In Season

The In Season page is your guide to seasonal eating. Here is a list of which fruits and vegetables are in season throughout the year in Illinois. Different foods are in season during different times depending on where you live. If, unlike me, you live somewhere other than Illinois, click here to see what’s in season near you!

Spring (March/April/May)

  • Asparagus
  • Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cherries
  • Greens
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Summer Squash

Summer (June/July/August)

  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Bell Peppers
  • Berries
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Herbs
  • Horseradish
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Peaches
  • Peas
  • Plums
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watermelon

Fall (September/October/November)

  • Apples
  • Bell Peppers
  • Berries
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Greens
  • Herbs
  • Horseradish
  • Lettuce
  • Okra
  • Onion
  • Peas
  • Plums
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash

Winter (December/January/February)

  • The growing season is dormant in Illinois during these months. Opt for items from storage such as apples, pears, and root vegetables like potatoes, turnips, ginger, rutabaga, beets, radishes, parsnips, and carrots which have long shelf lives and store well during the cold months.