Seasonality

It is easy to eat in season in the summer! So much more produce is grown throughout local food systems during our warmest time of year, after fresh spring rain and without the threat of frost.

But, it is still worth exploring exactly which foods are growing in YOUR region right now.

WHY? So that you might choose those that are the freshest, and therefore…

  • Ripest

  • Tastiest

  • Cheapest

  • Environmentally friendly(est)

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Check out this Seasonal Food Guide website for a year around list of seasonally grown and available foods, no matter which state you live.

Since I live in Oregon, below is a spoiler alert on the list of produce you can count on seeing in Farmer’s Market’s and supermarkets in late June through early July in Oregon:

Apples

Apricots

Arugula

Basil Bok Choy

Berries (of all kinds!)

Beets

Broccoli

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cherries

Chicory

Cucumber 

Endive

Fava beans

Fennel

Green beans

Green onions

Greens of all kinds (Chard, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard greens, Spinach)

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Herbs of all kinds (Basil, Cilantro, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme)

Kohlrabi

Potatoes

Purslane

Radicchio

Radish

Rapini

Rhubarb

Snap and snow peas

Sorrel

Sprouts

Summer squash and zucchini

Turnip 

Watercress

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More specifically, I live in the High Desert of Oregon; here is a further break down to support goods grown closest to my home.

Spring though early summer these include:

Arugula

Beets

Bean 

Bok choy

Carrots

Chard

Cucumber

Eggplant

Fennel

Green onion

Mustard greens 

Kale

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Peas

Radish

Rhubarb

Summer squash

Zucchini

Cherry tomatoes

Turnips

Check out the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance website for their full year seasonal harvest chart.

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1 thought on “Seasonality

  1. I don’t have to worry. If it’s in my (French) local bio market, it’s seasonal and local.

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