What’s in Season?

One of the best ways to save money on fresh fruits and vegetables is to buy what’s in season. If you purchase food at a farmers’ market, you’re automatically eating with the seasons. You can also tell what’s in season by looking at the sales ads for grocery stores. Foods that are in season will usually be on sale or cheaper than other produce items. 

Local produce is in full swing throughout the United States in early June. Ways to find fresh produce during our current crisis include grocery stores, farmers markets (many are doing pre-orders for pickup) and contacting local restaurants that may be selling much of the produce that they normally use. 

What’s in season depends on where you live, but here’s a look at generally what you can find in the four regions of the U.S. this week according to the Seasonal Food Guide.

June 1-7, 2020

Northeast (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania)

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus 
  • Basil 
  • Beets
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Chili peppers
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Collard greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans (Primarily in Rhode Island)
  • Green onions
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Pea shoots
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Rosemary
  • Rhubarb 
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Snap peas
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Strawberries (Primarily in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont)
  • Summer squash (Primarily in New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont)
  • Tomatoes (Primarily in Pennsylvania)
  • Thyme
  • Watercress

Midwest (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas)

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus 
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Blueberries
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Chili peppers
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn (primarily in Indiana, Michigan and Missouri)
  • Cucumbers (Primarily in Missouri)
  • Green beans (Primarily in Illinois, Michigan and Missouri)
  • Green onions
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra (Primarily in Missouri)
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Pea shoots
  • Peppers
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rosemary
  • Rhubarb 
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Snap peas (Primarily in Indiana, Iowa and Ohio)
  • Snow peas (Primarily in Indiana, Iowa and Ohio)
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Strawberries 
  • Summer squash (Primarily in Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota)
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes (Primarily in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Missouri)
  • Watercress

South (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma)

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus 
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Black-Eyed Peas 
  • Blackberries 
  • Blueberries 
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Chili peppers 
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Citrus (Florida and Texas)
  • Collard greens
  • Corn 
  • Cucumbers 
  • Eggplant 
  • Green beans 
  • Green onions
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Lima Beans 
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra 
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Pea shoots
  • Peppers 
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb 
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Snap peas 
  • Snow peas 
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Strawberries 
  • Summer squash 
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes 
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon (Primarily in Florida and Texas)

West (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington)

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus 
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Blackberries 
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Blueberries 
  • Bok Choy 
  • Broccoli 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Chard
  • Chickpeas
  • Chili peppers 
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Citrus (Arizona and California)
  • Collard greens
  • Corn 
  • Cucumbers 
  • Green beans 
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Lima beans 
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Pea shoots
  • Peppers 
  • Potatoes 
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries 
  • Rhubarb 
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Snap Peas 
  • Snow Peas 
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Summer squash 
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes 
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon