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What’s in Season

What’s in Season



British Columbia is home to a range of growing conditions, resulting in crops being produced at different times of the year, depending on what region you're in. In some regions, farmers store produce in cold storage systems to make sure they maintain freshness outside peak harvest times. This increases the availability of your favourite locally grown fruits and vegetables throughout the year.

Check out the list below to see what's in season in your region, so you can choose local any time of the year.

Download PDFs for each region's in season produce:


What's in season in July?

South West B.C.: Fresh - apples, apricot, beans, beets, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage (savoy, red), carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, corn, cucumber, currants, fennel (bulb), garlic, gooseberries, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, nectarines, onion (green), quince, peas, peppers, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), radish, raspberries, rhubarb, Saskatoon berries, spinach, squash (summer), strawberries, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini
Storage/dried/frozen - onions (red, yellow), shallots

Okanagan: Fresh - apricots, artichoke, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage (savoy, red), carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, cucumber, currants, fennel (bulb), garlic, gooseberries, kale, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, nectarins, onions (green, red, yellow), peaches, peppers, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), prunes, raspberries, Saskatoon berries, spinach, squash (summer), Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini
Storage/dried/frozen - shallots

Kootenays: Fresh - apricot, arugula, beans, beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, cucumber, garlic bulbs, lettuce, mizuna, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (green, yellow), peach, peas, peppers, potatoes, prune plums, radish, raspberries, rutabaga, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, zucchini

Northern B.C.: Fresh - asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, peas, radish, raspberries, rhubarb, rutabaga, Saskatoon berries, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, turnip, zucchini
Storage/dried/frozen - potatoes, rutabaga


Vancouver Island: Fresh - apples, apricot, beets, blackberries, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, corn, cucumber, garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, nectarine, onion (green), peas, peppers, potatoes, radish, raspberries, rhubarb, Saskatoon berries, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, turnip, zucchini


What's in season in August?

South West B.C.: Fresh - apples, apricots, artichock, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage (savoy, red), carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, corn, cucumber, fennel (bulb), garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, melons, mustard greens, nectarines, onions (green, red, yellow), parsnip, peaches, pears, peppers, plum, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), prunes, radish, raspberries, rhubarb, rutabagas, shallots, spinach, squash (summer), strawberries, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini

Okanagan: Fresh - apricots, artichoke, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage (savoy, red), carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, crab apple, cucumber, fennel (bulb), garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, nectarins, onions (green, red, yellow), parsnip, peaches, peppers, plum, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), prunes, rutabaga, Saskatoon berries, shallots, spinach, squash (summer), Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini

Kootenays: Fresh - apples, apricot, arugula, beans, beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic bulbs, leek, lettuce, melons, mizuna, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (green, white, yellow), peach, pears, peas, peppers, potatoes, prune plums, radish, raspberries, rutabaga, spinach, strawberries, sunchokes, tomatoes, zucchini

Northern B.C.: Fresh - apples, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, grapes, huckleberries, kale, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, raspberries, rhubarb, rutabaga, Saskatoon berries, spinach, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnip, zucchini

Vancouver Island: Fresh - apples, apricot, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, corn, cucumber, garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, melons, mushrooms, nectarine, onions (green, red, yellow), parsnip, peach, pears, peppers, plum, potatoes, radish, raspberries, rhubarb, shallots, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, turnip, zucchini


What's in season in September?

South West B.C.: Fresh - apples, artichocke, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cranberries, cucumber, fennel (bulb), garlic, grapes, kale, leek, lettuce, melons, mustard greens, onions (green, red, yellow), parsnip, pears, plum, peppers, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), prunes, pumpkin, radish, rutabagas, spinach, squash (winter), strawberries, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini
Storage/dried/frozen - shallots

Okanagan: Fresh - apples, artichoke, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage (green, savoy, red), carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, crab apple, cranberries, cucumber, fennel (bulb), grapes, kale, leek, lettuce, melons, mustard greens, onions (green, red, yellow), parsnip, peppers, plum, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), prunes, pumpkin, rutabaga, Saskatoon berries, spinach, squash (winter), tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini
Storage/dried/frozen - shallots


Kootenays: Fresh - apples, arugula, beans, beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic bulbs, grapes, kale, leek, lettuce, melons, mizuna, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onion (green, white, yellow), parsnip, peach, pears, peas, peppers, potatoes, prune plums, radish, raspberries, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), strawberries, sunchokes, tomatoes, zucchini

Northern B.C.: Fresh - apples, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, grapes, huckleberries, kale, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, parsnip, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, rhubarb, rutabaga, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnip, zucchini

Vancouver Island: Fresh - apples, beets, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cranberries, cucumber, garlic, grapes, kale, leek, lettuce, melons, mushrooms, onions (green, red, yellow), parsnip, pears, peppers, plum, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, turnip, zucchini


What's in season in October?

