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Ask the Produce Docs (General)

Do you have a chart about what produce is in season?

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  • Nutritional Quality
Question

Is there one list where there are tips of buying California produce in season? On ANR pubs I see separate produce.   I am seeking a list that I can use or adapt for our low-income families and also to train our nutrition educators.  We have many low-literacy participants so I am seeking something simple. (C.S.)

Answer

Glad you asked. The USDA has a resource on what’s in season. This is their web site:

http://snap.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=15&tax_level=3&tax_subject=261&topic_id=2131&level3_id=7205&level4_id=0&level5_id=0&placement_default=0

The Postharvest Technology Center also has a handy table entitled “California Fruit and Vegetables for All Seasons” (based upon California Dept. of Food and Agriculture information) in their resource California Horticultural Crops Statistical Information.                
--Christine Bruhn

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