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The Bountiful Year: A Visual Guide To Seasonal Produce

The best chefs in the world will tell you a dish is only as good as its ingredients. Every kind of produce tastes better at the height of its season. Tomatoes are juicier, strawberries are sweeter, and pretty much any other fruit, vegetable, or herb is better when eaten during its natural harvest.

There’s no doubt hothouse production and the import of off-season produce from other countries have affected what you can find “in-season.” In some stores, it can be easy to forget that there are seasons and harvest cycles that make certain fruits or vegetables unavailable for stretches of time.

A trip to your local farmers market can give you a good idea of what to eat now, but this graphic provides a handy reference for when is the best time to eat what. So what’s good this month? Fresh peas, rhubarb, cherries, and apricots are great this time of year. But don’t just take our word for it; taste for yourself.

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