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Last modified on: July 9th 2018

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A disadvantage of supermarkets is that we are no longer accustomed to taking account of seasons. We find it normal buy strawberries in December or pumpkins in July. Of course it's sometimes fun, but the problem is that this produce comes from very far away, possibly grown under glass without any sun, and has absolutely no taste...

So, let's rediscover good produce at the right time, here is a calendar showing seasons. When the month is :

Fruits

JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Apple
Apricots
Bananas
Blackcurrant
Cherries
Chestnuts
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Green (fresh) almonds
Hazelnuts
Kiwi
Mandarins
Oranges
Peaches
Pears
Pineapples
Plums
Quinces
Raspberries
Redcurrants
Strawberries
Walnuts

December

In season : apple, Bananas, Chestnuts, Grapefruit, kiwi, Mandarins, Oranges, Pineapples, Walnuts.
End of season for : Pears.

Vegetables

JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Asparagus
Aubergines (eggplants)
Beetroot
Brussels sprouts
Butter beans
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Courgette
Cucumber
Endives (head of chicory)
Garlic
Gherkins
Globe artichokes
Green beans
Japanese chestnut pumpkin (Potimarron)
Leaf beet (swiss chard)
Leek
Peas
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Purple artichoke
Red cabbage
Red onion
Spinach
Tomato

December

Just coming into season : Cabbage, Pumpkins.
In season : Beetroot, Brussels sprouts, celeriac, japanese chestnut pumpkin (Potimarron), leek.
End of season for : Red cabbage.

cheese

JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Mont-d'Or
Morbier

December

In season : Mont-d'Or.
End of season for : Morbier.

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