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Food in Season
Never pass up the opportunity to order fruits and vegetables at the height of their seasons. They are at their best in terms of taste, appearance, nutrients and price. Here’s a peak-season calendar for some popular produce items:
January: broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, spinach
February: avocados, broccoli, sweet potatoes, spinach
March: avocados, broccoli, sweet peas, spinach
April: artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, avocados, sweet peas, strawberries, spinach
May: artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, papayas, sweet peas, rhubarb, strawberries
June: beets, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, corn, mangoes, raspberries, strawberries, watermelons
July: beets, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, corn, eggplants, nectarines, okra, peaches, plums, raspberries, tomatoes, watermelons.
August: beets, blackberries, corn, cantaloupes, eggplants, honeydews, nectarines, okra, peaches, plums, tomatoes, watermelons
September: beets, cauliflower, corn eggplants, grapes, honeydews, okra tomatoes.
October: beets broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, grapes, pomegranates.
November: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, pomegranates, sweet potatoes.
December: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, spinach, sweet potatoes.
- Bananas and carrots are good anytime.
- Eat oysters. Midsummer oysters may be spawning and therefore less plump and more watery than usual.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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