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Seasonal Eating

Filed under: — admin January 13, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

Spring

Field Crops: arugulaasparagus, baby beets,  green garlic, green onions, herbs (chives, mint, etc.), lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, salad turnips

Greenhouse/Grown Under Cover: all kinds of greens, cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers

Wild Foods: wild leeks, fiddleheads, maple syrup

Summer

Field Crops: lettuce, bok choy, chard, collards, kale, mizuna, mustard greens, callaloo, beets, carrots, cucumbers, edible podded and shelling peas, green and yellow beans, fresh herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, etc.), salad turnips, radishes, potatoes, garlic, green, red, white and yellow onions, leeks,  peppers (sweet and hot), tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, celery, broccoli, corn, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi

Greenhouse/Grown Under Cover: salad greens, cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes, mushrooms

Wild Foods: fresh mushrooms, serviceberries, wild blueberries

Fruits and Berries:  strawberries, raspberries, currants, cherries, blueberries, plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines, cantaloupe, watermelon, grapes, pears

Fall

Field Crops: bok choy, chard, collards, kale, mizuna, mustard greens, kohlrabi, beans, beets, carrots, fresh herbs, salad turnips, potatoes, garlic, green, red, white and yellow onions, shallots, leeks, peppers (sweet and hot), eggplant, squash, pumpkins, parsnips, celeriac, celery, brussels sprouts, cabbage

Greenhouse/Grown Under Cover: cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes, mushrooms

Wild Foods: fresh mushrooms, nuts, wild rice

Fruits and Berries:  pears, apples, grapes, cranberries

Winter

Storage Crops: potatoes, onions, beets, carrots, parsnips, squash, garlic, cabbage, rutabaga, winter radishes, leeks

Greenhouse/Grown Under Cover: cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers

Wild Foods: fresh mushrooms, nuts, wild rice

Fruits and Berries:  pears, apples

Local honey, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, meats, grain products, tofu, pickles, jams, ferments (kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut) and other preserves add to your eating-close-to-home options all year long.

Wondering what to do with the great stuff you brought home from market? Here’s a link to one of our favourite local eating blogs: seasonalontariofood.blogspot.ca

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