Broccoli is no longer on the “stock up” list because its currently out of season here. I was very fortunate to have some fresh cut broccoli, literally out of my friend’s back yard garden and into the saute pan, earlier this month. I’m super impressed because I’ve never known anyone who actually grew broccoli. Second, I was blown away by the flavor.
This experience just seals my commitment to each as much local produce as possible. I extracted this list from a harvest calendar published in The Arizona Republic a few years ago. If you’re not in Arizona, you can find a list for your area by month at the bottom of the page here.
Produce in season – April
Artichokes, Asparagus, Beans/Fava, Cabbage (Green, Red), Carrots, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Greens (Beet, Collards, Mustard, Turnip), Kale, Lettuce (Iceberg, Leaf, Romaine, Spring Mix), Onions (Green and Sweet), Parsley, Potatoes (Red and Russet), Radishes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips
Grapefruit (Redblush and White), Lemons, Oranges (Valencia, Sweet)
Grocery Store Sales
Easter: Ham, Eggs, Spices, Baking Supplies: Sugar, Spices, Baking Mixes, Chocolate Chips, Butter, Coconut, Marshmallows, Brownie Mix, Cake Mix
Earth Day: Organic Foods, Energy Saver, Reusable Totes
Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbages, Carrots, Grapefruit, Haas Avocado, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Rhubarb
Clearance: After Easter sales
How about you? What is in season in your neck of the woods?