fresh Fruits and Vegetables: According to seasons

Farmers' Market

Farmers’ Market (Photo credit: NatalieMaynor)

Step 1: Make a list of produce according to the seasons.   Complete

Step 2:  Make a list of recipes to use for each season.   That’s going to take a while.

Find a local farmers market or family farm, this site lets you search the US.  My post on organic food, what the labels mean, including information on animal welfare.

Spring:

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Chard and other greens (in colder regions)
  • Fava beans
  • Fennel
  • Garlic scapes/green garlic
  • Grapefruit
  • Green onions/scallions
  • Greens (in colder regions)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce, Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Parsley
  • Peas (garden, snap, snow)
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Scallions/green onions
  • Strawberries
  • Turnips
  • Apricots (start)
  • Cherries (seasons starts some places at the end of spring)
  • Kumquats (end)
  • Leeks (end)
  • Navel oranges (end)

Summer:

  • Apricots (early summer)
  • Avocados
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chiles, fresh
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Apples (late summer)

Autumn:

  • Eggplant (early fall)
  • Green beans (early fall)
  • Grapes (early fall)
  • Okra (early fall)
  • Peppers (early fall)
  • Shelling beans (early fall)
  • Apples
  • Artichokes (second crop), sunchokes
  • ArugulaCabbage, Lettuce
  • Beets
  • Broccoli raabe, rapini
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard, Kale
  • Cranberries
  • Edamame
  • Fennel
  • Figs
  • Garlic
  • Leeks, Onions, Scallions, Shallots
  • Limes
  • Mushrooms (wild)
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranates
  • Potatoes, Sweet potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes (all types),Turnips
  • Rutabaga
  • Winter squash

Winter:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cardoons
  • Carrots (storage)
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac/celery root
  • Celery
  • Clementines
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Grapefruit
  • Jerusalem artichokes/sunchokes
  • Kale
  • Kiwi
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lemons
  • Onions, Shallots (storage), Leeks
  • Oranges, Mandarins, Tangerines
  • Pommelos
  • Potatoes (storage)
  • Radishes (large varieties)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Winter squash
  • Kumquats (late)
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