What’s in Season: Connecticut Seasonal Produce Chart

This crop availability chart, created by the CT Department of Agriculture: http://www.ct.gov/doag/lib/doag/marketing_files/crop_calendar_updated_02-22-2013.pdf is handy for seeing what’s locally available.

CT Produce Chart

As much as I would like to, I haven’t yet been able to integrate this into my buying habits. I suppose it would help if I spent more time shopping at Shortt’s Farm and Garden Center instead of Stop & Shop.

So, what’s in season now (September)?

  • Apples
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Greens
  • Herbs
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Nectarines
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peppers
  • Plums
  • Potatoes
  • Raspberries
  • Summer Squash
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watermelon
  • Winter Squash

A mighty bountiful time of year!

To get myself in the mood for some season cooking, I’ve decided to make Peach Cobbler for dessert for our Labor Day Picnic. In fact, it was the great price on peaches that got me thinking (again) about making more of an effort to eat locally.

Next, I have to learn about preserving… canning, fermenting, freezing, maybe even jams and jellies.

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