Saturday, May 8, 2010

What's in season for April and early May

April completely got away from me and I forgot to write a post about what's in season right now.  So sorry!  Consider this the April & May posting.  Oops.

  • We're still eating things from the fall crop, things like apples, pears, winter squash, potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic.  We're really. sick. of. apples.
  • Greens: chard, kale, collards, early tender greens
  • Asparagus
  • Rhubarb is in full swing
  • Culinary herbs



  • Razor clams - next dig set for May 15-16
  • Some Alaskan salmon, look for sustainable and wild-caught
  • Halibut, sablefish, and black cod (March to November)
  • King salmon
  • Copper River salmon comes into season this month.  (droool...)


  • Lilacs and hellebores.  We're especially enjoying the scent of the lilac in our back yard right now.
  • Lots of bulbs: tulips, blue-bells, etc.
  • Dogwood trees.  This is the time of year I get dogwood envy, the trees are so lovely with their creamy white and pink blossoms.
  • Fruit trees: cherry, apple, pear, crabapple, etc.  Just don't park under a flowering cherry tree like I did.  The car was a mess.

  • Barnyard animals are having their babies right now.  This means veal in a few months, and lamb in the fall and winter.
  • Eggs - our hens are laying about 5-6 eggs daily.  We can't keep up.  It's insane.
  • Chicken - lots of eggs means spring chickens in a few weeks (but not for us, a rooster-less household).  Farmers markets will have fresh birds later this month
  • Rabbit
Please feel free to add other in-season items in the comments section.

1 comment:

  1. its also great from foraged greens- here we are kind of past dandelions, but others might be able to get them- you want young leaves, really before they get flowers. Also, apparently wild violets are supposed to be good in salads.