
  • pears
  • plums
  • pomegranate
  • tomatoes
Meat and Seafood
  • duck
  • lamb
  • patridge
  • rabbit
  • venison
  • clams
  • lobster
  • mussles

Get creative and try out some seasonal foods!


A long time athlete and health advocate,  Dr. Kumentas’ goal is to help her patients become excited about making positive lifestyle choices in order to enjoy healthier, happier lives.  Her driving force is a passion for healing the whole person on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level using carefully selected natural therapies, fitness, and integrated medicine.  She truly believes in the importance of practising what you preach and investing in your health.  
Dr. Nadia Kumentas practices at Zen Beginnings Wellness Centre in Toronto and has a special interest in dermatology, woman’s health, and pain management.

To learn more about Dr. Nadia Kumentas visit www.DrNadiaKumentas.com or contact her at nadia@zenbeginnings.com.


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