There’s no doubt that the iPhone platform has led to a huge torrent of great applications, and the Seasons iPhone application is a perfect example of that. The Seasons application will tell you what fruits, vegetables, lettuces, herbs, fungi and nuts are in season in your local area. By eating local and seasonal foods, you massively reduce the air miles on food produce, since the foods you eat are sourced from your local area rather than imported from another country.
The Seasons application for the iPhone makes it really easy to find the foods that are in season in any given month. Currently the application supports over 170 foods, but more will be added over time. The application will automatically detect where you are by using GPS and Wireless LAN information. Seasons currently supports Germany, France, the US, Ireland and the UK.
In addition to saving air miles, food that is in season usually tastes much better compared to artificially ripened foods. So in addition to doing the environment some good, you’ll also be treating yourself to the very best locally sourced food. Seasons is priced at $1.99 in the US, £1.19 in the UK, and 1.59 Euros in the rest of the Europe.