Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fruit Ripens When, Exactly...? MA Harvest Calendar

In my pursuit of all foods local and green, I wanted to make sure I didn't miss any of the "pick your own" fruit seasons. However, I didn't even know the right words to put into Google to get the results that I was looking for!

Turns out "harvest calendar" is the magic term, but I got what I was looking for even without that phrase. The fruit ripening calendar for Massachusetts is as follows:

Mid-June: Strawberries, Cherries

July: Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries

August: Blueberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Raspberries

Mid-August: Apples start

September: Apples, Cranberries, Grapes, Raspberries

October: Apples, Cranberries

For a more complete harvest calendar, check out the website. This could be the summer where you reduce your carbon footprint... and support local businesses while you're at it.

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Photo courtesy of Tougas Farm in Northboro, MA.

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