Pages

Blog Archive

Search

Loading...

Blog Archive

Subscribe via email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Subscribe Now: Feed Icon

PYP on the news!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What produce is in season right now?

There are so many benefits of knowing what fruits are in season throughout the year. Whether your trying to live a "slow food" life style, going green with sustainable produce supply, or just want the best tasting most nutritious produce; its important to have a good harvest calendar for your area.



Heres a sample of a harvest calender for Utah

Asparagus April 1 - June 1
Strawberries June 5 - Sept 20
Sweet Cherries July 1 - 10
Green Beans July 4 - Oct 10
Summer Squash July 4 - Oct 10
Sweet Corn July 4 - Oct 15
Raspberries July 4 - Sept 15
Sour Cherries July 7 - 17
Apricots July 10 - 24
Potatoes July 24 - Nov 1
Tomatoes July 24 - Oct 1
Cantaloupes July 24 - Sept 15
Melons July 24 - Sept 15
Peaches July 24 - Sept 20
Onions Aug 1 - Nov 1
Winter Squash Aug 15 - Oct 1
Peppers Aug 15 - Oct 10
Grapes Aug 15 - Sept 15
Pears Sept 1 - 15
Apples Sept 15 - Nov 1
Pumpkins Oct 1 - Nov 1
- Taken from Utahs Own; link below.

A few Harvest calender resources:
http://www.pickyourown.org/US_crop_harvest_calendars.php
This is a great resource divided by state. Unfortunately about 1/2 the links are busted.

http://simplyinseason.com/
Alabama- New Mexico

http://utahsown.utah.gov/UtahsOwn-Harvestdategraph.htm

http://utahsown.utah.gov/UtahsOwn-cropharvestbydate.htm
Utah Harvest Calendar

http://www.noblefoodsfarm.com/HowItWorks/HarvestCalendar.htm

Idaho harvest calender from a local farm

http://www.localharvest.org/

Great site updated in the last 6 months. It has local farmers that sale their produce, farmers markets and more.

There are many benefits of eating In-Season product.
  • to reduce the energy (and associated CO2 emissions) needed to grow and transport the food we eat
  • to avoid paying a premium for food that is scarcer or has traveled a long way
  • to support the local economy
  • to reconnect with nature's cycles and the passing of time but, most importantly, because...
  • seasonal food is fresher and so tends to be tastier and more nutritious
From EattheSeason.com

I planted my first garden this past summer and loved eating all the great food! We over produced so I could do some canning. Its been so nice to have food that I know exactly whats in it, and its really not hard. There are some great forums on PYP about gardening and canning.

1 comments:

Melissa said...

I am always wondering this! Great post! Thanks!

Followers

PYP Forums State Forums Coupons 101 Register Contact PYP on Facebook Real Mom Kitchen blog

Welcome to PYP - The BEST source for original grocery deals and information. We don't just recirculate second-hand deals from around the blogosphere - PYP is where it all starts! We have oodles of insider info, fabulous deals, ROCKIN' forums, and comprehensive shopping lists created by volunteers and staff. Look around and see what we have for you!