What's In Season

Each month, I'll post a new list of fruits and vegetables that are seasonal and available at your local farmers market or organic produce department. Buying what's in season means that your food is fresh, available in organic, pesticide and chemical-free and what farmers are growing right now, nearby.

Ideally, this is how we want to eat all year round. Sure, red bell peppers and tomatoes are in the grocery store any time of year, but likely they were shipped or trucked in from Mexico, Spain or even Thailand! Now that's not fresh, nor is it cost effective for you. When something's in season, it's reasonably priced and grown by local farmers.



May

New Arrivals

Apricots
Asian pears
Black-eyed peas
Corn
Eggplant
Figs
Okra
Onions
Peaches
Potatoes
Plums
Summer squash
Valencia oranges

Last Chance


Cherries
Dates
Green peas

April

New Arrivals

Basil
Green beans
Cherries
Cucumber
Nectarines
Raspberries
Tomatoes
Last Chance

Tangerines



Not sure what to do with all these amazing fruits and vegetables? Head over to the recipe page and get inspired.


Recipes




For the full list of produce in season, visit the Southland Farmers' Market Association website.