The Seasonal Network is a simple community website which aims to help people understand what's seasonal right now in their own location.
The main idea is quite simple, and targets the problem that many people know that they should buy seasonal food, but they don't know what that is. By registering a profile with your living location at The Seasonal Network you get continuous information about what products are seasonal in your area for the moment. The information is delivered by e-mail or sms so that you always have it with you when you go shopping.
The information about the seasonal products are provided by the community, and local farmers are encouraged to take an active part in this. Also, supermarkets that want to work a little bit more to give a seasonal and local touch to their branding can provide information about what seasonal and local products are available right now.
There are many possible developments of this service. For example recipes can be included in the e-mails (maybe the ones created in the concept
Recipes for all seasons
). Another development could be to give information about which local stores have most local seasonal products in stock. There is also a great potential for a mobile app, which could give you the information upon entering your supermarket.