What's in Season May 2013

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Here's a preview of  what regional farms will be harvesting in May,  from The FruitGuys produce buyers.  To see what’s being delivered this week, visit  fruitguys.com/mix  and choose your region.

hale ranch apple blooms

West
On the West Coast, spring is upon us! April winds and honeybees pollinated the Asian pear and apple blooms, so the fruit should be setting in May. Strawberries are in full force and cherries are soon to follow. Apricots are busy growing; we may see them at the end of May. Green garlic and fresh garlic from Full Belly Farm will be harvested soon. Our fruit buyer Rebecca waits for this all year – in her words, they grow the “best garlic ever!” Fava beans and fresh greens will be in TakeHome cases, as well as radishes, sugar snap peas, and spring onions. Don’t forget to plant your own seeds, it’s not too late!

strawberries growing

East
Not much fruit is being harvested yet here locally, but everything is in bloom. The orchards look and smell great right now! Strawberries are growing bigger and sweeter everyday. Toward the end of May, we’ll be getting some California and Northwest stone fruit, including cherries and apricots, with the regional fruit following soon after! Veggie-wise: greens, greens, and more fresh healthy greens coming in May. Asparagus is shooting out of the ground, so that should make an appearance in your boxes soon. Spring onions and green garlic are abundant right now, coming from Landsidale Farm in Jonestown, PA.

asparagusMidwest/Central
Our spring is off to a late start, with lots of April showers and an extended cold spell that will bring May flowers (and bounty!). In May, while Midwest farmers are working diligently on planting and greenhouse crops, expect to see citrus from California, apples from Washington and South America, and berries from the West Coast. Tamera from Iron Creek Farm will give us goodies like those long-awaited tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce. Otherwise, expect to see most of our vegetables coming from California.

Southwest
We expect to see Golden Nuggets mandarins through May and Murcott tangerines into June. Strawberries, and maybe blueberries and cherries, will be coming from California, as well as assorted veggies. We will also have grapes from Chile and pears from Argentina.

 

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