South West B.C.: Fresh - apples, artichoke, beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cranberries, cucumber, fennel (bulb), garlic, kale, kiwi, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, peppers, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), pumpkin, quice, radish, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, shallots

Okanagan: Fresh - apple, artichoke, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage (green, savoy, red), carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, crab apple, cranberries, cucumber, fennel (bulb), grapes, kale, kiwi, leek, lettuce, melons, mustard greens, onion (red, yellow), parsnip, pear, peppers, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), prunes, pumpkin, rutabaga, Saskatoon berries, spinach, squash (winter), tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini
Storage/dried/frozen - shallots


Kootenays: Fresh - apples, arugula, beets, blueberries, bok choy, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, collards, cucumber, eggplant, garlic bulbs, grapes, kale, leek, lettuce, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (green, red, yellow), parsnip, pears, peppers, potatoes, prune plums, radish, raspberries, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), strawberries, sunchokes, tomatoes, zucchini

Northern B.C.: Fresh - apples, beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cucumber, huckleberries, kale, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, parsnip, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, rutabaga, squash, tomatoes, zucchini
Storage/drief/frozen - corn, garlic, turnip


Vancouver Island: Fresh - apples, beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cranberries, garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, quince, radish, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, turnip, zucchini


What's in season in November?

South West B.C.: Fresh - apples, beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), pumpkin, quince, rutabaga, squash (winter), Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnip (white)
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, garlic, shallots

Okanagan: Fresh - beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage (green, savoy, red), cauliflower, kale, kiwi, leek, mustard greens, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), pumpkin, rutabaga, Saskatoon berries, spinach, turnips (white)
Storage/dried/frozen - shallots


Kootenays: Fresh - apples, arugula, beets, blueberries, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, garlic bulbs, grapes, kale, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), sunchokes

Northern B.C.: Fresh - kale, mushrooms
Storage/drief/frozen - 
apples, beets, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, garlic, leek, onion, parsnip, potatoes, pumpkin, rutabaga, squash, turnip, zucchini

Vancouver Island: Fresh - apples, beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes, pumpkin, quince, strawberries, turnip


What's in season in December?

South West B.C.: Fresh - apples, beets, Brussel sprouts, cabbage (red, savoy), carrots, kale, kiwi, leek, onion (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow) rutabaga, squash (winter), turnip (white)
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, cabbage (green), garlic, shallots

Okanagan: Fresh - beets, Brussel sprouts, cabbage (savoy), kale, kiwi, leek, parsnip, potatoes (red, russet, white, yellow), rutabaga, Saskatoon berries, spinach, turnips (white)
Storage/dried/frozen - cabbage (green, red), shallots


Kootenays: Fresh - apples, arugula, beets, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), cauliflower, garlic bulbs, kale, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), sunchokes

Northern B.C.: Storage/drief/frozen -  apples, beets, cabbage, carrots, garlic, leek, mushroom, onion, parsnip, potatoes, pumpkin, rutabaga, squash, turnip, zucchini

Vancouver Island: Fresh - apples, beets, Brussel sprouts, carrots, kale, leek, mushrooms, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes, strawberries, turnip


What's in season in January?

South West B.C.: Fresh - apples, cabbage (red, savoy), carrots, kale, kiwi, leek, onion (red, yellow), parsnip
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, beets, cabbage (green), garlic, potatoes (red, russet, yellow), rutabaga, shallots, squash (winter), turnip (white)

Okanagan: Fresh - cabbage (savoy), carrots, kale, kiwi, leek, parsnip
Storage/dried/frozen - beets, cabbage (green, red), potatoes (red, russet, yellow), rutabaga, shallots, squash (winter), turnip (white)

Kootenays: Fresh - apples, arugula, beets, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), garlic bulbs, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (red, yellow), parsnip, pears, potatoes, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), sunchokes

Northern B.C.: Storage/dried/frozen - apples, beets, cabbage, carrots, garlic, mushrooms, onions, parsnip, potatoes, pumpkin, rutabaga, squash

Vancouver Island: Fresh - apples
, carrots, kale, leek, mushrooms, onions (red, yellow), parsnip

What's in season in February?

