Season of Harvest

Hello ladies!

This week we will focus on getting the freshest of the fresh when it comes to FV.  Fruits and vegetables that are purchased in season are generally cheaper and at their best flavor.  For that reason, I encourage you to buy fruits and vegetables in season and local.   Supermarkets and grocery stores nowadays have all types of different produce ALL year long so it can be tricky to identify which foods are in season and which ones are locally grown.  To help you on your next grocery store hunt for local and in-season fruits and veggies I have provided two separate harvest calendars.  The first is for produce grown in Georgia and the second is more nation-wide.

Georgia Harvest Calendar 1(adapted from the Georgia Farm Bureau Harvest Calendar)

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To find more information and farmers markets in Georgia follow this link1:

Farm Bureau Georgia. Georgia Harvest Calendar. 2017.  Internet: http://www.gfb.org/commodities/cfm/harvest_calendar.html (accessed 27 June 2017)

Also, If you want to download this chart I made you can do so by clicking on this exl document:

georgia harvest calendar

Fruit and Vegetable National Harvest Calendar (adapted from USDA’s National Produce Guide)2

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You can also download this chart as an exl document:

National Harvest Calendar

Best wishes on your seasonal FV scavenges!

 

References

  1. Farm Bureau Georgia. Georgia Harvest Calendar. 2017.  Internet: http://www.gfb.org/commodities/cfm/harvest_calendar.html (accessed 27 June 2017)
  2. United States Department of Agriculture. Seasonal Produce Guide. June 2017.  Internet: https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/seasonal-produce-guide (accessed 27 June 2017)

Images

  1. Header:  Pixababy. Grapes. Internet: https://pixabay.com/en/grapes-bunch-fruit-person-holding-690230/ (accessed 18 July 2017).

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