Nutrition Tips

During National Nutrition Month and Beyond, the Key to a Healthful Diet is Improving Your Nutrition from the Ground Up


Eat Seasonally: Choosing and eating your produce seasonally is not only easier on your wallet, but will also provide you with the best flavors and optimal nutrient content.
What's in Season

Look locally: Fresh, locally harvested foods have their full, whole flavors and nutrients intact, which they release to us when we eat them. Farmer’s markets and community supported farms are just a few options we have here in Santa Barbara to help us find new, fresh and seasonal foods. Taking advantage of these options can be a great way to eat well and support our community at the same time.
Santa Barbara Area Farmers Markets

Santa Barbara area CSA farms:
Fairview Gardens
John Givens Farm
Avalon Farm
Shepherd Farms

Organic produce delivery: Plow to Porch Organics

Grow Your Own: For food that’s fresh from plot to plate, not flown half way around the world, you can’t beat the taste of homegrown produce and herbs. Whatever your level of experience or the size of your garden, you'll always find benefit in growing your own herbs or vegetables. Gardening is also a great way to get your daily dose of exercise.

Need some inspiration? Take a look at our collection of favorite recipes.
You can also check out the gardening books and the web-based tutorials in the Resource Library if you need some help getting started with your garden.