What’s in Season?

— Written By Tracy Perry and last updated by Margaret Green

I am asked throughout the growing season as to what produce is actually in season locally. So like most all my great ideas it hit me, why not use this topic for an article. Please keep in mind that the list that I am providing does not in any way reflect what is available at your local grocery store. Well lets get started.

Peaches are generally ready in June through September.

Apples and Grapes are generally ready in August through October.

Blueberries are generally ready May through July.

Strawberries are ready in April through June.

Green Beans, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Cantaloupes, Peppers, Tomatoes, and Watermelon are generally ready in June through September.

Butter or Lima Beans, Okra, and Field Peas are generally ready July through August.

Broccoli is generally ready in April through May and also in October through November.

Cabbage and Leafy Greens is generally ready in May through December.

White Potatoes are generally ready in June through July.

Sweet Potatoes and Pumpkins are generally ready in September through December.

Squash are generally ready in May through September.

If you have ever wondered what’s is in season, well now you know. A majority of these items can be purchased at your local Farmers’ Market. The Franklin County Farmers’ Market is located in the Shannon Village Shopping Center off of Bickett Blvd. in Louisburg. Hours of operation are Tuesday and Friday 10:00 AM until sold out and Saturday 8:00 AM until sold out. Vendors do accept WIC vouchers for fresh produce. Take time to enjoy local produce and products as well as support local agriculture.

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Tracy Perry

Agricultural and Natural Resources Technician

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service

Tracy_perry@ncsu.edu

919.496.3344

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