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

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It's normally still a little chilly in Michigan between late March and early April, but it won’t be long before fruits and vegetables begin sprouting up all over the state.
To help you anticipate the fresh produce coming your way, here is a guide about when specific crops start becoming available in Michigan (visit this crop calendar 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 (second growing season), sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon
  • Beginning of September: Broccoli (second growing season), leafy greens (second growing season), plums, pumpkins, sweet potatoes
  • End of September: Chestnuts
Kick start your local-produce-inspired cooking and welcome the spring by making these three healthy spring recipes.
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