South West B.C.: Fresh - apples, cabbage (savoy, red), cucmbers, kale, leek, onion (red, yellow), parsnip
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, beets, cabbage (green), carrots, garlic, potatoes (red, russet, yellow), rutabaga, shallots, turnip (white)

Okanagan: Fresh - cabbage (savoy), kale, leek, parsnip
Storage/dried/frozen - beets, cabbage (green, red), carrots, potatoes (red, russet, yellow), rutabaga, shallots, turnip (white)


Kootenays: Fresh - apples, arugula, beets, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), garlic bulbs, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onions (red, yellow), parsnip, potatoes, rutabaga, spinach, squash (winter), sunchokes

Northern B.C.: Storage/dried/frozen - apples, beets, cabbage, carrots, garlic, mushrooms, onions, parsnip, potatoes, rutabaga

Vancouver Island: Fresh - apples, kale, leek, mushrooms, onions (red, yellow), parsnip


What's in season in March?

South West B.C.: Fresh - apples, cabbage (savoy, red), cucumber, kale, kiwi, leek, onions (red, yellow), peppers, tomatoes
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, beets, cabbage (green), carrots, garlic, parsnip, potatoes (red, russet, yellow), rutabaga, shallots, squash (squash), turnip (white)

Okanagan: Fresh - cabbage (savoy, red), kale, kiwi, leek
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, beet, cabbage (green), carrots, garlic, parsnip, potates (red, russet, yellow), rutabaga, shallots, turnip (white)

Kootenays: Fresh - apples, arugula, beets, burdock root, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onion (yellow), parsnip, potatoes, rutabaga, spinach, sunchokes

Northern B.C.: Storage/dried/frozen - apples, beets, cabbage, carrots, garlic, mushrooms, onions, parsnip, potatoes, rutabaga

Vancouver Island: Fresh - apples, kale, leek, mushrooms, onions (red, yellow)


What's in season in April?

South West B.C.: Fresh - cucumber, kale, peppers, radish, rhubarb, spinach, tomatoes
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, beets, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, garlic, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, potatoes (red, russet, yellow), rutabaga, shallots

Okanagan: Fresh - apples, asparagus, cucumber, kale, lettuce, potatoes (new), radish, spinach, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white)
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, beets, cabbage (green, red, savoy), carrots, garlic, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, potatoes (red, russet, yellow), rutabaga, shallots

Kootenays: Fresh - apples, arugula, beets, burdock root, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), potatoes, radish, spinach

Northern B.C.: Storage/dried/frozen - apples, beets, carrots, mushrooms, onions, parsnip, potatoes, rutabaga

Vancouver Island: Fresh - kale, mushrooms, radish, rhubarb, spinach


What's in season in May?

South West B.C.: Fresh - asparagus, celery, cucumber, kale, mustard green, onion (green), peas, peppers, radish, rhubarb, spinach, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white)
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, beets, carrots, garlic, onion (red, yellow), parsnip, potatoes (red, russet, yellow), shallots

Okanagan: Fresh - apples, asparagus, celery, cucumber, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, onion (green), potatoes (new), radish, spinach, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnip (white)
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, beets, carrots, garlic, onions (red, yellow), parsnip, potatoes (red, russet, yellow), shallots


Kootenays: Fresh - apples, arugula, asparagus, bok choy, burdock root, leek, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onion (green), potatoes, radish, spinach, strawberries

Northern B.C.: Fresh - asparagus, garlic, lettuce, mushrooms, rhubarb, spinach
Storage/dried/frozen - beet, carrots, potatoes, rutabaga

Vancouver Island: Fresh - asparagus, celery, kale, mushrooms, onion (green), peas, potatoes, radish, rhubarb, spinach, turnip,


What's in season in June?

South West B.C.: Fresh - asparagus, beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, fennel (bulb), garlic, kale, gooseberries, lettuce, mustard greens, onion (green), peas, peppers, potatoes, radish, rhubarb, spinach, Saskatoon berries, squash (summer), strawberries, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini
Storage/dried/frozen - beans, onions (red, yellow), shallots

Okanagan: Fresh - beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, fennel (bulb), gooseberries, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, onion (green), peas, potatoes (new), quince, rhubarb, Saskatoon berries, spinach, squash (summer), strawberries, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini
Storage/dried/frozen - garlic, onions (red, yellow), shallots

Kootenays: Fresh - apples, arugula, asparagus, bok choy, broccoli, burdock root, cabbage (green, red, savoy), cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms (oyster, shiitake), onion (green), peas, potatoes, radish, rutabaga, spinach, strawberries

Northern B.C.: Fresh - asparagus, garlic, lettuce, mushrooms, radish, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries
Storage/dried/frozen - beets, potatoes, rutabaga


Vancouver Island: Fresh - asparagus, beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, garlic, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, onion (green), peas, potatoes, radish, rhubarb, Saskatoon berries, spinach, strawberries, turnip, zucchini