Seasonal Ingredients | What to buy and when…

The following list is intended as a rough guide for selecting produce when it should be at it’s peak.  Some produce will obviously overlap seasons and there will certainly be variations depending on what part of the country or world you live.

Spring:

  • Asparagus
  • Broad Beans
  • Cherries
  • Peas
  • Rhubarb

Summer:

  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Berries
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplants
  • Grapes
  • Mangos
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Shallots
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Autumn/Fall:

  • Apples
  • Chestnuts
  • Figs
  • Kiwifruit
  • Leeks
  • Passionfruit
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranates
  • Quinces
  • Walnuts

Winter:

  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Celery Root
  • Cumquats
  • Grapefruit
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Lemons
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Parsnips
  • Sweet Potatoes

Year Round:

  • Bananas
  • Limes (best in Summer through Autumn)
  • Mushrooms
  • Oranges
  • Radishes (best in Spring and Autumn)

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