Now that we are in the summertime and free of most sanitary restrictions, all we want to do is enjoy ourselves and eat good foods. During the summer, some of the best fruits and vegetables for a good wellness are in season. In addition to being seasonal products, they are also great healthy foods to help you cope with stress! You may wonder what are they? Well fear no more! In this article, we’ll show you the best seasonal fruits and vegetables to eat during the summer and throughout the year! Are you ready? Let’s get to it!

 

Summertime (June, July, August)

During those three months, the temperature is at its hottest wherever you are, unless you’re in Australia. But for the rest of the world, especially in the recent years, the temperature can hit records high during the summertime. Because of that, you only want to eat something fresh, cold, easy to make.

Among the seasonal fruits, most of them are bees friendly, i.e they need bees to work their magic on them in order to become the delicious fruits we love to eat. For some of the best bee-friendly seasonal fruits, we can find apricots, almonds (fresh and dried), blackcurrants, cherries, lemons, strawberries, raspberries, currants, blueberries, melons, watermelons, and the famous tomatoes. Other summertime seasonal fruits include figs, nectarines, peaches and even grapes.

For the vegetables, during the summertime we can also find some bee-friendly products such as asparagus, aubergine, carrots, celery, cucumbers, turnips, peppers or even radish. But that’s not all! Among the other seasonal vegetables, we can find artichokes, beets, spinach, lettuce, green beans, peas and potatoes.

We know how surprised you might be at seeing all the products bees helped grow! Hence why they are so important in our ecosystem and why we need to protect them. If bees are gone, we won’ be able to eat all those delicious treats.

Now you’re an expert with summertime seasonal fruits and vegetables and we hope you’ll get to enjoy those delicious products together or separately. Now, let’s have a look at the seasonal fruits and vegetable for the next season!

 

Autumntime (September, October, November)

 

After the sunny funny summer comes the windy mindy autumn! Now’s the time to get back to school, back to work and leave the summer and the vacation behind us, for now. While summer is now behind us, some of its seasonal products are not necessarily.

Indeed, even in the autumntime, we can find some seasonal fruits from the summertime that continue to grow and flourish! Among them we can find apricots, almonds, figs, cantaloupes, blueberries, apples, pears, and even tomatoes (just not in November though). Again, for those seasonal fruits some of them are still bee-friendly even though the temperature are fast changing and not adapted to them. Let’s now take a closer look at the seasonal vegetables, shall we?

As September is still pretty close to summer (as most of its month is in fact during the summertime), most of its seasonal vegetables are similar or even identical to the ones during the summer. Indeed, I’m talking about aubergine, celery, cucumber, spinach, green beans, lettuce and potatoes.  New seasonal products in September include leeks and pumpkins. It gets more interesting for the following months.

While September is in fact during the autumn time, the seasonal vegetables in October and November and more similar. Indeed, they do include some listed above but also features new fresh products. Among them, we can find shallots, endives, fennel, rutabaga, salsify and/or Jerusalem artichokes.

As the weather is fast declining and seasonal viruses fast approaching, let’s now have a look at one of the most important yet impactful season of the year.

 

Wintertime (December, January, February)

 

As the cold weather, Christmas and Hannukah slowly settles in, so does the wintertime seasonal fruits and vegetables. During this season, we are more incline to catch a cold, a seasonal virus, which is why some of those products are the perfect recipe to prevent and protect oneself from catching a cold and to boost your immune system during these hard cold months.

To begin, let’s have a look at the seasonal wintertime fruits. Unlike during the summertime, there are not too many seasonal fruits this season. Indeed, we can find the surviving apples, pears, almonds, lemons and grapefruits. Among the new fruits, we can find kiwis, oranges, mandarins, and clementines.

As for the vegetables, we can find a lot of returning from the other seasons such as beets, celery, endives, spinach, turnips, leeks, radishes, rutabaga and even salsify. Also, during this season, we can find a lot of different cabbage such as brussels sprouts white cabbage, kale and red cabbage.

Most of them can be cooked together in soups, which is one of the most common dish during wintertime. After a hot dish, you can enjoy these sweets separately or together in a fruit salad or cottage cheese.

We have almost been through every season and all seasonal fruits and vegetables, there is only one left. Can you figure out which one is it?

 

Springtime (March, April, May)

 

Just like Autumn, Spring is a transitioning season. You’re not Winter but you’re not Summer either, you’re the better half of both of them. So its no surprise when we see a lot of recurring products make their appearance in the seasonal springtime fruits and vegetable list we’re about to give you.

At this point, you might practically be an expert and guess some of these products. Among the returning fruits, I call almonds, lemons, kiwis, apples, pears, grapefruits, oranges, strawberries and tomatoes. But we also have some new babies! I call to the bar cherries and rhubarb! Let’s make some noise to the newcomers!

Now the final list you’ve been waiting for, the seasonal springtime vegetables! Are called to the stand artichokes, asparagus, beets, carrots, cabbages, cucumbers, endives, spinach, turnips, leeks, radishes, and salsify to name a few.

 

Conclusion

To conclude, we hope this article filled your curiosity on seasonal fruits and vegetables! As you might have read, most of them rely on bees working their magic on them which directly shows their importance in our ecosystem and in our plates.

As you’ve read, most of the ingredients are present in multiple season and are filled with vitamins but the most important thing is to try to shop locally! So have fun trying these delicious healthy foods and if you have any more question, please contact us!

 

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