Produce Calendar

Each month see what produce is at its peak. Buying what's most plentiful means you get the best flavor and value for your money.
What's Fresh This Month?

Thanks to imports, not just from other parts of the country, but from all over the world, most of our produce is available year-round. However, for canning or freezing, you'll want to use the freshest in-season fruits and vegetables from local farmers' markets or from your own garden. The following list will give you an idea of when to expect the most available produce. This is a general list and actual availability may vary in your part of the country.

April

Available, but in small supply: asparagus, green beans, rhubarb

May

Highly available, can or freeze now: asparagus, peas, rhubarb, strawberries Available, midseason: green beans Available, but in small supply: lima beans, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers (pickling), onions, peppers, apricots, blackberries, raspberries

June

Highly available, can or freeze now: asparagus, green beans, cabbage, cucumbers (pickling), peas, blueberries, rhubarb, strawberries Available, midseason: lima beans, beets, cauliflower, corn, onions, tomatoes, apricots, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, nectarines, peaches, raspberries Available, but in small supply: peppers, apples, cherries, plums

July

Highly available, can or freeze now: lima beans, green beans, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers (pickling), onions, peas, tomatoes, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, currants, gooseberries, nectarines, peaches, raspberries Available, midseason: peppers, apples, plums, rhubarb, strawberries

August

Highly available, can or freeze now: lima beans, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers (pickling), onions, peppers, tomatoes, apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums Available, midseason: green beans, cherries, raspberries Available, but in small supply: peas, currants, gooseberries, grapes (Concord), rhubarb, strawberries

September

Highly available, can or freeze now: lima beans, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, tomatoes, apples, grapes (Concord), pears, plums Available, midseason: beets, corn, cucumbers (pickling), peppers, peaches Available, but in small supply: peas, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, raspberries

 


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