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Plucking + Picking: A Guide to What’s In Season and When

June 20, 2015

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They say timing is everything, but between eating local and eating seasonal, deciding what to put on your plate and when can begin to feel a bit overwhelming at times. Ensuring that you’re feeding your family the freshest produce means working on Mother Nature’s timeframe –not the other way around.

In order to make things a bit easier this year, we’ve put together this handy guide to seasonal eats. While these are general guidelines, this site from epicurious takes things one step further with an interactive map to explore what’s prime of the picking in your area.

Here’s to an awesome 2015 market season!
The Team at Produced Local

JANUARY
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Fennel, Grapefruit, Kale, Kiwi, Kumquat, Lemons, Mushrooms, Onions (green), Oranges, Pears, Potatoes (white), Spinach, Squash (butternut)

FEBRUARY
Artichoke, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Fennel, Greens, Kale,  Leeks, Lemon, Onions, Oranges, Potatoes, Radish, Spinach

MARCH
Artichoke, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Garlic (green), Greens, Kale, Kiwi, Leek, Mushrooms, Onions (spring), Oranges, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb, Spinach, Tangerines

APRIL
Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocado, Beets, Broccoli, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions (spring), Radishes, Rosemary, Spinach, Wild garlic

MAY
Artichokes, Apricots, Asparagus, Avocado, Beets, Blackberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Cherries, Garlic, Greens, Kale, Melons, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Peaches, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Spinach, Strawberries, Squash (zucchini)

JUNE
Apricots, Beans (green), Beets, Blackberries, Carrots, Cherries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Garlic, Grapes, Greens, Lettuce, Limes, Melons, Onions, Peaches, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Strawberries, Summer Squash

JULY
Basil, Beans, Blueberries, Cherries, Corn, Cucumber, Garlic, Eggplant, Figs, Grapes, Limes, Melons, Okra, Onions (red), Oranges (Valencia), Peaches, Pears, Peppers (bell, sweet), Plums, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes

AUGUST
Avocado (Haas), Basil, Beans, Blackberries, Blueberries, Corn, Cucumber, Figs, Garlic, Eggplant, Limes, Melons, Okra, Onions, Oranges, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Peppers (bell), Plums, Summer Squash, Tomatillos, Tomatoes

SEPTEMBER
Apples, Artichokes, Basil, Beans, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Garlic, Kale, Melons, Okra, Onion, Oranges, Pears, Peppers (bell, chile), Plums, Pomegranate, Potatoes, Squash (summer, winter), Tomatillo, Tomatoes

OCTOBER
Almonds, Apples, Artichokes, Avocado, Basil, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Chard, Cranberries, Eggplant, Garlic, Greens, Kale, Kumquat, Lemons, Parsnip, Pears, Peppers (sweet, hot), Pumpkin, Radish, Raspberries, Rutabaga, Spinach, Squash (winter)Turnips, Walnuts, Yams

NOVEMBER
Almonds, Apples, Artichokes, Avocados, Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Cranberries, Dill, Garlic, Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lemons, Mandarins, Oranges, Parsnip, Pears, Pecans, Peppers (sweet, hot), Pomegranate, Potatoes, Radish, Rutabaga, Squash (winter), Turnip, Yams

DECEMBER
Avocado, Broccoli, Cabbage, Bok Choy, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cranberries, Grapefruit, Kale, Lemon, Mushrooms, Nuts, Oranges, Parsley, Parsnip, Pears, Potatoes, Spinach, Squash (winter), Turnips

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