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What's in Season?


With the popularity of Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and other similar books, people are starting to see the importance of eating in season.  But how do you know what's in season? 

This page gives a rundown on what we and our friends are harvesting right now.  Check back often to stay up to date (but be aware that what's in season in your area may be a little or a lot different depending on where you live!)
Chestnuts
Stock up on: (These are good keepers with the proper facilities and will cost more later in the year.)  Nevermind if you don't have your own apple, pear, or nut tree --- if you keep your eyes open, chances are that one of your neighbors will have a tree whose fruits they don't harvest.  Stop and ask and these neighbors are often glad to share.

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Nuts (chestnuts, black walnuts, etc.)
  • Pears
  • Meat!  (A lot of farmers are slaughtering their meat animals now so that they won't have to feed them over the winter.)


Keep on eating:

  • Eggs
  • Greens (Swiss chard, collards, kale, spinach, etc.)
  • Milk
  • Parsley
  • Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Winter squash (pumpkins, acorn squash, butternut squash (our favorite!), and others)
  • Lettuce
  • Nuts




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