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The North America What's In Season Thread

Looked around a little and haven't found an existing thread like this. I'd love to start shopping with more of a sense of what's in season and I love to know what's in season where I'm going when I travel.

I thought maybe people could post in reply to each month below with what they know or see to be in season. I realize what's in season will vary by region, so maybe it would be a good idea to include information about the state or region to which you're referring. I got things started with the season for chokecherries out here in the Southwest.

Can't wait to see what comes up.

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        1. re: ninrn

          Farm grown (MA) Cold cellar storage :
          Parsnips
          Brussels sprouts
          Carrots
          Collards
          Kale
          Micro greens
          Mushrooms
          Onions
          Potatoes
          Salad greens
          Turnips
          Winter squash
          Greenhouse (ME):
          Packaged Pearl Tomatoes
          Tomatoes on the Vine

          1. re: Gio

            Wow Gio! My CSA in Norwell won't start up for at least another month or two. They have NOTHING growing now.

            1. re: foodieX2

              Actually foodie, I think most of that produce is over Wintered root cellar stuff, but it is available and seasonal to a certain extent. CSAs around here don't begin until middle May or so.
              If anyone thinks I should have the post deleted let me know and I will. Or flag it.

              1. re: Gio

                No, I think that makes sense. Maybe edit and say "cold/cellar storage" like the note about the greenhouse products?

          2. re: ninrn

            This month, we are harvesting from our Napa Valley garden:

            artichokes, asparagus, kale, "italian dandelion" (chicory), and winter-grown (or over-wintered) cabbages, cauliflowers, carrots and celeric, broccoli raab, lettuces, spinach, spring onions, the last of the tangerines. And, always, parsley, thyme, mint, and eggs.

            1. re: ninrn

              San Francisco Bay Area - mid Peninsula:

              In my yard, the blood orange and lemon trees are producing like there's no tomorrow. The miner's lettuce that colonized the yard has finally shown up. I have 2 strawberries!

              1. re: ninrn

                Here in MN, snow.

                Freshly falling from the sky. Helping keep all of the leftovers we didn't have room for in the fridge cold in the garage.

                        1. re: ninrn

                          Chokecherries - US Southwest/New Mexico - mid- to late Aug.

                                1. What a Great idea, Ninrn. There was a site that rolled along through seasonal available produce, etc. month by month, but recently I found it stuck in July for Canada & the US.

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                                  1. re: Gio

                                    Thanks, Glo. If this works, maybe someone will start similar threads for Europe and other regions of the world.

                                  2. You might enjoy the interactive map at Epicurious. Choose that state and the month. Very user friendly

                                    http://www.epicurious.com/articlesgui...

                                    However as the link states:

                                    <<It's not perfect, as here in New York City our local food supply includes at least three states, depending on your definition of "local." Also, the map only covers the major produce categories, so it won't tell you when purslane or salsify is in season. And, we question whether there's really nothing growing in Massachusetts at this time of year, even though all of its neighboring states are producing interesting produce?>>

                                    So I think it better to check the surrounding states as well when traveling

                                    1. Here in Tucson, my grapefruit tree is groaning with ripe fruit.

                                      1. If you're traveling to North Carolina here's a great resource from the state agriculture department.
                                        http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/availabi...