Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Quebec and Montreal

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 help you to support local farmers, support the local economy, eat tastier produce, and save money while doing so. The problem with not eating 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's in season, it's easier to hunt down bona fide grown-in-Quebec produce, especially in Montreal's public markets.

Produce in Season Every Season in Quebec and Montreal

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

Produce 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

Produce in Season in Quebec and Montreal: January

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

Produce in Season in Quebec and Montreal: February and March

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

Produce 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

Produce 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

Produce 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

Produce in Season in Quebec and Montreal: 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

Produce in Season in Quebec and Montreal: 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

Produce 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

Produce 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

Produce 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