Seasonal Eating: What to Eat When

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

When are different fruits and veggies in season? Depending on where you live, different good stuff will be in season at different times. Before we get into the fall goodies, let’s do a quick review of foods abundant during the other seasons. The following list is a breakdown of many in-season fruits and veg for North America:

SPRING (March, April, May)

Veggies: Artichoke, asparagus, avocado, broccoli, fava beans, fennel, kale, peas, leeks, radishes, rhubarb, turnips

Fruits: Blood oranges, grapefruit, kiwi, pineapple

SUMMER (June, July, August)

Veggies: Arugula, asparagus, bell pepper, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, radishes, spinach, zucchini

Fruits: Apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, figs, lemons, limes, melons, mulberries, nectarines, passion fruit, peaches, pineapple, plums, strawberries, tomatoes

FALL (September, October, and November)

When you think of fall produce, think rich colors, burnt-orange, deep purple, and red.

Veggies: Artichoke, beets, bell pepper, broccolini, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cauliflower, celery root, chard, corn, eggplant, fennel, garlic, mushrooms, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, sweet potatoes

Fruits: Almonds, apples, chestnuts, cranberries, pears, persimmons, plums, pomegranates, raspberries, tamarillo, tangerines

WINTER (December, January, February)

Veggies: Beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, kale, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rutabagas, turnips

Fruits: Citrus, kiwi, pomegranate

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