What’s in season?

As a consummate Berkeley-ite, it’s obviously not enough to buy organic groceries in a cloth bag at Berkeley Bowl. I want to attune my eating to the turning of the seasons. Live close to nature. And all that. So I did a bit of internet research and thought I’d share the results. Every site I visited had a slightly different list, so here are the items that showed up in multiple places for what’s in season in California right now:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Bok Choy
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Citrus: Grapefruit, Kumquat, Limes, Mandarins, Pomelos*
  • Kohlrabi*
  • Parsnips*
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Raspberries (bit early)
  • Rhubarb
  • Rutabaga*
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips*

*Indicates end of peak season (root vegetables and citrus). Here are some more that are in season year round (lucky us!):

  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Collard greens
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Lemons
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Oranges (variety depends on season)
  • Radishes
  • Scallions
  • Spinach


Comments 2

  1. Ellen wrote:

    Yay, food!
    I have been wondering this myself, mostly in the context of “what will be more likely to be not expensive at safeway.”


    Posted 09 Apr 2012 at 11:32
  2. Jeff wrote:

    Thank god kale is available year round! Phew!

    Posted 09 Apr 2012 at 20:40

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