Eating food that is in season

Eating food that is in season

  • April 16, 2013
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Eating food that is in season

Try choosing food that is in season.  By eating food that is in season, you not only save money but you also get higher quality food.   If you are lucky enough to live near a market or farm you probably can notice how you just can’t find everything all year.  I shop at the local supermarket where you can find almost everything in stock 365 days a year but I can always tell the difference between the in-season fruits and vegetables and the others.  Food that is in season smells, looks and tastes so much better!  This post lists which fruits, vegetables, cheeses and seafood are in season for all four seasons.

Good to know:

  • You want to eat food that is not in season?  You need something for a recipe?  Try frozen fruits and vegetables.  The nutritional values in frozen fruits and vegetables are close to fresh vegetables.
  • Seasonal foods can change depending on where you live.

Looking for some meat?

  • There are no seasons for meat; you can find fresh meat all year long.

 

Food that is in season in the Spring:

vegetables in season

Vegetables:

Artichoke, asparagus, eggplant, beets, carrots, celery, cauliflower, red cabbage, cucumbers, squash, watercress, spinach, beans, lentils, turnips, onions, sorrel, peas, leeks, snap peas, peppers, radishes, salad, tomatoes
Fruit in season

Fruits:

Apricots, fresh almonds, bananas, cassis, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, melons, blackberries, prunes, rhubarb
Cheeses in season

Cheeses:

Bleu d’Auvergne, Bleu de Gex, Bleu des Causses, Boulettes d’Avesnes, Brie de Meaux, Brie de Melun, Broccio, Cabécou, Camembert, Cancoillotte, Coulommiers, Emmental, Epoisses, Féta, Fourme d’Ambert, Gorgonzola, Langres, Livarot, Maroilles, Mascarpone, Mimolette, Morbier, Mozzarella, Munster, Neufchâtel, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pont-l’Evêque, Pouligny-Saint-Pierre, Reblochon, Ricotta, Saint-Nectaire, Tomme de Savoie
Seafood in season

Seafood:

Shrimp, lobster (except if it is “moiting” or changing it’s shell), crayfish, brown crab, Dublin bay prawns/ langoustine, squid, oyster native (until the end of April), scallops, clams, whelk, perlwinkle, swordfish, halibut, shark, ray, dogfish, sea bass, monkfish/ angler fish, john dory, conger eel, ling, white pollock (blossom), cod roe (February and March only), cod (after March)

 

Food that is in season in in the Summer:

vegetables in season

Vegetables:

Garlic, artichoke, eggplant, beets, broccoli, carrots, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, red cabbage, cucumbers, squash, water cress, spinach, fennel, beans, string beans, salad, peppers, leeks, radishes, tomatoes
Fruit in season

Fruits:

Apricots, almonds, bananas, nectarine, cassis, cherries, figs, strawberries, raspberries, currants, melons, blueberries, plums, blackberries, watermelon, peaches, grapes
Cheeses in season

Cheeses:

Abondance, Beaufort, Bleu d’Auvergne, Bleu de Bresse, Bleu des Causses, Boulette d’Avesnes, Brie de Meaux, Brie de Melun, Brillat-Savarin, Broccio, Camembert, Cancoillotte, Cantal, Chabichou, Comté, Crottin de Chavignol, Emmental, Époisses, féta, fourme d’Ambert, Gorgonzola, Gruyère, Laguiole, Langres, Livarot, Maroilles, Mascarpone, Mimolette, Mont d’or, Morbier, Mozzarella, Munster, neufchâtel, ossau-iraty, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pont-l’Évêque,  Pouligny-Saint-Pierre, Reblochon, Ricotta, Rocamadour, Roquefort, Saint-félicien, Saint- nectaire, Sainte-Maure, Salers, Selles-sur-Cher, Tomme de Savoie, vacherin-Mont d’or, Valancay.
Seafood in season

Seafood:

