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What's in season in December 2016, and other timely information:

Ripening Dates for Fruits and Vegetables

Please note that actual dates may vary by as much as two weeks due to weather conditions, geographical location of the farm, and other factors. It is always advisable to call a farm earlier than the expected beginning of a season to verify on the status of the product you are interested in.

Crop Early Most Active Late
VEGETABLES      
Asparagus April late April - early June June
Broccoli early June late June - July August
Cabbage June July - August October
Cauliflower early June late June - July August
Cucumbers May June - September October
Eggplant Early July mid July - September October
Lettuce, greens March April - July September
Okra July late July - early September late September
Onions April May - October November
Peas late April May - early July late July
Peppers early July late July - September October
Potatoes April May - October November
Pumpkins September October October
Rhubarb late June July late July
Snap Beans May June - September October
Squash May June - September October
Spinach April May - June late June
Sweet Corn late June July - September October
Tomatoes May June - September October
FRUITS       
Apples July September - October November
Blackberries early July mid-July to mid August August
Blueberries June July Aug
Cherries early June mid-June to mid July late July
Grapes Aug September October
Peaches, Nectarines June July - August late August
Pears August September October
Raspberries July July - September October
Strawberries May 20 June 10 to June 30 early July
OTHER      
Flowers, Herbs April May through August September

We also have a page with links to our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying  many fruits and vegetables, such as  how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn.

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