The Month-by-Month Guide for When to Eat Michigan Produce

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guide to in-season michigan produce
Right now the ground may be covered in snow, but it won’t be long before fruits and vegetables begin sprouting up through the surface. To help you anticipate the fresh produce coming your way, here is a guide to when specific crops start becoming available in Michigan (go here to tell how long each growing season lasts).
End of March: Broccoli, cabbage
Beginning of April: Asparagus, leafy greens, herbs
Beginning of May: Potatoes, rhubarb
End of May: Peas
Beginning of June: Beans, blackberries, squash, strawberries
End of June: Cherries
Beginning of July: Cantaloupe, cucumbers, eggplant, nectarines, peaches, peppers, raspberries
End of July: Beets, blueberries
Beginning of August: Apples, Asian pears, cabbage (2nd growing season), sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon
Beginning of September: Broccoli (2nd growing season), leafy greens (2nd growing season), plums, pumpkins, sweet potatoes
End of September: Chestnuts
Kick start your local-produce-inspired cooking with this corned beef and cabbage recipe—perfect for making in March.
And if you want to learn more about where to find Michigan produce and other food items, check out these blogs:
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