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Fruit and Veggie Sale Quick Reference


January

Vegetables
cabbages
leeks
broccoli
cauliflower

Fruits
oranges
grapefruit
tangerines
tangelos
lemons
papayas

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February

Vegetables
broccoli
cauliflower

Fruits
oranges
grapefruits
lemons
papayas

———————–

March

Vegetables
broccoli
lettuce

Fruits
pineapples
mangoes

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April

Vegetables
zucchini
rhubarb
artichokes
asparagus
spring peas
broccoli
lettuce
 
Fruits
pineapples
mangoes

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May

Vegetables
okra
zucchini
rhubarb
artichokes
asparagus
spring peas
broccoli
lettuce

Fruit
cherries
pineapples
apricots

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June

Vegetables
corn
lettuce

Fruit
watermelon
strawberries
cantaloupe
cherries
blueberries
peaches
apricots

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July

Vegetables
cucumbers
tomatoes
summer squash
corn
green beans
lettuce

Fruits
watermelon
strawberries
cantaloupe
blueberries
peaches
apricots
kiwi
raspberries
plums

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August

Vegetables
cucumbers
corn
eggplant
tomatoes
summer squash
green beans
lettuce

Fruits
watermelon
strawberries
cantaloupe
blueberries
peaches
apricots
kiwi
raspberries
plums

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September

Vegetables
eggplants
pumpkins
tomatoes
spinach
lettuce

Fruits
grapes
pomegranates

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October

Vegetables
sweet potatoes
pumpkins
winter squash
broccoli
spinach lettuce

Fruits
cranberries
apples
pomegranates
grapes

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November

Vegetables
pumpkins
winter squash
sweet potatoes
broccoli
mushrooms
spinach

Fruit
cranberries
oranges
tangerines
pears
pomegranates

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December

Vegetables
sweet potatoes
mushrooms
broccoli
cauliflower

Fruit
pears
oranges
grapefruit
tangerines
papayas
pomegranates

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Bananas, potatoes and celery seem to always be in season. For bananas, at least, I think it’s because they have to be shipped into just about everywhere. There are a few holes in this list, admittedly. I didn’t find a clear season for carrots, parsnips and a few other vegetables and fruits.
 
How is this list helpful?
 
Knowing which fruits and vegetables are in season gives you a clue as to what produce is likely to be on sale at given times in the year. At the very least, it can help you plan your shopping list — and skip the expensive, out of season items. It can give you ideas for menu planning, as well: there’s a reason that holiday favorites are popular at certain times of the year.
 
If you want to go all out on saving money on your food, having an idea of what’s in season tells you when to buy produce. While you can buy out of season produce fresh, it may be worth your while to can or preserve some of your preferred fruits or vegetables during the months that they’re cheap.
 
For anyone trying to buy locally, through farmer’s markets or CSAs, having a good idea of seasonal produce is also important. You’ll have a better idea of what to expect. And with certain ‘farmers’ looking to take advantage of the local trend, you’ll be able to do a little due diligence on what you buy.

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