What Does Organic Mean?
Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.
Seasonal EatingEating in season is a delicious, environmentally friendly way to enjoy our regional bounty. It connects us with the land around us, allows us to slow down and mark the passing of time, honoring our local farmers for their hard work. Eating seasonally means enjoying produce at the peak of its perfection. Starting with delicious asparagus and greens in the spring, moving into strawberries, tomatoes and the rest of summer’s bounty, and finally into the squash and heirloom apples of fall, each month brings a new treat to enjoy.
What’s in Season Now?
This listing is approximate and varies according to the intensity of the seasons. For example — a cold, wet spring this year will result in a slight delay for some vegetables. Ask your favorite farmers at the market how their growing season is going!