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 at its peak throughout the United States in early August. 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.

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August 3-9, 2020

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

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Arugula
  • Basil 
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries 
  • Chili peppers
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Collard greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Currants
  • Eggplant
  • Green beans  
  • Green onions
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lavender
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Lima beans
  • Melons
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Plums
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Raspberiies
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Shell beans
  • Snap peas
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Summer squash
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes 
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini

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

  • Apples
  • Apricots 
  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chili peppers
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn 
  • Cucumbers
  • Currants
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes 
  • Green beans 
  • Green onions
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lavender
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Lima beans
  • Melons 
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Nectarines 
  • Okra 
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Plums
  • Potatoes 
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Shell beans
  • Snap peas 
  • Snow peas 
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Summer squash 
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes 
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini

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

  • Apples
  • Arugula
  • Artichokes
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Black-Eyed Peas 
  • Blackberries 
  • Blueberries 
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chili peppers 
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Citrus (Florida and Texas)
  • Collard greens
  • Corn 
  • Cucumbers 
  • Currants
  • Edamame
  • Eggplant 
  • Fennel
  • Grapes
  • Green beans 
  • Green onions
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Lima Beans 
  • Melons
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Nectarines
  • Okra 
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Peppers 
  • Plums
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Shell beans
  • Snap peas
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Summer squash 
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes 
  • Turnips
  • Watermelon 
  • Watercress
  • Zucchini

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

  • Apricots
  • Arugula
  • Avocados
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Blackberries 
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Blueberries 
  • Bok Choy 
  • Broccoli 
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage 
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower 
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chili peppers 
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Citrus 
  • Collard greens
  • Corn 
  • Cucumbers 
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Figs
  • Ginger
  • Grapes
  • Green beans 
  • Green onions
  • Kale
  • Lavender
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Lima beans 
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Nectarines
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peaches
  • Peas
  • Peppers 
  • Plums
  • Potatoes 
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries 
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Shell beans
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Summer squash 
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes 
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon 
  • Zucchini