fruits in season.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

fruits in season

we know that eating seasonally/locally is good for our health and our wallet, but sometimes it's hard to know exactly what's in season. of course it depends on where you live and there's some overlap in seasons, but here's a general cheat sheet based on new york state. winter is a dormant season in new york so there's a whole lot of nothing going on besides apples and pears from storage. 

spring- cherries, strawberries

summer- blueberries, cantaloupe, plums, raspberries, watermelon, peaches, nectarines, blackberries

fall- apples, pears, grapes, asian pears

winter- apples and pears from storage. enjoy clementines, grapefruit, tangerines, and oranges from warmer climates.

ps: fruits to choose organic.

photo by honey and jam.


Briana said...

summer = my favorite fruits. being a self-professed locavore, in winter, my husband and I eat our weight in apples from Whole Foods from the New England area. by march, I don't want to even look at an apple.

luckily, we consider Florida sort of local so I don't get scurvy in those colder months.

rebecca said...

ha! scurvy.

Kristin said...

i can't even imagine eating clementines outside of winter, that just seems weird. and even though i'm an adult, i still expect a clementine or two in my stocking on christmas...

Becca said...

Whhh... love winter and all its fruits in Sicily. We eat so many blood oranges in the winter that it's a wonder our skin doesn't turn red!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Now I'm desperate to eat ALL THE FRUIT! I thank my lucky stars for living in California whenever it comes to food, but I do miss real apples.

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