Seasonal Foods

There are many benefits in buying fruits and vegetables that are in season. First benefit is cost, seasonal foods are more cost effective since grocery stores mostly stock up in bulk. They are also nutritional and tastier when they have been allowed to fully ripen.Seasonal Foods

  • Here is a quick guide for monthly seasonal foods that includes fruits and vegetables.

January’s Seasonal Foods

  • Apples
  • Beetroot
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Clementine
  • Grapefruit
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Leeks
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Parsnips
  • Passion fruit
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Potatoes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Swede
  • Tangerines
  • Turnips

February’s Seasonal Foods

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cilantro
  • Clementines
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Grapefruit
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Oranges
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Shallots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tangelos
  • Tangerines
  • Turnips
  • Rhubarb

March’s Seasonal Foods

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chives
  • Collards
  • Endive
  • Garlic
  • Turnips
  • Spinach
  • Walnuts
  • Grapefruit
  • Guavas
  • Kumquats
  • Leeks
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Mint
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Rutabaga
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines

April’s Seasonal Foods

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula (Rocket)
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Chives
  • Cucumbers
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Fava beans
  • Fiddlehead Fern
  • Horseradish
  • Leeks (end of season)
  • Lettuce (leaf and head)
  • Limes
  • Morel Mushrooms
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Rhubarb
  • Scallions
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Onions
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

May’s Seasonal Foods

  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Collards
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Okra
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Spring Onions
  • Spring Peas
  • Strawberries
  • Zucchini

June’s Seasonal Folds

  • Apricots
  • Beets
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Figs
  • Green beans
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce
  • Nectarines
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Summer Squash
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Yellow squash

July’s Seasonal Foods

  • Apricots
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Cauliflower
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Crenshaw melons
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans
  • Fennel
  • Figs
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelons
  • Yellow squash
  • Zucchini

August’s Seasonal Foods

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Basil
  • Bell Peppers
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chiles
  • Cilantro
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Figs
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Green beans
  • Green onions
  • Kiwi
  • Lemongrass
  • Limes
  • Mangoes
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Peas
  • Plums
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rosemary
  • Scallions
  • Shallots
  • Strawberries
  • Summer squash
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelons
  • Zucchini

September’s Seasonal Foods

  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Chile Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Curly Kale
  • Figs
  • French Beans
  • Garlic
  • Horseradish
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Nectarines
  • New Potatoes
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Pumpkins
  • Red Onions
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes

October’s Seasonal Foods

  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Butter lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Chicory
  • Collard greens
  • Corn
  • Cranberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Dates
  • Eggplant
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kale
  • Melon
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peppers
  • Persimmons
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Raspberries
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tangerines
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Winter squash

November’s Seasonal Foods

  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Clementines
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Endive
  • Figs
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Peppers
  • Persimmons
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potato
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

December’s Seasonal Foods

  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Belgian Endive
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Grapefruit
  • Kale
  • Kiwifruit
  • Leeks
  • Lemons
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Passion Fruit
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranates
  • Potatoes
  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tangelos
  • Tangerines
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash

Quick Guide For Northeast Seasonal Foods

  • Apples, July through October (cold storage until spring)
  • Arugula, May through September
  • Asparagus, May and June
  • Basil, July through September
  • Beets, June through December
  • Blueberries, July and August
  • Broccoli, June through November
  • Broccoli Raab, August through November
  • Brussels Sprouts, September through November
  • Cabbage, June through October
  • Cantaloupes, August and September
  • Carrots, June through September (local harvest available from storage through March)
  • Cauliflower, August through November
  • Celeriac/Celery Root, September through November
  • Celery, August through October
  • Chard, May through November
  • Cherries, July
  • Chicories, September and October
  • Corn, June through August
  • Cranberries, October through December
  • Cucumbers, July through October
  • Eggplant, July through October
  • Escarole, September and October
  • Fava Beans, May and June
  • Fennel, October and November
  • Fiddleheads, April and May
  • Garlic, July through October (stored year-round)
  • Garlic Scapes/Green Garlic, May and June
  • Grapes, September and October
  • Green Beans, July through September

More From Northeast Seasonal Foods

  • Green Onions/Scallions, May through September
  • Kale, June through November
  • Herbs, April through September
  • Kohlrabi, June and July, September and October
  • Leeks, August through December
  • Lettuce, May through October
  • Melons, July through October
  • Mint, spring and summer
  • Morels, spring
  • Mushrooms (cultivated), year-round
  • Mushrooms (wild), spring through fall
  • Nectarines, August and September
  • Nettles, spring
  • Onions, July through October (stored in winter)
  • Oregano, June through October
  • Parsley, May through November
  • Parsnips, April and May and again October through December
  • Peaches, July through September
  • Pears, August through December
  • Pea Greens, April through June
  • Peas and pea pods, July through October
  • Peppers (sweet), July through October
  • Plums & Pluots, August and September
  • Potatoes, July through December (available from storage year-round)
  • Pumpkins, September through November
  • Radicchio, September and October
  • Radishes, May through September
  • Ramps, March through June
  • Raspberries, July though September
  • Rhubarb, May through July
  • Rutabagas, August through November
  • Scallions/Green Onions, May through September
  • Shelling Beans, September through November
  • Spinach, May through September
  • Squash (summer), July through September
  • Squash (winter), August through December
  • Stinging Nettles, spring
  • Strawberries, June
  • Thyme, May through September
  • Tomatoes, July through September
  • Turnips, August through November (local harvest available from storage through the winter)
  • Watermelons, August through October
  • Winter Squash, August through December
  • Zucchini, July through September
  • Zucchini Blossoms, June and July

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