Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal

Eat Local, Eat Better AND Save Your Money: Buy in Season

Fruits and vegetables in season in Quebec and Montreal.
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Knowing when fruits and vegetables are in season in Quebec and the Greater Montreal Area can make the difference between supporting local farmers, supporting the local economy, eating tastier, riper thus more nutritious produce -it's true: the riper the produce when harvested, the more nutrient dense it is- AND saving money while doing so versus none of the above. The problem with not syncing up with seasonal produce is the consumer often ends up paying more for produce that isn't as tasty nor nutritious while unwittingly supporting pollution-heavy travel associated with transporting less ripe and more expensive off-season produce from different corners of the globe, this, with no guarantee that foreign farmers are even being paid a fair rate, let alone a living wage.

It's also the first, most basic step to eating local. Once you know WHAT is in season, it's easier to hunt down bona fide grown-in-Quebec produce, especially in Montreal's public markets. And prices for in-season local produce are known to be competitive. And it tastes better too since farmers can harvest the fruits of their labor sometimes but hours before said harvest hits the market, ensuring everything is properly ripe, nutritious and ready to eat, unlike that dry garlic bulb you sourced from halfway around the world.

Source: Aliments d'Ici (Groupe de Recherche d'Intérêt Public de l'UQAM)

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season Every Season in Quebec and Montreal

  • apple
  • carrot
  • green cabbage
  • mushroom
  • onion
  • potato
  • sweet potato
  • turnip
  • rutabaga

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal: December

  • apple
  • beet
  • cabbage, red
  • cabbage, green
  • carrot
  • celeriac
  • Chinese cabbage
  • endive
  • garlic
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • leek
  • mushroom
  • onion
  • parsnip
  • potato
  • rutabaga
  • squash
  • sweet potato
  • turnip

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal: January

  • apple
  • cabbage, green
  • cabbage, red
  • carrot
  • endive
  • mushroom
  • onion
  • parsnip
  • potato
  • rutabaga
  • squash
  • sweet potato
  • turnip

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal: February and March

  • apple
  • cabbage, green
  • cabbage, red
  • carrot
  • endive
  • mushroom
  • onion
  • parsnip
  • potato
  • rutabaga
  • sweet potato
  • turnip

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal: April

  • apple
  • cabbage, green
  • cabbage, red
  • carrot
  • cucumber (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • endive
  • fiddleheads
  • lettuce
  • mushroom
  • onion
  • parsnip
  • potato
  • rutabaga
  • sweet potato
  • turnip

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal: May

  • apple
  • asparagus
  • cabbage, green
  • cabbage, red
  • carrot
  • cucumber (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • endive
  • fiddleheads
  • fine herbs
  • lettuce
  • mushroom
  • onion
  • parsnip
  • potato
  • radish
  • rhubarb
  • rutabaga
  • sweet potato
  • tomato (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • turnip

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal: June

  • apple
  • asparagus
  • cabbage, green
  • cabbage, red
  • carrot
  • chicory
  • Chinese cabbage
  • cucumber (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • endive
  • escarole
  • fiddleheads
  • fine herbs
  • lettuce
  • mushroom
  • onion
  • parsley
  • potato
  • radish
  • rhubarb
  • rutabaga
  • shallot
  • spinach
  • strawberries
  • sweet potato
  • swiss chard
  • tomato (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • turnip
  • watercress

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season: July

  • apple
  • asparagus
  • beet
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • broccoli
  • cabbage, green
  • cabbage, red
  • cantaloupe
  • carrot
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • cherries
  • chicory
  • Chinese cabbage
  • cucumber
  • cucumber (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • escarole
  • fava beans
  • fine herbs
  • garlic
  • green beans
  • hot pepper
  • kale
  • leek
  • lettuce
  • mushroom
  • onion
  • parsley
  • parsnip
  • pepper
  • pickles
  • potato
  • radicchio
  • radish
  • raspberry
  • rutabaga
  • shallots
  • spinach
  • snow peas
  • strawberries
  • sweet potato
  • swiss chard
  • tomato
  • tomato (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • turnip
  • watercress
  • zucchini

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season: August

  • apple
  • artichoke
  • asparagus
  • beet
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • broccoli
  • cabbage, green
  • cabbage, red
  • cantaloupe
  • carrot
  • cauliflower
  • celeriac
  • celery
  • cherry
  • chicory
  • Chinese cabbage
  • corn
  • cucumber
  • cucumber (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • eggplant
  • escarole
  • fava beans
  • fine herbs
  • garlic
  • green beans
  • ground cherries
  • hot pepper
  • kale
  • leek
  • lettuce
  • mushroom
  • parsley
  • pear
  • pepper
  • pickles
  • plum
  • radicchio
  • radish
  • raspberry
  • shallots
  • snow peas
  • spinach
  • strawberries
  • swiss chard
  • tomato
  • tomato (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • watercress
  • watermelon
  • zucchini

Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal: September

  • apple
  • artichoke
  • asparagus
  • beet
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • broccoli
  • cabbage, green
  • cabbage, red
  • cantaloupe
  • carrot
  • mushroom
  • cauliflower
  • celeriac
  • celery
  • cherry
  • chicory
  • Chinese cabbage
  • corn
  • cranberries
  • cucumber
  • cucumber (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • eggplant
  • endive
  • escarole
  • fava beans
  • fine herbs
  • garlic
  • green beans
  • ground cherries
  • hot pepper
  • kale
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • leek
  • lettuce
  • onion
  • parsley
  • parsnip
  • pear
  • pepper
  • pickles
  • plum
  • potato
  • pumpkin
  • radicchio
  • radish
  • raspberry
  • rutabaga
  • shallots
  • spinach
  • snow peas
  • squash
  • strawberries
  • sweet potato
  • swiss chard
  • tomato
  • tomato (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • turnip
  • watercress
  • watermelon
  • zucchini

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal: October

  • apple
  • beet
  • broccoli
  • cabbage, green
  • cabbage, red
  • carrot
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • celeriac
  • chicory
  • Chinese cabbage
  • corn
  • cranberries
  • cucumber (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • eggplant
  • endive
  • escarole
  • fine herbs
  • garlic
  • ground cherries
  • hot pepper
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • kale
  • leek
  • lettuce
  • mushroom
  • onion
  • parsley
  • parsnip
  • pepper
  • potato
  • pumpkin
  • radish
  • rutabaga
  • shallots
  • snow peas
  • spinach
  • squash
  • sweet potato
  • swiss chard
  • tomato
  • tomato (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • turnip

 

Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal: November

  • apple
  • beet
  • broccoli
  • cabbage, green
  • cabbage, red
  • carrot
  • celeriac
  • Chinese cabbage
  • endive
  • escarole
  • garlic
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • leek
  • mushroom
  • onion
  • parsnip
  • potato
  • rutabaga
  • squash
  • spinach
  • sweet potato
  • tomato (greenhouse, hydroponic)
  • turnip