Whether it is spring, winter, summer or fall - there's a produce for that. And of course there are the produce that you can count on finding year round
Buying seasonally allows you to not only add variety to your diet BUT it also can save you some dough since seasonal produce can be found in abundance. Another perk......you are supporting the local economy and eating healthy so it is a win win win scenario.
Following are the produce by season
IN SEASON SPRING PRODUCE
artichokes, arugula, asparagus, broccoli, bibb lettuce, chard, cauliflower, fennel, fiddleheads, green beans, pea pods, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, salad greens, spinach sugar snap peas, vidalia onions, strawberries
IN SEASON SUMMER PRODUCE
broccoli, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, endive, green beans, green peppers, herbs, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, okra, radishes, salad greens, snow peas, sugar snap peas, summer squash, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, currants, figs, grapes, gooseberries, honeydew, nectarines, peaches, plums, raspberries, watermelon
IN SEASON FALL
broccoli, broccoli rabe, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, fennel, ginger, kale, peppers, pumpkins, salad greens, cranberries, grapes, pears, pomegranates, quince
IN SEASON WINTER
acorn squash, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, collard greens, kale, sweet potatoes, winter squash, clementines, grapefruit, kiwi, oranges, pears, pomegranates, tangerines
IN SEASON YEAR ROUND
beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, garlic, leeks, lettuce, microgreens, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, potatoes, shallots, sprouts, turnips, apples
Frozen fruits and veggies has made eating healthy year round these days, but there is something to be said about going to a produce stand on the side of the roa or a local market, see whats available and have that help you decide what's for dinner tonite.