The leaves are starting to fall. The hot, humid days of summer are giving way to crisp, cool, throw-an-extra-blanket-on-the-bed nights. And your ragweed allergy has you running for the protection of your well-sealed home and slamming your windows shut. (While you're getting ready for colder weather, here are the 8 best electric blankets to keep you toasty all fall and winter long.)
If you feel like your allergies are worse, or lingering longer than normal this year, it’s because they are. Climate change, and the resulting higher temperatures and increasing carbon dioxide, allow pollen-producing plants to live longer and to produce more potent pollen. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to suffer more. The foods you eat (and don't eat) can help stifle your sniffling, particularly seasonal foods that are available now from your farmers’ market. So grab your reusable shopping bags (read up more on why you should never use a plastic shopping bag) and hit the market for these nine fresh finds.
(Brag your love of gardening with the Organic Life 2018 Wall Calendar, featuring gorgeous photographs, cooking tips and recipes, plus how to eat more—and waste less!—of what's in season.)