What’s In Season?

Food at its best is food bought fresh.  The freshest food is local.  Below is an elementary chart of when local produce becomes available by month within the DMV area.  Vegetables not listed here are not grown locally.  Other reasons to buy local:

  • Fresher, healthier products
  • Better tasting food
  • Support of your local economy

January – March

  • Greens (cooking & salad)

April

  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Greens (cooking & salad)
  • Onions
  • Turnips

May

  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Asparagus
  • Beans (snap)
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Greens (cooking & salad)
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

June

  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Asparagus
  • Beans (snap)
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn (yellow & white)
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Summer Squash
  • Turnips

July

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Melons
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Beans (snap)
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn (yellow & white)
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes

August

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Melons
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Beans (snap)
  • Beans (Lima)
  • Corn (yellow & white)
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Summer Squash
  • Winter Squash
  • Tomatoes

September

  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Melons
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Beans (Lima)
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Corn (yellow & white)
  • Corn (Indian)
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Gourds
  • Greens (cooking)
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Summer Squash
  • Winter Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips

October

  • Apples
  • Melons
  • Pears
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn (Indian)
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Gourds
  • Greens (cooking)
  • Greens (salad)
  • Onions
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Spinach
  • Summer Squash
  • Winter Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips

November

  • Apples
  • Christmas Trees
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Greens (cooking)
  • Greens (salad)
  • Sweet Potato
  • Pumpkins
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

December

  • Sweet Potatoes
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