Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for September

September is the final month of the year where an abundance of seasonal produce is available in northern Illinois. Here is everything you need to know.

Can you believe it’s already September? With the changing weather in Illinois we have about six months to enjoy seasonal produce. By the end of the month a lot of our summer favorites will be gone for the year. Here is my updated guide to seasonal produce in Illinois as we head into September and the start of fall.

Continue reading “Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for September”

Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for August

Are you looking for a truly local guide to seasonal produce in Illinois for August? Look no further, here is everything you need to know. Everything is in season right now. Get out there and enjoy it before it’s gone.

Welcome back to my monthly ‘what’s in season’ blog post series. Here is my August guide to seasonal produce in Illinois.

Continue reading “Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for August”

Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for July

Summer is in full swing. If you want to live a healthier life, eating locally grown fruits and vegetables that are in season is the perfect place to start. In this article, you will learn what is currently in season, how to select the freshest produce and how to store it when you get home. All that’s left is to head out to the farmers market and get started!

Welcome back to my monthly ‘what’s in season’ blog post series. Here is my July guide to seasonal produce in Illinois.

Continue reading “Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for July”

Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for June

Farmers markets are opening for the summer. You are ready to start eating locally grown fruits and vegetables that are in season. You just aren’t sure what is currently in season. Here is a quick guide and handout to bring with you to the farmers market in June to help you.

Welcome back to my monthly blog post series where I help you learn about seasonal produce in Illinois in the month of June. We are entering the time of year where sustained periods of warmer weather become more common in our area and we start to see an increasing variety of local in season produce.

Here is what you can expect to see.

Continue reading “Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for June”

Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for May

Spring is finally here! Have you ever wondered what fruits and vegetables are in season in May here in Illinois? Whether you are new to eating with the seasons or just starting out, here is a detailed guide to help you.

A key part of eating locally grown foods is understanding what is in season in your area and when. Seasonal produce in Illinois starts off slowly in May. As the month progresses more become available. It just gets better as we get closer to summer!

Each month between May and October I will post a new guide to help you understand what is currently in season. These guides will be available on the first day of each month.

They will include tips about selecting fresh produce and how to store it.

Continue reading “Seasonal Produce in Illinois: What You Need to Know for May”