Four Seasons of Produce

Produce Guide

Wherever you live, produce picked at its peak is one of life's great pleasures: a juicy tomato, warm from the vine, is the essence of summer, while the mellow sweetness of a baked butternut squash puts fall right onto your dinner table.

Of course, what's in season when will depend on where you live: in spring, summer, and fall, the farmer's market is a great reference point; in the winter months, you're more likely to find storage veggies that keep well. Use our handy chart as a rough guide for what's yummy when, and what's good to grab frozen year-round: fruits and veggies that maintain their deliciousness even after a trip through the freezer.

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Spring

  • artichokes
  • asparagus
  • chard
  • green peas
  • kale
  • radishes
  • rhubarb
  • salad greens
  • scallions
  • snow peas
  • snap peas
  • spinach
  • strawberries

Summer

  • apricots
  • bell peppers
  • blueberries
  • carrots
  • celery
  • cherries
  • corn
  • cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • green beans
  • herbs
  • melon
  • nectarines
  • peaches
  • plums
  • raspberries
  • summer squash
  • tomatoes

Fall

  • apples
  • beets
  • broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • cauliflower
  • cranberries
  • grapes
  • parsnips
  • pears
  • pomegranates
  • potatoes
  • rutabagas
  • sweet potatoes
  • turnips
  • winter squash

Winter

  • avocado
  • cabbage
  • citrus fruits
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • root vegetables
  • winter squash

Freezer

  • artichoke hearts
  • blueberries
  • cherries
  • corn
  • edamame
  • green peas
  • lima beans
  • mango
  • peaches
  • raspberries
  • spinach
  • strawberries
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