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Shopping by the Seasons

We all know fruits and vegetables are an important part of a well-balanced meal. Rich in vitamins, fiber and minerals, these colorful snacks and side dishes help control weight and blood pressure.

Having a variety of fresh produce in your diet is essential, but sometimes navigating the aisles at your local grocery store or farmers market can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve created a produce guide to help you find the freshest fruits and veggies no matter the season! 

shopping by the numbers

Summer Fruits 

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocado 
  • Bananas 
  • Black Berries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Cucumbers
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Kiwi
  • Mangos
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

Summer Vegetables

  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Lima beans
  • Okra
  • Summer Squash & Zucchini
  • Tomatillos 

Autumn Fruits 

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Cranberries
  • Grapes
  • Mangos
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Pumpkins
  • Raspberries 

Autumn Vegetables 

  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers 
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts 
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens 
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green beans
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potato & Yams
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash 

Winter Fruits

  • Apples
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Orange
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Pumpkins

Winter Vegetables

  • Beets
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Rutabagas
  • Sweet Potato & Yams
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash 

Spring Fruits

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries

Spring Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peas 
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

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