Food By Season

Eating seasonally means that you are eating produce like fruits and vegetables during the time of year they naturally taste the best.  Fruits and vegetables ripen at different times or seasons each year because they grow in a cycle. 

Seasonal food can be found at your local farmers markets.  Many supermarkets also stock their produce in season. 

Some produce is grown year round because of the technology of green houses we have in our society today.  A reason why you should buy the produce when it is in season is it will be cheaper because there is more of it, fresher and tastier because it was grown naturally, and a variety in your diet when looking forward to having the food at its best and most nutritious. 

Best in Spring:       

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Apples

Apricots

Asparagus

Avocado

Banana

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrots

Celery

Collard greens

Garlic

Lettuce

Mushrooms

Onions

Peas

Pineapple

Radishes

Rhubarb

Spinach

Strawberries

Turnips

Best in Summer:

Apples

Apricots

Avocados

Bananas

Beets

Bell peppers

Blackberries

Blueberries

Carrots

Cantaloupe

Celery

Cherries

Collard greens

Corn

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Garlic

Green beans

Honeydew melon

Kiwi

Lima beans

Mango

Nectarines

Okra

Peaches

Plums

Raspberries

Strawberries

Summer squash & zucchini

Tomatillos (green tomatoes)

Tomatoes

Watermelon

Best in Fall:

Apples

Bananas

Beets

Bell peppers

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Collard greens

Cranberries

Garlic

Ginger

Grapes

Green beans

Kale

Lettuce

Mangos

Mushrooms

Onions

Parsnips

Peas

Pears

Pineapple

Potatoes

Pumpkins

Radishes

Raspberries

Rutabagas

Spinach

Sweet potatoes & yams

Turnips

Winter squash

Best in Winter:

Apples

Avocados

Bananas

Beets

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Celery

Grapefruit

Kale

Leeks

Lemons

Onions

Oranges

Parsnips

Pears

Pineapple

Potatoes

Pumpkins

Rutabagas

Sweet potatoes & yams

Turnips

Winter squash

 

Source:
http://www.jamieshomecookingskills.com/pdfs/fact-sheets/Seasonality%20and%20sourcing%20your%20food.pdf
https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/seasonal-produce-guide