San Francisco Department of the Environment

Bay Area Seasonal Fruit & Vegetable Guide

January

Fruit

Citrus (grapefruits, mandarin oranges, pomelos)

Vegetables

Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Celery Root
Greens (arugula, collards, dandelion, kale)
Parsnips (root crops)
Squash (winter)


February

Fruit

Citrus (grapefruits, navel oranges, pomelos)

Vegetables

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


March

Fruit

Citrus (mandarins, kumquats)

Vegetables

Asparagus
Cabbage
Pea Shoots
Radish
Snow Peas
Squash (winter)


April

Fruit

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


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May

Fruit

Berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, raspberries, tayberries)
Rhubarb

Vegetables

Artichokes
Asparagus
Avocados
Cauliflower
Greens (collard, kale, chard)
Peas


June

Fruit

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

Vegetables

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


July

Fruit

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

Vegetables

Artichokes
Avocados
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Green beans
Snap peas
Squash (summer)


August

Fruit

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

Vegetables

Artichokes
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Okra
Snap peas
Squash, summer
Sunflower sprouts
Tomatoes


September

Apples


Fruit

Apples
Berries
Grapefruits
Jujubes
Nectarines (stone fruit)
Pears
Pomegranates

Vegetables

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


October

Fruit

Apples
Dates
Figs
Grapefruits
Pears

Vegetables

Avocados
Bok choy
Brussel sprouts
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Eggplant
Fennel
Greens (arugula, kale, collard greens, swiss chard)
Okra
Snap peas
Tomatoes
Squash (winter)


November

Fruit

Apples
Dates
Grapefruit
Pears
Persimmons
Pineapple guava
Pomegranates

Vegetables

Greens (arugula, collards, dandelion, kale, chard)
Bok choy
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts, cabbage
Cauliflower
Eggplant
Fennel
Okra
Snap peas
Squash (winter)


December

Fruit

Citrus (oranges - cara cara, mandarin, navel; meyer lemons; grapefruits)
Pears
Pomegranates

Vegetables

Beets
Boc choy
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Eggplant
Fennel
Greens (arugula, chard, collard, dandelion, kale)
Leeks
Parsnips (and other root crops)
Snap peas
Squash (winter)
Sweet potatoes


Find seasonal fruits and vegetables at a local farmers market near you. Buying directly from farmers 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.


Related Content

San Francisco Farmers Markets
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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.