There are a plethora of terms used in society today in an effort to make us feel as though we’re living a healthier existence: local, sustainable, green, eco-friendly, in-season. But let’s face it, most of us have no clue what many of these terms really mean. And many of the folks that use them don’t have a clue either.

Womp … Womp.

Shopping for healthy produce shouldn’t be so melodramatic. Whether you turn your cart around the isles of Whole Foods, the local Farmer’s Market, or a side of the road fruit and vegetable stand, knowing which produce items are available and ripe at the time of year they are harvested requires just a little guidance and maybe a phone app to help you along the way.

Here are a few tips on the art of eating in-season:

Use a food wheel

There are a few cities that show what’s local and in-season in your area. Locals Food Wheel offers location-specific food wheels in states like New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Delaware that you can purchase and have on hand for easy reference.

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