Seasonality

The beginning of spring in the DC-Metro Area brings not only Cherry Blossoms, massive amounts of tourists, and warm weather, but the opening of farmer’s markets as well.  Many of the smaller farmer’s markets will open the first week in May.  The larger ones, like Eastern Market and Old Town farmer’s market, are already open.  With the help of the VA Department of Agriculture, I’ve compiled a seasonality chart to show you which vegetables and fruits are in season throughout the year.  If you don’t live in the DC-Metro Area, you can look on your state’s department of agriculture website for a similar chart – or you could just go down to your local farmer’s market and see what they’re selling.  I think, for the most part, many of the mid-Atlantic and even North East states’ seasonality charts will be quite similar to this one.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
Apples
Asian Pears
Asparagus
Beets
Blackberries
Blueberries
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Grapes
Green Beans
Greens/Spinach
Herbs
Nectarines
Onions
Peaches
Peppers
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Squash
Strawberries
Sweet Corn
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Watermelon

My mom has a rhubarb bush that grows insanely large and yields more rhubarb than she knows what to do with.  She’s coming down for a visit this weekend, and I’m hoping her rhubarb is coming with her as well.  If her rhubarb is not ready yet, then I will eagerly wait for my local farmer’s market to open next week.  Stay tuned for rhubarb recipes!

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One response to “Seasonality

  1. Daddy Kenyon

    Nice Job HWNH – very well done.

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