San Francisco Department of the Environment

Which fruits and vegetables are in season now in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Artichokes, asparagus, and fava beans are in season this spring in the Bay Area, along with strawberries and rhubarb. Find seasonal fruits and vegetables at a local farmers market near you. Buying directly from farmers (at a farmer's market or from a farm) helps prevent waste in the delivery process.The fewer people handling the produce and the shorter distance it travels, the less likely fruits and vegetables are discarded along the way.


May

Fruits

  • Strawberries, blackberries, as well as blueberries, mulberries, raspberries, and even tayberries)
  • Rhubarb

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Greens (collard greens, kale, swiss chard)
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Peas

 

June

Fruits

  • Apricots, nectarines, peaches  (stone fruit)
  • Berries (blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, raspberries)
  • Cherries
  • Loquats
  • Melons

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Fava beans
  • Greens (collard greens, kale, swiss chard)
  • Peas

July

Fruits

  • Apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, pluots (stone fruit)
  • Berries (blueberries, boysenberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • Figs
  • Melons
  • Rhubarb

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Snap peas
  • Summer squash

August

Fruits

  • Berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Melons
  • Nectarines, peaches, pears, pluots, plums (stone fruit)

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Okra
  • Snap peas
  • Sunflower sprouts
  • Summer squash
  • Tomatoes

September

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Grapefruits
  • Jujubes
  • Nectarines
  • Pears
  • Pomegranates

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Bok choy
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Okra
  • Snap peas
  • Squash (summer squash, winter squash)
  • Tomatoes

October

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapefruits
  • Pears

Vegetables

  • Greens (arugula, kale, collard greens, swiss chard)
  • Bok choy
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Okra
  • Snap peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Winter squash

November

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Dates
  • Grapefruits
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranates

Vegetables

  • Greens (arugula, collard greens, dandelion greens, kale, swiss chard)
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Okra
  • Snap peas
  • Winter squash

December

Fruits

  • Citrus (mandarins, oranges, grapefruits)
  • Pears
  • Pomegranites

Vegetables

  • Greens (arugula, collard greens, dandelion greens, kale, swiss chard)
  • Beets
  • Boc choy
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips, root crops
  • Snap peas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Winter squash

January

Fruits

  • Citrus (mandarins, oranges, grapefruits, pomelos)

Vegetables

  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celery Root
  • Greens (arugula, collards, dandelion greens, kale)
  • Parsnips

February

Fruits

  • Citrus (grapefruits, navel oranges, pomelos)

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Greens (escarole, kale)
  • Leeks
  • Radishes 
  • Turnips 
  • Winter Squash

March

Fruits

  • Citrus (mandarins, kumquats)

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Pea Shoots
  • Radish
  • Snow Peas
  • Winter squash

April

Fruits

  • Citrus (grapefruits, kumquats, meyer lemons, tangerines)
  • Pineapple guava
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Avocadoes
  • Broccoli rabe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Fava beans
  • Fennel
  • Green garlic
  • Nettles
  • Peas
  • Spinach

Related Content

San Francisco Farmers Markets
Shop Local

Additional Resources

Farmer's Market Finder - Interactive map - Ecology Center
Vegetables in season in the Bay Area (PDF) - Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA)
Fruits in season in the Bay Area (PDF) - (CUESA)
California produce in season - by month, Natural Resources Defense Council
10 reasons to support farmers markets - CUESA


Seasonal Fruit: Loquats (available in San Francisco farmers markets)

Fresh loquats can sometimes be found in late spring and early summer at San Francisco farmers markets.

 
 
 
 
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