What's In Season - Spring to Early Summer

Photography By Bob Thompson | May 24, 2017
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Many types of produce can't tolerate Florida’s high temperatures and humidity, and as the weather warms markets start to wind down. But you still have time to enjoy the offerings of local farmers, and can always benefit from the bounty of the water that surrounds us.

Fresh Produce at the Markets from Spring to Early Summer

FROM THE LAND

  • Bell Pepper
  • Blueberry
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carambola
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Lettuce
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Mushroom
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Passion Fruit
  • Peach
  • Peanut
  • Potato
  • Radish
  • Snap Bean
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Strawberry
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tangerine
  • Tomato
  • Watermelon


FROM THE SEA

  • Amberjack (Greater)
  • Blue Crab
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Black/Red)
  • Mackerel (King/Spanish)
  • Mahi-Mahi
  • Mullet
  • Oysters
  • Pompano
  • Shrimp
  • Snapper (Red, Yellowtail)
  • Stone Crab (closes May 16)
  • Swordfish

Information is from the Florida Department of Agriculture, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, eatgulfseafood.com and other sources. Growing methods (hydroponics, etc.) tend to extend growing seasons and there are many year-round permaculture crops. Commercial and recreational fishing regulations may vary.
Article from Edible Tampa Bay at http://edibletampabay.ediblecommunities.com/whats-season-spring-early-summer-tampa-bay
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