Food that is not in season has usually travelled huge distances to get to us. A typical selection of the foods we buy in Victoria has travelled an estimated 21,073 kilometres (Environment Victoria).
This means that the food will likely not be as fresh, be more expensive, and will have large amounts of carbon emissions associated with its arrival on the supermarket shelf.
A great place to start when selecting seasonal produce is your local greengrocer or farmers market. They will know not only what is in season, but also what is good quality (or not) this year. You can also check the Melbourne page of the seasonal food guide Australia for a list to suit the local growing season.
There are 3 farmers' markets in Bayside: