Monday, September 7, 2009

Eating in Season

I was researching recently for a calendar about seasons of fruits and vegetables.   I recognize that this may vary from region to region but I thought that a few links might be helpful for those of you interested in this sort of thing.

There is a wonderful website called that gives you information on each state's local pick your own opportunites and gives lists of local farms and calendars of what is in-season.  I encourage you to look up your own state.  If you are a local, I have linked you below.

Our Local Maryland Calendar and Pick your own Farms list

The pick your own website is full of really useful information from how to freeze local corn to recipes and tips on gardening and harvesting.

I also found this handy calendar on an Arizona site.  It is just a  general fruit and vegetables in season calendar that would be handy to print off and put in a binder or cookbook.

Fruits and Vegetables in Season Calendar

Also, this is the time of the year when you may want to start thinking about planting for fall and winter.  Many of us think of gardening as a spring and summer thing, but fall is a great time to plant!  Many of the cooler weather crops that you planted in the spring that bolted in the heat can be planted again now that the weather has cooled again.  I am planning on planting some more spinach, some radishes and onions and maybe some winter squash?  Here is a good site to help you out:

Winter Gardening Tips

Eating in season should be a year round affair.  I am looking forward to delicious apples this fall and some hearty root vegetables this winter. 


1 comment:

  1. I am convinced that someday we will know just how important it is to eat seasonally. I think that there may be a lot of health benefits from doing this we haven't discovered. Thanks for the great links!


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