Seasonal Produce, Brought to You by Warmer Weather

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Upstate New York has a climate that fluctuates pretty dramatically throughout the year, so if you prefer to buy your groceries with the seasons and keep it local in the process, it can get a bit limiting at certain points. That’s why spring is so exciting: We become exposed to a much wider selection of produce than we’ve had access to in months. Throughout the Spring and Summer months, the availability of fresh local produce is almost unlimited (or at least, that’s how we feel!). This is the perfect time to cultivate your appreciation for what’s in season, and take full advantage of the freshness of it all— and we’re hoping to make it a little bit easier for you!

Here are some great options in season in New York State throughout May and April:
Arugula
Spinach
Potatoes
Fava beans
Green onions
Scallions
Radishes
Asparagus
Mushrooms
Broccoli (late May)
Rhubarb (late May)
Strawberries (late May)

Closer to June, the ballgame changes a bit:
Carrots
Beets
Corn
Cabbage
Summer squash
Peas
Most of the May-April produce is also still available during this time!

In July, things take a turn for the sweeter, with much of the early Spring produce still available as well:
Blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries
Apples
Cherries
Melons
Peaches
Eggplant
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Peppers
Cauliflower
Garlic

Even if you purchase things like berries and peppers year-round, we hope you’ll take advantage of the delicious locally grown ones when the time comes! Buying your food locally and with the seasons is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while ensuring that you’re eating healthy foods— and you can visit Roma’s to view our selection today!