November/May: Think more squash and the start of citrus
November (Northern Hemisphere)/May (Southern Hemisphere)
As I did last month, I’m updating with the list of fruits and veggies that appear as seasonable on the organic farm website that I’ve been ordering from. What’s actually available here appears in bold below.
One thing I’m seeing are items that seem really out of season here, so I’m not including those. I sent them an email to ask about why they are being sold when they really shouldn’t be in season this time of year. Some things, like fresh herbs, are probably raised in a greenhouse, but others, like watermelon and zucchini…I wasn’t sure where they were coming from.
Anyway, they replied within a couple of hours and explained that the zucchini were the last of the season, and their plants just froze in the cold nights we’ve been having. The watermelon, however, comes from San Luis, way up north…along with the winter squash they’re selling. Hm. Their website leads the reader to believe everything is local as well as organic.
Anyway, my seasons down here are backwards from what everyone’s experiencing in the Northern hemisphere, so once I’ve got the year covered, I’ll re-publish with the full, expanded list.
Fruit: cranberries, lemons, mandarin oranges, oranges, tangerines, pears, pomegranates, persimmons
Veggies: broccoli, chard, lettuce, mushrooms, radishes, potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, sweet potatoes, winter squash