When Possible, Buy in Season!

Every type of produce tastes better at the height of its growing season. In addition, selecting produce that is in season provides you the opportunity to consume fruits and vegetable when they are highest in quality and they are less expensive. Below is a list of a few of the most commonly purchased fruits and vegetables and when they are in season.  Refer to this list to help guide your produce purchases.  

January – oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, lemons, papayas, cabbage, leeks, broccoli, cauliflower.

February – oranges, tangelos, grapefruit, lemons, papayas, broccoli, cauliflower.

March - pineapples, mangoes, broccoli, lettuce

April – pineapples, mangoes, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce

May – cherries, pineapples, apricots, okra, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce

June – watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, cherries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, corn, lettuce

July – watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, plums, cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, corn, green beans, lettuce

August – watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, plums, cucumbers, corn, eggplant tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, lettuce

September – grapes, pomegranates, persimmons, eggplants, pumpkins, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce

October – cranberries, apples, pomegranates, grapes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash, broccoli, spinach, lettuce

November – cranberries, oranges, tangerines, pears, pomegranates, persimmons, pumpkins, winter squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, mushroom, spinach

December – pears, oranges, tangelos, grapefruit, tangerines, papayas, pomegranates, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower.