Monthly Breakdown of Seasonal Foods


Original Image by PROJessica Spengler via Flickr
Original Image by PROJessica Spengler via Flickr

By: Nikki Nies

Eating “in season” fruits and vegetables, does not increase the likelihood of freshness,but can save you a couple of dollars at the register.  Also, when you’re trying to decide what dish to take to your next gathering or what to make for dinner, look to this list of “in season” fruits and vegetables and find a recipe that incorporates several of these foods.

January Asparagus, avocados, beef, broccoli, cabbage, caramola, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherimoyas, citrus—blood, orange, grapefruit, green onions, kumquats, lemons, navel oranges, tangerines, dates, kale, kohlrabi, mushroom, mustard, onion, green passion fruit peas, strawberries
February Asparagus, avocados, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, citrus—blood, orange, grapefruit, collards, dates, kale, lettuce, mushroom, mustard, green onions, pass fruit peas, green spinach, strawberries, turnips
March Asparagus, avocados, beets, broccoli, cabbage, celery, chard, citrus—blood, orange, grapefruit, collards, dates, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mushrooms, green spinach, green passion fruit peas, strawberries,turnips
April Asparagus, avocado, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, citrus—blood, lemons, tangerines, kumquats, orange, grapefruit, collards, cucumber,  dates, kale, lettuce, mushroom, mustard, nectarines, green onions, passion fruit peas, green spinach, green peas, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips
May Apricots, asparagus, avocados, basil, green peas, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, citrus—grapefruit, kumquat, lemons, naval oranges, collards, corn, cucumber, dates, eggplant, fig, kale, kohlrhabi, lettuce, mushroom, mustard, nectarines,okra, dry onions, green onions, passion fruit, peaches, asian pears, black eyed peas, green peas, plums, potatoes, raspberries, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips
June Apricots, asparagus, avocados, basil, green beans, beets, broccoli, cherries, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, citrus—grapefruits, lemons navel oranges, Valencia oranges, kumquats, Collards,Corn
Cucumber, Eggplant , Figs, Grapes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Melons
, Mushroom, Mustard, Nectarines, Okra, Onion, dry, Onion, Green, Passion Fruit, Peaches, Pears, Pears, Asian, black eyed peas, Peppers, Plums, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach
Squash, Summer, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Turnips
July Apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, basil, green beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, citrus, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, figs, grapes, kale, lettuce, melons, mushroom, mustard, nectarines, okra, onion, green onions, passion fruit, asian pears, black eyed peas, peppers, plums, potatoes, raspberries, sapote, spinach, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips
August Apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, basil, green beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, citrus, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, figs, grapes, kale, lettuce, melons, mushroom, mustard, nectarines, okra, onion, green onions, passion fruit, asian pears, black eyed peas, peppers, plums, potatoes, raspberries, sapote, spinach, winter squash,  summer squash, strawberries, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips
September Apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, basil, green beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, citrus, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, guava, kale, lettuce, melons, mushroom, mustard, nectarines, okra, onion, green onions, passion fruit, asian pears, black eyed peas, peppers, persimmons, plums, potatoes, raspberries, sapote, spinach, winter squash,  summer squash, strawberries, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips
October Apples, asparagus, avocados, basil, green beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, carambola, cauliflower, celery, citrus, collards,chili pepper, corn, cucumber, eggplant, figs, grapes, kale, kiwi, lettuce, melons, mushroom, mustard, nectarines, okra, onion, grapes, guava, , passion fruit, asian pears, black eyed peas, peppers, persimmons, pomegrantes, plums, potatoes, raspberries, sapote, spinach, winter squash,  summer squash, strawberries, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips, yams
November Apples, artichokes, asparagus, basil, green beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carambola, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili pepper, chard, cherimoyas, citrus, collards, corn, cucumber,  eggplant, figs, grapes, kale, kiwi, lettuce, mushroom, mustard, nectarines, okra, onion, green onions, passion fruit, asian pears, black eyed peas, peppers, plums, potatoes, raspberries, sapote, spinach, winter squash,  summer squash, strawberries, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips
December Artichokes, basil, green beans, beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili pepper, citrus, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, guava, kale, kiwi, lettuce, mushroom, mustard, okra, onion, green onions, passion fruit, asian pears, black eyed peas, peppers, pomegrantes, potatoes, spinach, winter squash,  summer squash, tomatoes, yams

Also, a lot of the time you can check out local farmer’s markets, which highlight some of the freshest foods.

Sources:http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/whatsavailable

http://www.sfma.net/consumer/inseason.shtml

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