GROW Method: Buy Seasonal.

I’m loving the GROW Method!  It seems like such a simple thing to save your leftovers, like we looked at last week when we talked about saving food.  Today’s principle is just as easy to incorporate… buy seasonal.  If you have a farmers’ market in your area you’ve got this one taken care of.  Creating the conditions that it takes to grow fruits and vegetables that are out of season takes a tremendous amount of energy.  Let’s take advantage of the foods that are growing near us in season.  That is a stretch for me, because it takes a bit more planning on my part, but I’m really trying to plan some of our meals around foods that we can find at our local farmers’ market.

Something else that I love about this… it’s such a great learning opportunity for the kids!  The variety of fruits and vegetables that are on display, available to look at, touch, and sample, are amazing!  My kids act like they are in a candy store.  They have so much fun!

Have you joined in on the GROW Method Challenge yet?  It’s not too late!  In fact, you’re probably doing it already?  Visit the GROW Method website, join in on the challenge with me, and then link up with us right after Thanksgiving!  It’s going to be fun!  Stay tuned because next week we’ll be looking at the third principle: Less Meat (Don’t be scared!)


  1. Hope says:

    I am pretty excited about this!

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      I’m pretty excited about seeing you and David next month!! Woohoo!!!

  2. Elle Crafts says:

    I buy seasonal and local! I’m French but my parents are from Congo. I grew up by learning that if you eat seasonal, your health will be better. I make pies, pizzas with leftovers. I think it’s a good learning for your kids. Cheers ;)

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      Thank you, Ellen! I think that must be right… that if you eat seasonal it is healthier for you. That makes sense!

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