When is it Fresh?

Sure, you can get asparagus from South America shipped in year-round, but if you want it when it's freshest -- and from your own backyard -- this is the chart for you. Refer to this handy chart to plan trips to the market or entire meals.

Click here for a list of farmers market locations in the South Sound.

Fruits & Berries
 Jan.Feb.Mar.AprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec
Apples            
Blackberries            
Blueberries            
Boysenberries            
Cherries, Pie            
Cherries, Sweet            
Currants, Black            
Currants, Red            
Figs            
Gooseberries            
Grapes            
Kiwi            
Loganberries            
Marionberries            
Melons            
Nuts            
Pears            
Pears, Asian            
Plums            
Prunes            
Quince            
Raspberries            
Raspberries, Fall            
Rhubarb            
Strawberries            
Strawberries, Everbearing            
Tayberries            
Herbs
 Jan.Feb.Mar.AprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec
Basil            
Chives            
Cilantro            
Dill            
Lavender            
Parsley             
Rosemary            
Sage            
Tarragon            
Thyme             
Meats & Eggs
 Jan.Feb.Mar.AprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec
Beef            
Chicken            
Eggs            
Lamb            
Pork            
Turkey            
Vegetables
 Jan.Feb.Mar.AprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec
Artichokes            
Asparagus            
Bamboo Shoots            
Beans, Green            
Beans, Shell            
Beans, Wax            
Beets            
Broccoli            
Brussels Sprouts            
Cabbage            
Carrots            
Cauliflower            
Celery            
Chinese Vegetables            
Corn, Sweet            
Cucumbers, Pickling            
Cucumbers, Slicing            
Daikon            
Eggplant            
Garlic            
Garlic, Elephant            
Greens            
Jerusalem Artichokes            
Kohlrabi            
Leeks            
Lettuce            
Onions            
Parsnips            
Peas, Chinese            
Peas, Shell            
Peas, Sugar Snap            
Peppers, Hot            
Peppers, Sweet            
Potatoes            
Pumpkins             
Radishes            
Shallots            
Spinach            
Squash, Summer            
Squash, Winter            
Tea Leaves            
Tomatoes            
Turnips            
Zucchini            
 Jan.Feb.Mar.AprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec

Weather may affect when food is ready, the above is only an estimate.