What to eat when, according to Barbara Kingsolver

In today’s discussion of Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, we talked about how the book might change our behavior. Several of us said we would probably get fresh vegetables of farmers’ markets more often. But we weren’t confident, city kids that most of us are, what normally grows when.  So, thanks to Melissa Dunagan for compiling the list below to guide our shopping.

April / May: spinach, kale, lettuce and chard
May / June: cabbage, romaine, broccoli and cauliflower
June: snow peas, baby squash, cucumbers
July:  green beans, green peppers, small tomatoes
July / August: beefsteak tomatoes, eggplant, red and yellow peppers
August / September: cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, pumpkin, winter squash

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