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Food in Season

Gourmet Guide

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.

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