Friday, May 15, 2009

When is it in Season? (Alphabetically)

You can save a lot of money simply by eating produce that is in season. Yes, you may want strawberries in November (I always do), but you'll have to pay 4 times as much for them as you would buying them in season. Eating fruits and veggies that are in season is not only a great way to save money, but it also give you a great variety to your diet. If you eat apples and bananas year round, you're missing out on all the nutrients that the other fruits provide.

A lot of these are available at good prices longer than their standard season. And some are readily available all year long (thanks to modern farming). But, this give you a good idea of when you will be able to get great deals on your fruits and veggies.

Acorn Squash - Fall
Apples - Fall
Apricots - Spring
Artichoke - Spring
Asparagus - Spring
Avocado - Spring
Beets - Summer
Belgian Endive - Fall
Blackberries - Summer
Blueberries - Summer
Broccoli - Summer
Brussell Sprouts - Fall
Butternut Squash - Fall
Cauliflower - Fall
Cantaloupe - Summer
Carrots - Fall
Celeriac - Fall
Cherries - Summer
Chestnuts - Winter
Chinese Cabbage - Summer
Chives - Spring
Collard Greens - Spring
Corn - Summer
Cranberries - Fall
Cucumber - Summer
Eggplant - Summer
Fava Beans - Spring
Fennel - Spring
Figs - Fall
Garlic - Fall
Ginger - Fall
Grapefruit - Winter
Grapes - Fall
Green Beans - Summer
Kale - Winter
Leeks - Winter
Lemons - Winter
Mango - Spring
Mushrooms - Fall
Mustard Greens - Spring
Nectarines - Summer
New Potatoes - Spring
Oranges - Winter
Papaya - Spring
Parsnips - Fall
Peaches - Summer
Pears - Fall
Peppers - Summer
Persimmons - Winter
Pineapple - Spring
Plums - Summer
Pomegranate - Fall
Pumpkin - Fall
Radicchio - Winter
Radishes - Winter
Raspberries - Summer
Rhubarb - Spring
Rutabaga - Winter
Shallots - Spring
Spinach - Spring
Strawberries - Spring
Sugar Snap Peas - Spring
Snow Peas - Spring
Summer Squash - Summer
Sweet Potatoes - Fall
Swiss Chard - Fall
Tangerines - Winter
Tomatoes - Summer
Turnips - Winter
Vidalia Onion - Spring
Watercress - Spring
Watermelon - Summer
Zucchini - Summer