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San Francisco Environment Department

Seasonal Fruit: Loquats (available in San Francisco farmers markets)

Fresh loquats can sometimes be found in late spring and early summer at San Francisco farmers markets.

 

January

Fruit

  • Citrus
    • grapefruits
    • kumquats
    • limes
    • cara cara and navel oranges
    • mandarins
    • pomelos
    • tangerines

Vegetables

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celery root
  • Collard greens
  • Dandelion greens
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Parsnips
  • Radishes
  • Sunchokes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Winter squash

February

Fruit

  • Citrus
    • grapefruit 
    • lemons
    • navel oranges
    • pomelos

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Bok choy
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Collard greens
  • Escarole
  • Frisee
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Radishes
  • Turnips
  • Winter squash

March

Fruit

  • Citrus
    • grapefruit
    • kumquats
    • lemons
    • mandarins

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Pea shoots
  • Radish
  • Snow peas
  • Winter squash

April

Fruit

  • Berries 
    • strawberries 
    • blackberries 
    • blueberries 
    • cherries
  • Citrus 
    • grapefruits
    • kumquats
    • meyer lemons
    • navel oranges
    • pomelos
    • tangelos
    • tangerines
  • Pineapple guava
  • Rhubarb

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Avocadoes
  • Beets
  • Broccoli rabe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Fava beans
  • Fennel
  • Chard
  • Collard
  • Kale
  • Nettles
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Watercress
  • Winter squash 

May

Fruit

  • Berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, raspberries, tayberries)
  • Cherries
  • Rhubarb

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Collard
  • Kale
  • Peas

June

Fruit

  • Berries (blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, raspberries)
  • Cherries
  • Loquats
  • Melons
  • Nectarines

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Collard
  • Corn
  • Fava beans
  • Kale
  • Peas

July

Fruit

  • Apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, pluots
  • Berries (blueberries, boysenberries, mulberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • Figs
  • Melons
  • Rhubarb

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Snap peas
  • Squash, summer

August

Fruit

  • Berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Melons
  • Nectarines, peaches, pears, pluots, plums

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Okra
  • Snap peas
  • Squash, summer
  • Sunflower sprouts
  • Tomatoes

September

Fruit

  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Grapefruits
  • Jujubes
  • Nectarines
  • Pears
  • Pomegranates

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Bok choy
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Okra
  • Snap peas
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes

October

Fruit

  • Apples
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapefruits
  • Pears

Vegetables

  • Arugula
  • ​Avocados
  • Bok choy
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Collard greens
  • Chard
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Okra
  • Snap peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Winter squash

November

Fruit

  • Apples
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple guava
  • Pomegranates

Vegetables

  • Greens (arugula, collards, dandelion, kale, chard)
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts, cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Okra
  • Snap peas
  • Winter squash

December

Fruit

  • Citrus
    • oranges - cara cara, mandarin, navel 
    • meyer lemons
    • grapefruits
  • Pears
  • Pomegranates

Vegetables

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Boc choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Collard
  • Dandelion greens
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Snap peas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Winter squash

Find seasonal fruits and vegetables at a local farmers market near you. Buying directly from farmers helps prevent waste in the delivery process. The fewer people handling the produce and the shorter distance it travels, the less likely fruits and vegetables are discarded along the way.


Related Content

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Additional Resources

Farmer's Market Finder - Interactive map - Ecology Center
Vegetables in season in the Bay Area (PDF) - Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA)
Fruits in season in the Bay Area (PDF) - (CUESA)
10 reasons to support farmers markets - CUESA