Cod, haddock, whiting, white Pollock (blossom), black Pollock (coley), hake, ling (not in August), conger eel, john dory, monkfish/ angler fish, grey mullet (August), gurnard, sea bass, dogfish, ray, shark, flounders (July +), white sole/ witch, brill (July +), turbot, hallbut, plaice, mackerel, herring, tuna, swordfish, sardines, salmon, periwinkle, whelk, rope-culture mussels, bottom mussels, scallops, squid, Dublin bay prawns/ langoustine, shrimp, lobster, crayfish, brown crab

Food that is in season in the Fall:

vegetables in season

Vegetables:

Beets, swiss chard, broccoli, carrots, celery, mushrooms, Chinese cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, butternut squash, watercress, endives, spinach, fennel, salad, mâche/  corn salad/ lamb’s lettuce, corn, turnip, onion, parsnips, mushrooms, leeks, pumpkins, radishes, salad, , tragopogon/ goats beard
Fruit in season

Fruits:

Bananas, chestnuts, Clementine, quince, figs, kiwi, mandarins, blueberries, walnuts, olives, oranges, pears, apples, grapes, plums
Cheeses in season

Cheeses:

Abondance, Brillat-Savarin, Broccio, Cancoillotte, Cantal, Chaource, Comté, emmental, Époisses, féta, Fourme d’Ambert, Gruyère, Mascarpone, Morbier, Mozzarella, Munster, Ossau-iraty, Parmigiano reggiano, Pouligny Saint-Pierre, roquefort,  Saint-Nectaire, Salers, Vacherin-Mont d’Or.
Seafood in season

Seafood:

Cod, haddock, whiting, white Pollock (blossom), black Pollock  (coley), hake, ling, conger eel, john dory, monkfish/ angler fish, grey mullet, gurnard, sea bass, dogfish, ray, shark, flounders, white sole/ witch, dab, brill, rurbot, halibut, plaice, mackerel, herring, tuna, swordfish, salmon, periwinkle, whelk, rope-culture mussels, bottom mussels, cockles, clams, scallops, oyster gigas, oyster native, squid, Dublin bay prawns/ langoustine, shrimp, lobster, crayfish, brown crab

 

Food that is in season in the Winter:

vegetables in season

Vegetables:

Beets, broccoli, chardon (artichoke thistle), carrots, celery, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, butternut squash, watercress, crosne, endives, spinach, mâche/ corn salad/ lamb’s lettuce, turnip, onions, sorrel, parsnips, dandelion leaves, leeks, pumpkin, radishes, tragopogon/ goats beard, Jerusalem artichoke
Fruit in season

Fruits:

Pineapple, avocado, banana, lemons, Clementine, passion fruit, guava, pomegranate, kiwi, persimmon, litchi, mandarins, mangos, grapefruit papaya, pears, pomelo, apples, oranges, blood oranges
Cheeses in season

Cheeses:

Beaufort, Brie de Meaux, Brie de Melun,  Broccio, Chèvre frais, Comté, Crottin de Chavignol, Époisses, Gruyère, Laguiole, Langres, Livarot, Maroilles, Munster, Neufchâtel, Pont-l’Évêque, Rocamadour, Roquefort, Salers, Vacherin Mont-d’Or
Seafood in season

Seafood:

Cod, haddock, whiting, white Pollock (blossom), black Pollock (coley) (until January), hake (until February), ling, john dory, monkfish/ angler fish, grey mullet (until February), gurnard (until February), sea bass, dogfish, ray, shark, flounders (until February), white sole/ witch (until February), dab, brill (until February), turbot (until February), halibut, mackerel, herring, tuna, swordfish, salmon, periwinkle, whelk, rope-culture mussels, bottom mussels, cockles, clams, scallops, oyster native, squid, Dublin bay prawns/ langoustine, shrimp, lobster, crayfish, brown crab, spider crab


Suggested Readings:

References:

Seasonality of seafood:

http://foodlorists.blogspot.com/2007/10/seasonality-of-fish-crustaceans-and.html


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