What’s in Season?

Seasonality is Reality

Ontario has four seasons. Many advances have been made to expand the growing season from weeks to several months. Because of our seasonality, different crops are harvested at different times of the year. Click on a month below to view the availability of Ontario’s bounty.

Maple Syrup, honey, mushrooms, eggs, and meat are generally available year round.

NOTE: Dates are approximate and may vary according to location and the season.

May

Rhubarb

Asparagus

Choose carefully when buying fresh asparagus. Look for bright green stalks with tightly closed, compact tips. Stalks should be straight, firm and about 6 to 11 inches in length.

June

Strawberries

Rhubarb

Peas

Lettuce

Cherries

Beets

The usually deep purple roots of beetroot are eaten either boiled, or roasted as a cooked vegetable, cold as a salad after cooking and adding oil and vinegar, or raw and shredded, either alone or combined with any salad vegetable.

Beans

Over 130 varieties of green bean are known. Varieties specialized for use as green beans, selected for the succulence and flavor of their pods, are the ones usually grown in the home vegetable garden, and many varieties exist.

Asparagus

Choose carefully when buying fresh asparagus. Look for bright green stalks with tightly closed, compact tips. Stalks should be straight, firm and about 6 to 11 inches in length.

July

Tomatoes

Strawberries

Raspberries

Potatoes

Plums

Peppers

Peas

Peaches

Onions

Melons

Lettuce

Garlic

Cucumber

Corn

Cherries

Celery

Cauliflower

Carrots

Cabbage

Broccoli

Blueberries

The blueberry bush (Vaccinium) is a Native North American Species. Early settlers used the fruit in their diet by incorporating it into a variety of foods and medicine. North America is the largest producer of blueberries and accounts for about 90% of the world’s crops.

Beets

The usually deep purple roots of beetroot are eaten either boiled, or roasted as a cooked vegetable, cold as a salad after cooking and adding oil and vinegar, or raw and shredded, either alone or combined with any salad vegetable.

Beans

Over 130 varieties of green bean are known. Varieties specialized for use as green beans, selected for the succulence and flavor of their pods, are the ones usually grown in the home vegetable garden, and many varieties exist.

August

Tomatoes

Squash

Raspberries

Potatoes

Plums

Peppers

Peas

Pears

Peaches

Onions

Nectarines

Melons

Lettuce

Grapes

Garlic

Eggplant

Cucumber

Corn

Celery

Cauliflower

Carrots

Cabbage

Broccoli

Blueberries

The blueberry bush (Vaccinium) is a Native North American Species. Early settlers used the fruit in their diet by incorporating it into a variety of foods and medicine. North America is the largest producer of blueberries and accounts for about 90% of the world’s crops.

Beets

The usually deep purple roots of beetroot are eaten either boiled, or roasted as a cooked vegetable, cold as a salad after cooking and adding oil and vinegar, or raw and shredded, either alone or combined with any salad vegetable.

Beans

Over 130 varieties of green bean are known. Varieties specialized for use as green beans, selected for the succulence and flavor of their pods, are the ones usually grown in the home vegetable garden, and many varieties exist.

Apples

September

Tomatoes

Squash

Raspberries

Pumpkins

Potatoes

Plums

Peppers

Peas

Pears

Peaches

Onions

Nectarines

Melons

Lettuce

Grapes

Garlic

Eggplant

Cucumber

Corn

Celery

Cauliflower

Carrots

Cabbage

Broccoli

Blueberries

The blueberry bush (Vaccinium) is a Native North American Species. Early settlers used the fruit in their diet by incorporating it into a variety of foods and medicine. North America is the largest producer of blueberries and accounts for about 90% of the world’s crops.

Beets

The usually deep purple roots of beetroot are eaten either boiled, or roasted as a cooked vegetable, cold as a salad after cooking and adding oil and vinegar, or raw and shredded, either alone or combined with any salad vegetable.

Beans

Over 130 varieties of green bean are known. Varieties specialized for use as green beans, selected for the succulence and flavor of their pods, are the ones usually grown in the home vegetable garden, and many varieties exist.

Apples

October

Tomatoes

Squash

Pumpkins

Potatoes

Peppers

Pears

Onions

Lettuce

Grapes

Garlic

Eggplant

Cucumber

Corn

Celery

Cauliflower

Carrots

Cabbage

Broccoli

Beets

The usually deep purple roots of beetroot are eaten either boiled, or roasted as a cooked vegetable, cold as a salad after cooking and adding oil and vinegar, or raw and shredded, either alone or combined with any salad vegetable.

Beans

Over 130 varieties of green bean are known. Varieties specialized for use as green beans, selected for the succulence and flavor of their pods, are the ones usually grown in the home vegetable garden, and many varieties exist.

Apples

November

Squash

Potatoes

Cauliflower

Carrots

Cabbage

Beets

The usually deep purple roots of beetroot are eaten either boiled, or roasted as a cooked vegetable, cold as a salad after cooking and adding oil and vinegar, or raw and shredded, either alone or combined with any salad vegetable.

Apples

December

Squash

Potatoes

Carrots

Cabbage

Apples