If you’ve already been eating by the season, you know that freshness and taste go hand in hand. Rather than getting picked and packed to travel to another hemisphere—like how supermarkets get strawberries in December—locally-grown produce doesn’t need to travel far to make it to our plates. Furthermore, similar to how the growing season dictates the menus of restaurants here in the Hudson Valley, choosing to cook with what’s in season ensures you have the freshest product at the best price point. Refer to the chart below to track when your favorite produce is at its peak.
HUDSON VALLEY PRODUCE TIMELINE
Source: Cornell Cooperative Extension