Calendar of seasons

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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 :

  • it's the begining or end of season
  • it's full season and the best time to buy!
  • it's out of season, don't buy it now

Fruits

Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.
Apples            
Apricots            
Bananas            
Blackcurrant            
Cherries            
Chestnuts            
Figs            
Grapefruit            
Grapes            
Green (fresh) almonds            
Hazelnuts            
Kiwi            
Mandarins            
Oranges            
Peaches            
Pears            
Pineapples            
Plums            
Quinces            
Raspberries            
Redcurrants            
Strawberries            
Walnuts            

March

Just coming into season: : Pineapples.
In season: : apples, Bananas, Grapefruit, kiwi, Mandarins, Oranges.

Vegetables

Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.
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            

March

Just coming into season: : Aubergines (eggplants), Cabbage, Carrots.
In season: : Beetroot, Brussels sprouts, endives (head of chicory), leek.
End of season for: : celeriac, Red cabbage.

cheese

Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.
Mont-d'Or            
Morbier            

March

Just coming into season: : Morbier.
In season: : Mont-d'Or.


Last modified on: March 23th 2017

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