What’s in Season in Ontario?

Get the best of Ontario’s 4 seasons ! See what’s in season year-round and plan your shopping lists and recipes to suit.  

Local seasonal shopping, cooking and eating goes beyond flavor; it is a positive and accessible reality for all, especially in vibrant Ontario. Buying local seasonal produce reduces our carbon footprint, helps local economies, and results in fresher, healthier produce picks, and therefore, tastier recipes.  The Niagara Region is a real food’s lovers wonderland. Keep track of what’s seasonal near you, go meet the talented local producers, feel that connection with where your food comes from, and don’t be afraid to try new things ! 

This Seasonal Calendar has been designed focusing on the Niagara Region in Southern Ontario. So keep in mind that dates are approximate depending on your location within the province, and Mother Nature.  Here and there, you can click on the produce to get a delicious and seasonal recipe (I will add more links as the months and seasons unfold…).


AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND

Cucumber (greenhouse)
Lettuce (greenhouse)
Mushrooms
Onions (cooking)
Potatoes
Rutabaga
Sprouts
Sweet Potatoes


JANUARY

Apples
Beets
Cabbage
Carrots
Garlic
Leeks
Onions (Red)
Parsnips
Rhubarb
Squash

FEBRUARY

Apples
Beets
Cabbage
Carrots
Garlic
Leeks
Onions (Red)
Parsnips
Rhubarb
Squash

MARCH

Apples
Beets
Cabbage
Carrots
Onions (Red)
Parsnips
Peppers (greenhouse)
Rhubarb
Squash
Tomatoes (greenhouse)

APRIL

Apples
Beets
Cabbage
Carrots
Parsnips
Peppers (greenhouse)
Rhubarb
Tomatoes (greenhouse)


MAY

Apples
Asparagus
Carrots
Peppers (greenhouse)
Rhubarb
Tomatoes (greenhouse)
Radishes
Rhubarb
Spinach
Strawberries (day neutral)

JUNE

Asparagus
Beets
Broccoli
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Lettuce
Onions (green)
Peas (green)
Radishes
Radicchio
Rhubarb
Spinach
Strawberries
Summer Squash
Zucchini

JULY

Apricots
Beans
Beets
Blueberries
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Cherries
Corn
Cucumber
Currants
Garlic
Gooseberries
Lettuce
Onions (green)
Peaches
Peas (green)
Peas (snow)
Peppers
Plums
Radishes
Radicchio
Rappini
Raspberries
Spinach
Strawberries
Summer Squash
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Watermelon

AUGUST

Apricots
Artichokes
Beans
Beets
Blueberries
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Corn
Cucumber
Currants
Eggplants
Garlic
Gooseberries
Grapes
Leeks
Lettuce
Nectarines
Onions (green)
Peaches
Parsnips
Pears
Peas (snow)
Peppers
Plums
Radishes
Radicchio
Rappini
Raspberries
Spinach
Squash
Strawberries
Summer Squash
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Watermelon


SEPTEMBER

Artichokes
Beans
Beets
Blueberries
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Corn
Crab Apples
Cucumber
Eggplants
Garlic
Grapes
Leeks
Lettuce
Nectarines
Onions (green)
Onions (red)
Peaches
Parsnips
Pears
Peas (snow)
Peppers
Plums
Pumpkin
Radishes
Radicchio
Rappini
Raspberries
Spinach
Squash
Strawberries
Summer Squash
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Watermelon

OCTOBER

Artichokes
Beans
Beets
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Corn
Cranberries
Crab Apples
Cucumber
Eggplants
Garlic
Leeks
Lettuce
Onions (green)
Onions (red)
Parsnips
Pears
Peppers
Plums
Pumpkin
Radishes
Radicchio
Rappini
Spinach
Squash
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Zucchini

NOVEMBER

Beets
Bok Choy
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Crab Apples
Garlic
Leeks
Onions (green)
Onions (red)
Parsnips
Pears
Peppers (greenhouse)
Plums
Radishes
Radicchio
Squash

DECEMBER

Beets
Cabbage
Carrots
Garlic
Leeks
Onions (red)
Parsnips
Pears
Plums
Radicchio
Squash