Friday, April 16, 2010

Coming to a garden near you

As we get closer to summer, soon you will see more and more fresh and local fruit and vegetables in the stores and at your local farmers market.
Often it's hard to remember when these small packets of goodness can be seen. So here is a partial food calendar covering the peak months of when you should expect to see them.

In May expect to see the following;
  • Asparagus
  • Fava Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Parsley
  • Radishes
  • Scallions/spring onions
  • Spinach
In June;
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Strawberries
  • Zucchini blossoms
In July;
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Melons
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Peppers (sweet)
  • Potatoes
  • Rasberries
  • Squash (summer)
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
In August;
  • Broccoli raab
  • Cantaloupes
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Currants
  • Leeks
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Squash (winter)
  • Turnips
  • Watermelon
Please note that this calendar is for foods grown in the Northern Hemisphere and exact times can vary depending on local weather and growing conditions.
If you live or travel to the Southern Hemisphere, expect to see most of these fruits and vegetables to be available starting in January.
In this age when you can get foods from around the world available almost year around, specialty items for your area can be found in most every produce section of your local mega-mart.

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