Ever think about the fact that cucumbers dont grow in January, but you can still buy them at the store? We call it modern convenience, but any nutritionists worth their sea salt will tsk-tsk, and for good reason. Nature schedules her bounty for a reason: to act as a buffer against specific elements, right down to how much hydration foods offer in warmer months versus how much inner warmth they create when the temps drop. And the benefits are more than just personal, says holistic health counselor and class instructor Melissa Wilson. Eating seasonally means eating locallywhich means youre helping out the environment and local farm economy as well as your budget. Wilson guides participants through shopping for season-appropriate veggies, cooking them for maximum nutrition and shifting attention away from junk, in this class for mindful eaters interested in learning more about this subject. Its definitely not for people who are like, Dont take away my Diet Coke, says Wilson. Donations requested.
Thu., Oct. 29, 6:30-8 p.m., 2009