Seasonality of Food

Toronto’s @chefsangkim just delivered a gift of homemade fresh kimchi using U.S. grown Napa Cabbage. Did you know over 12,000 acres of this chinese cabbage is grown in California, Florida, and some parts of North Carolina?

This week, @veroniquerivest is educating 500 of @SAQCellier ‘s talented staff on #California #Wines —World class recommendations soon in a SAQ store close to you! @CalifWines_CA

One of the many U.S. companies: @Secret_Aardvark - At @NatProdExpo exporting to Canada.

Around 1/3 of all Canadian and American farmers are #womeninag. A special shout out to all of you today on #IWD2018 Thanks for your ceaseless commitment to feed and fuel! 🥦🍳🚜

We have 30+ U.S. companies lined up for this year's @SIALCANADA ! Come on out and sample @BoneSuckinSauce @FireCider @Barianioliveoil @LaPreferidaInc @LilliesQChicago @acairoots @SafieFoods @PizootzPeanuts @SunnySkyProduct @VinkandBeri @secretaardvark and much more!

Be sure to order your favourite tasteU.S. meal kit from Longo's - Grocery Gateway.

Seely’s handcrafted mint candies are among the #100 best selling products @WholeFoods in the US —these Oregon treats are now available in #Canada! We’re in love. And a bit addicted #CHFAWest

We are having a craft beer face off @usconstoronto between US @GLBC_Cleveland vs Can's @GreatLakesBeer. #craftbeer. celebrating US-Canada's cross border relationship !!

Don't know what to eat tonight n don't feel like going to the grocery store? Tgth w @GroceryGateway we bring you an amazing selection of fresh seasonal US-grown meal-kits! How about Butter Chicken: or Grape Tomato Pappardelle: ?

These are great tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Keep up it going in Pyeong Chang!!

Seasonality of Food

It’s no secret that fresh foods and the seasons go hand-in-hand. Some agricultural products are available for a good portion of the year, while others are only on shelves for a few weeks.

Seasonality of Food Calendar

ProductTime of the yearCooperator
AlmondsAll yearAlmond Board of California
Apple – Fujimid-Sep - AprU.S. Apple Export Council
Apple – Galamid-Jul - DecU.S. Apple Export Council
Apple – Granny Smithmid-Aug - JunU.S. Apple Export Council
Apple – Pink Ladymid-Oct - AprU.S. Apple Export Council
Apple – Multiple VarietiesSep - MarWashington Apple Commission
ApricotsJul - AugWashington State Fruit Commission
BarleyAll yearU.S. Grains Council
BeefAll yearU.S. Meat Export Federation
CatfishAll yearThe Catfish Institute / U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish
CherriesJun - early SepNorthwest Cherry Growers
Cling PeachFall and WinterCalifornia Cling Peach Board
CornAll yearU.S. Grains Council
DatesSep - AprBard Valley Medjool Date Growers Association / Natural Delights Medjool Dates
Citrus JuicesAll yearFlorida Department of Citrus
Craft beerAll yearBrewers Association
GrapefruitNov - MarFlorida Department of Citrus
GrapefruitOct - MayTexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc.
LambAll yearU.S. Meat Export Federation
NectarinesAug - SepWashington State Fruit Commission
OrangesOct - MayTexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc.
OrganicsAll yearOrganic Trade Association
Papayamid-Apr - Jun Hawaii Papaya Industry Association
Papayamid-Oct - mid-DecHawaii Papaya Industry Association
PeachesAug - SepWashington State Fruit Commission
PeanutsAll yearAmerican Peanut Council
Pear – BartlettJul - NovCalifornia Pear Advisory Board
Pear – BoscJul - NovCalifornia Pear Advisory Board
Pear – ComiceAug - NovCalifornia Pear Advisory Board
Pear – ForelleAug - OctCalifornia Pear Advisory Board
Pear – Red PearJul - OctCalifornia Pear Advisory Board
Pear – SeckelAug - OctCalifornia Pear Advisory Board
Pear – Multiple VarietiesAug - JunUSA Pears/Pear Bureau Northwest
PecansSep - FebU.S. Pecans
PorkAll yearU.S. Meat Export Federation
RiceAll yearUSA Rice Federation
SeedsAll yearAmerican Seed Trade Association
SorghumAll yearU.S. Grains Council
Sunflower SeedsAll yearNational Sunflower Association
TomatoesMay - NovCalifornia Tomato Farmers
TomatoesOct - JunFlorida Tomato Committee
WalnutsAll yearCalifornia Walnut Commission
WatermelonApr - NovNational Watermelon Promotion Board
WineAll yearCalifornia Wines
WineAll yearWashington State Wine Commission
WineAll yearOregon Wine Board