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Eating food that’s in-season – and local – is one of the best ways to get the most from your food because this food is growing in its most natural environment. This means you benefit from eating food in its peak condition. Use the chart below to find out what's in season in Colorado right now.

Jump to: JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEPT | OCT | NOV | DEC

leeks

January

Leeks
Onions
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onions

February

Leeks
Onions
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mushrooms

March

Leeks
Mushrooms
Onions
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nettles

April

Morels
Mushrooms
Nettles
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asparagus

May

Asparagus
Fava beans
Green garlic
Mint
Morels
Mushrooms
Nettles
Radishes
Rhubarb
Scallions
Snow Peas
Spinach
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strawberries

June

Blueberries
Cherries
Cilantro
Dill
Fennel
Green garlic
Green Onions
Lettuce
Mint
Morels
Mushrooms
Nettles
New Potatoes
Parsley
Potatoes (new)
Radishes
Rhubarb
Scallions
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
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Summertime Cherry/Dairy Clafoutis

tomatoes

July

Apricots
Artichokes
Basil
Beets
Blueberries
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Celery
Chard
Cherries
Cilantro
Corn
Cucumbers
Dill
Fennel
Garlic
Green Beans
Green Onions
Herbs
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mint
Morels
Mushrooms
New Potatoes
Parsley
Peas
Potatoes
Radishes
Rhubarb
Scallions
Shallots
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Tomatoes
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Brian's OG Home Spuds

carrots

August

Apples
Apricots
Artichokes
Basil
Beets
Blackberries
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cantaloupes
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Chiles
Cilantro
Collard Greens
Corn
Cucumbers
Dill
Eggplant
Fennel
Garlic
Green Beans
Green Onions
Herbs
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce
Melons
Mint
Mushrooms
Nectarines
Onions
Oregano
Parsley
Peaches
Peppers
Plums
Potatoes
Radicchio
Radishes
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Scallions
Shallots
Spinach
Squash - summer
Squash - winter
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Zucchini
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Buckaroo Summer Squash

watermelon

September

Apples
Apricots
Artichokes
Basil
Beets
Blackberries
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cantaloupes
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Chicories
Chiles
Cilantro
Collard Greens
Corn
Cucumbers
Dill
Eggplant
Escarole
Fennel
Garlic
Grapes
Green Beans
Green Onions
Herbs
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce
Melons
Mint
Mushrooms
Nectarines
Onions
Oregano
Parsley
Parsnips
Peaches
Pears
Peppers
Plums
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radicchio
Radishes
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Scallions
Shallots
Spinach
Squash - summer
Squash - winter
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Watermelons
Zucchini
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Rocky Mountain Burger

turnips

October

Apples
Basil
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cantaloupes
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Chicories
Chiles
Collard Greens
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Escarole
Grapes
Green Onions
Herbs
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Melons
Mint
Onions
Parsley
Parsnips
Pears
Peppers
Plums
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radicchio
Radishes
Raspberries
Rutabagas
Scallions
Shallots
Spinach
Squash - summer
Squash - winter
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Turnips
Watermelons
Zucchini
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Watermelon Rind Quick-Chi

winter squash

November

Beets
Cabbage
Carrots
Chicories
Escarole
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Onions
Parsnips
Potatoes
Radicchio
Radishes
Rutabagas
Squash - winter
Turnips
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beets

December

Beets
Leeks
Onions
Squash - winter
Turnips
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Why Eat Seasonally?

It's easy on the wallet
When produce is in season locally, the relative abundance of the crop usually makes it less expensive. It’s the basic law of supply and demand, and when crops are in season you’ll be rewarded financially by purchasing what’s growing now.

It’s the taste that counts
When food is not in season locally, it’s either grown in a hothouse or shipped in from other parts of the world, and both affect the taste.

You get variety all year long
Many people are surprised to find that a wide variety of crops are harvested in the fall (squash, apples, endive, garlic, grapes, figs, mushrooms) and winter (citrus, kale, radishes, turnips, leeks) in addition to products that we readily associate with the summer like sweet peas, corn, peaches, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, and green beans.

It's IMBY (In My Backyard), or not too far
Because of limited growing seasons in most regions, it’s virtually impossible to eat locally and in season 100 percent of the time. While it might not always be possible to purchase your seasonal produce locally, the next best thing is to purchase what's in season somewhere else - and hopefully not too very far away to minimize shipping time and subsequent damage.

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